The "old ball coach" Steve Spurrier called for some trickery against Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl on Wednesday and it worked perfectly.
With the score tied at seven in the second quarter, South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw took a shotgun snap from the 9-yard line and handed the ball off to wide receiver Pharoh Cooper, who was in motion and running across the formation. The freshman wideout then flipped the ball to receiver Bruce Ellington, who was coming back across the field from the far side. On the run, Ellington launched a pass across the field to Shaw behind two Wisconsin defenders in the end zone.
Having caught the Badgers' secondary off guard, the senior QB reeled in the touchdown catch to give the Gamecocks a 13-7 lead. It was his first career catch.
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Shaw would notch a rushing touchdown and three passing touchdowns in a stellar performance. With the senior quarterback accounting for five touchdowns, South Carolina would go on to defeat Wisconsin 34-24.
"Best quarterback in school history, maybe the best in the country today," Spurrier shouted after Shaw was named MVP of the Capital One Bowl.
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