Bowl report: Shaw set to return; Moore suspended

jkendall@thestate.comDecember 15, 2012 

Sept. 22, 2012: South Carolina beats Missouri 31-10 as quarterback Connor Shaw said completed 20 straight passes, the second-highest total in SEC history, for 249 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

C. ALUKA BERRY — caberry@thestate.com

Shaw missed the Gamecocks season-finale against Clemson due to a foot injury and did not work out with the players who practiced Saturday but has been cleared to return to the field Sunday. He is expected to start the Outback Bowl, which will kick off at 1 p.m. on Jan. 1. Sophomore Dylan Thompson, who threw for 310 yards to lead the Gamecocks over the Tigers, also will play in the bowl game.

“The plan is to start Connor and get Dylan somewhere in the first half, first quarter maybe, and get both of them ready to play, see how it goes,” Spurrier said.

The Gamecocks (10-2) are looking for their second straight 11-win season.

Spurrier also announced Saturday:

• that the South Carolina careers of senior wide receiver D.L. Moore and freshman offensive lineman Kyle Harris are over. Both players were suspended from the Outback Bowl due to a violation of team rules, and Harris, a Georgia native, will transfer from the school, Spurrier said.

• that leading receiver Bruce Ellington will play in the school’s basketball game Wednesday and then spend all of his time with the football team through the bowl game before returning to the hardwood.

• that he voted defensive end Jadeveon Clowney No. 1 on his Heisman ballot. Three others voters also gave Clowney their No. 1 vote. Spurrier gets to vote for the award because he is a former winner.

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