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By Tim Letcher
SEC Digital Network
South Carolina scored the game's first 28 points, then held on late to beat Vanderbilt 35-25 in Columbia on Saturday night.
The Gamecocks scored touchdowns on each of their first four possessions in the game, including a pair of touchdown passes from Connor Shaw.
Shaw had a big game for South Carolina, passing for 284 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 84 yards to lead the team.
Vanderbilt got within 35-25 with 13:59 remaining, but could not get any closer despite having several scoring chances.
Passing - Austyn Carta-Samuels, 12-22, 147 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing - Wesley Tate, 10 carries, 71 yards
Receiving - Jordan Matthews, 8 receptions, 106 yards
Passing - Connor Shaw, 21-29, 284 yards, 3 TD
Rushing - Connor Shaw, 19 carries, 84 yards
Receiving - Bruce Ellington, 8 receptions, 111 yards, 1 TD
South Carolina has now beaten Vanderbilt five straight times.
South Carolina has now won 13 straight home games.
Connor Shaw is now 12-0 at home as the starting quarterback for the Gamecocks.