01/03/2012 02:12 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Alshon Jeffery Hail Mary Touchdown: South Carolina WR Ejected For Fight After Highlight Catch (VIDEO)

Three quarters was more than enough time for South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey to show that he was the most talented player in the Capital One Bowl.

Jeffery, who was playing despite breaking his hand in the Gamecocks' final game of the regular season on November 29th, pulled in an amazing reception on a hail mary play to end the first half and finished his afternoon with 148 yards receiving in just three quarters of play.

Why only three quarters? Well it wasn't because SC coach Steve Spurrier took his foot off the gas pedal -- that's not Spurrier's style -- but rather because Jeffery was involved in a fight with two minutes remaining in the third quarter and was ejected from the game.


Upon review of video from the fight, it appears that Jeffery was hardly the agressor. If anything, he held back during the scuffle, only pushing Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard despite have multiple punches thrown his way.

The ejection may have been questionable, but it didn't alter the outcome of the game. The Gamecocks would win the game securing their first 11-win season in school history. For his pre-fight production, Jeffery would be named the game's MVP, giving NFL general managers plenty of compelling highlights leading up the draft in April in the process.