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Dylan Thompson to start for injured Connor Shaw

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As expected, South Carolina will have a new/old face under center when it takes the field this weekend.

Dylan Thompson, head coach Steve Spurrier confirmed, will get the start at quarterback in place of the injured Connor Shaw.  The senior suffered a severely sprained knee in the loss to Tennessee and was listed as “doubtful” by Spurrier a day later.

Spurrier stated that while Shaw may dress for the Missouri game, but, as far as Thompson is concerned, “it’ll be his game to go with.”

This won’t exactly be Thompson’s first starting rodeo.  The redshirt junior started two games in place of an injured Shaw last season after spending 2011 as Stephen Garcia‘s backup.

Thompson has seen action in six of seven games in 2013, completing 29 of his 51 passes for 421 yards and two touchdowns.  He’s also thrown two interceptions.

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6 Responses to “Dylan Thompson to start for injured Connor Shaw”
  1. thegamecocker says: Oct 23, 2013 10:25 AM

    Dylan Thompson will be ready for Mizzou. Carolina wins this one.

  2. classyjacklambert says: Oct 23, 2013 11:04 AM

    Thompson is the better pocket passer anyways.

  3. imaduffer says: Oct 23, 2013 11:31 AM

    Let me call a couple of time outs to think about it.

  4. kcrobert10 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:14 PM

    Well I’m glad the sc faithful are confident they will win. Mr Thompson I would introduce you to Mr sams but I have a feeling ur going to get to know him very well as he will be hitting u all day. This just feels like Missouris yr so good luck sc at the zou. M-i-z-z-o-u…..

  5. dhardy8207 says: Oct 23, 2013 2:42 PM

    I like Mizzou in this match up. Just seems like after their latest loss, the OBC is just trying to make it through the rest of the season.

  6. sportsbastard says: Oct 23, 2013 2:42 PM

    USCe will not win this game without the more mobile Shaw at QB. Mizzou’s pass rush is the most ferocious in the country.

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