SEC Digital Network
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 12 South Carolina hit the road on Saturday afternoon and picked up a solid win in Fayetteville against Arkansas, downing the Razorbacks by a final score of 52-7. Mike Davis rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown, spearheading a Gamecock rushing attack that went for over 275 yards on the day.
Arkansas (3-4, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) started off the scoring in the first quarter with a seven-play, 64-yard drive that Alex Collins capped off with a six-yard touchdown. From that point on, it would be all South Carolina (5-1, 3-1 SEC).
The Gamecocks would score 10 points in a span of two minutes later in the first quarter, with Davis punching in a score on a six-yard scamper after Elliott Fry’s 33-yard field goal on the previous possession.
That run opened the flood gates for Steve Spurrier’s squad, which went on to score 52 straight points and outgain Arkansas by almost 300 yards on the day. Connor Shaw tossed three touchdown passes for South Carolina on the day. The USC defense limited Arkansas to just seven first downs and 30 yards through the air.
Passing – Brandon Allen, 4-for-12, 30 yards, INT
Rushing – Alex Collins, 10 car, 69 yards, TD
Receiving – Javontee Herndon, 1 rec, 20 yards
Passing – Connor Shaw, 19-for-28, 219 yards, 3 TD
Rushing – Mike Davis, 19 car, 128 yards, TD
Receiving – Bruce Ellington, 6 rec, 96 yards, 2 TD
• South Carolina won its first game at Arkansas since 2005. The Gamecocks had lost their previous three trips to Fayetteville.
• USC has beaten Arkansas in back-to-back years for the third time in the history of the series.
• Steve Spurrier is 7-5 in his career against Arkansas, 3-3 as head man in at South Carolina.
• The Razorbacks lead the series with the Gamecocks, 13-9.