South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said earlier this week that quarterback Connor Shaw would be a “game-time decision” for East Carolina. Well, it’s game day, and Spurrier’s decided to go in another direction.
Shaw suffered a shoulder contusion during the first half of last Thursday’s 17-13 win over Vanderbilt. Spurrier added Sunday that Shaw was having problems lifting his arm. Thompson came in briefly for Shaw in the opener, but did not record any passing stats. Shaw finished the game with just 67 yards passing.