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Flashback: USC topples Wisconsin in Capital One Bowl

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ORALANDO, Fla. (WCIV) – The Clemson Tigers were not the only ones to book a trip to Florida this January. The South Carolina Gamecocks played the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday in Orlando.

For South Carolina, being in such a dominant conference hurt them in making a BCS bowl game. They did beat Clemson and their only losses came at the hands of Georgia and Tennessee.

And on New Year's Day, they played a good game at the Capital One Bowl.

It was a final game for stars like Connor Shaw, Bruce Ellington and Jadeveon Clowney, and the Badgers made for a tough opponent. They were ranked eighth in the country in rushing.

Head coach Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks were looking to repeat history from two years ago. While South Carolina went up early 13-7, Wisconsin managed to take a one-point lead heading into the half.

But the second half was more of the same for the Gamecocks, with Ellington and Jerrell Adams scoring on pass plays before Shaw runs one in himself.

Shaw threw for three touchdowns and rushed for one more. Skai Moore put an exclamation point on the game, making an interception to close the door on Wisconsin's chances.

South Carolina wins 34-24. Spurrier was thrilled to pick up another bowl win.

"Sometimes we have good guys who get shaky. But not these guys," he said, nodding to Shaw and Ellington. "Key guys like the tough situation in close games."

  • Scott Eisberg

    Email: seisberg@abcnews4.com Reporter Profile

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