Gamecocks beat Clemson for 5th straight time

The Gamecocks won their 18th straight home game to extend a school record.

Connor Shaw threw for one touchdown and rushed for another as No. 10 South Carolina won its record fifth straight over No. 6 Clemson with 31-17 victory Saturday night.

The Gamecocks (10-2) won their 18th straight at home, extending a school record set earlier this year. For Shaw, it capped the senior's home career at a perfect 17-0 as a starter in the sweetest way possible.

The Tigers (10-2) had never lost five consecutive games to their rival in a series that began in 1896 - which they still lead 65-42-4 all-time. The loss also left record-setting quarterback Tajh Boyd 0-for-4 against the Gamecocks.



put things away with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to break away from 17-all tie. Mike Davis had a 2-yard scoring run with 11:47 left and Pharoh Cooper threw a 26-yard TD pass to Brandon Wilds.

Shaw led the Gamecocks in rushing with 22 carries for 94 yards and one score.

Clemson had six turnovers. South Carolina had none.

Missouri beat Texas A&M 28-21 moments after the Gamecocks win over Clemson. That means South Carolina will not play in the SEC Championship game. Missouri will take on Auburn for the SEC title. Auburn beat #1 Alabama 34-28.