Sophomore running back Mike Davis took over the game, rushing 26 times for 167 yards and three touchdowns as No. 12 South Carolina overcame injuries, four turnovers and a 10-0 halftime deficit to beat UCF on the road.
The Gamecocks (3-1, 1-1) played the final three quarters without quarterback Connor Shaw. The QB was dragged to the ground by UCF linebacker Terrance Plummer and lost a fumble. Shaw also came up holding his shoulder.
Early in the game, it was the Knights (3-1, 1-1) who were sharp but failed to convert all but one of the Gamecocks’ miscues into points.
UCF rallied late but had four turnovers of their own, two of which set up South Carolina scores.
Knights’ quarterback Blake Bortles threw for 358 yards and two touchdown passes, but also had two interceptions and a fumble
— Associated Press