Shaw honored; USC-Arkansas game time set

GoGamecocks staff reportsOctober 29, 2012 

South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw (14) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass in the third quarter of their game against the Vols at Williams-Brice Stadium, Saturday, October 27, 2012.

GERRY MELENDEZ — gmelendez@thestate.com

Connor Shaw was selected as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Gamecocks’ 38-35 win over Tennessee on Saturday.

Shaw, a 6-1, 207-pound junior from Flowery Branch, Ga., had his most productive day as the Gamecocks’ signal-caller, completing 22-of-32 passes for a career-high 356 yards and three touchdowns. He also carried 18 times for 33 yards and a touchdown.

His scoring passes covered 33, 26 and 24 yards as the Gamecocks rolled up 510 yards of offense, the sixth-highest total in the Steve Spurrier Era at South Carolina. The win was Carolina’s third-straight over the Vols, something that had never before been accomplished.

Clowney semifinalist for Award

Sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding defensive player, as selected by the Maxwell Football Club National Selection Committee.

Clowney has 40 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss and 81/2 sacks, and has twice been honored as the SEC’s defensive lineman of the week this season.

USC-Arkansas game time set

South Carolina's Nov. 10 home game vs. Arkansas will kick off at noon and be televised by CBS, it was announced Monday.

As was announced earlier this year, the following weekend's Nov. 17 home game vs. Wofford is a 1 p.m. kickoff on pay-per-view.

CBS Sports will use a six-day option for its 3:30 p.m. game Nov. 10 and select either Texas A&M at Alabama, or Mississippi State at LSU.

Below is the schedule of SEC football games for Saturday, Nov. 10:

... Arkansas at South Carolina (noon) [CBS Sports]

... Missouri at Tennessee (12:21 p.m.) [SEC Network]

... Louisiana-Lafayette at Florida (12:21 p.m.) [SEC Network]

... Georgia at Auburn (7 p.m.) [ESPN2]

... Vanderbilt at Ole Miss (7 p.m.) [ESPNU]

... Texas A&M at Alabama (3:30 p.m. OR between 7 – 7:45 p.m.) [CBS Sports or ESPN]

... Mississippi State at LSU (3:30 p.m. OR between 7 – 7:45 p.m.) [CBS Sports or ESPN]

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