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Connor Shaw injured, Gamecocks down early

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Not many people — well, this guy did — gave UCF much of a chance in their game against South Carolina.

At least early on, the Golden Knights are, literally and figuratively, putting a hurting on the Gamecocks.

Just past the halfway point of the first quarter, starting quarterback Connor Shaw suffered an injury to his right (throwing) shoulder.  Shaw, who suffered an injury to the same area last year, was ultimately taken into the locker room for further examination.

There has been no official word on the extent of the injury or if he will be able to return.  Shaw has been replaced by Dylan Thompson.

The Knights jumped out to an early 7-0 lead thanks to an impressive 75-yard opening drive in which quarterback Blake Bortles accounted for 70 yards of offense.  On the play in which Shaw was hurt, UCF recovered his fumble near midfield but were unable to capitalize.

UPDATED 12:48 p.m. ET: Shaw is currently on the sidelines with his right arm in a sling and an ice bag on his shoulder.  While a return has not been officially ruled out, it doesn’t look promising.

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4 Responses to “Connor Shaw injured, Gamecocks down early”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Sep 28, 2013 12:47 PM

    There’s really no drop off to the second-string qb, but I hope he’s not badly injured.

  2. youcantmakemepickausername says: Sep 28, 2013 1:35 PM

    Not related to the Shaw injury, but that “targeting” penalty on the South Carolina DB was a joke. At least they overturned his ejection, but still a joke it’s even a penalty.

    I try not to be one of these keyboard/arm chair warriors screaming about “They’re turning this into flag football!!!”, but sheesh.

  3. mancave001 says: Sep 28, 2013 3:22 PM

    There was a missed targeting penalty in the WVU game. Lineman clearly through a punch when going at Clint Trickett. Got flagged but not ejected.

  4. dhardy8207 says: Sep 28, 2013 4:12 PM

    I HATE being at work on Saturday!!!!…. All I can do is ease drop on CFT to see if all the other college football fans can keep me updated on the games!!!!

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