South Carolina blows out Arkansas, 52-7

Posted: October 12, 2013 at 2:36 p.m.

South Carolina running back Mike Davis (28) pulls Arkansas linebacker Braylon Mitchell in the third quarter during their game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Fayetteville. South Carolina won 52-7.

— The final annual matchup between Arkansas and South Carolina ended in the most lopsided outcome in the series' 22-year history.

The No. 14 Gamecocks beat the Razorbacks 52-7 Saturday in front of a Homecoming crowd of 66,302 at Razorback Stadium. Arkansas has lost a school-record seven consecutive Southeastern Conference games.

The 45-point loss was the program's second-worst ever at the 75-year-old Razorback Stadium.

South Carolina (5-1, 3-1 SEC) overcame an early 7-0 deficit behind a strong outing from quarterback Connor Shaw. The senior, who improved to 22-4 as a starter, passed for 219 yards and 3 touchdowns and also ran for a score.

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Bruce Ellington caught two of Shaw's touchdowns in the second quarter, including 4-yard pass 13 seconds before halftime to give the Gamecocks a 24-7 lead at the intermission. Ellington finished the game with 6 receptions for 96 yards.

Shaw threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Demiere Byrd on South Carolina's first possession of the second half and ran for a 10-yard touchdown later in the third quarter to extend the Gamecocks' lead to 38-7.

Kane Whitehurst, a receiver who redshirted at Arkansas before being kicked off the team, added a 15-yard touchdown catch and third-string quarterback Brendan Nosovitch added a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.

Arkansas started the game well, scoring on a 64-yard drive after receiving the opening kickoff. Brandon Allen threw a 20-yard pass to Javontee Herndon on a third down to extend the drive, and Keon Hatcher and Kiero Small added runs of 19 and 16 yards in consecutive plays.

Alex Collins' 7-yard touchdown gave the Razorbacks a 7-0 lead less than three minutes into the game, but it didn't last long. Arkansas finished with only 248 yards of total offense and fumbled on runs of 50 and 29 yards in the second half.

After a field goal on its opening drive, South Carolina took the lead thanks to a big play from its defense. Victor Hampton intercepted Allen and returned it to the Arkansas 6, setting up a 9-yard touchdown run by Mike Davis to give the Gamecocks a 10-7 lead.

Davis, the SEC's leading rusher entering Saturday, finished the game with 128 yards on 19 carries. The Gamecocks finished with 537 yards of total offense.

The Razorbacks (3-4, 0-3) were blown out after jumping to a 7-0 lead for the second consecutive week. Arkansas has now lost four straight games overall.

Prior to Saturday, the most lopsided outcome in the series was a 45-7 Arkansas win over South Carolina in their first meeting in 1992. The two teams, which entered the SEC together, will play new annual cross-division opponents beginning next season.

The Razorbacks have lost 10 of their last 12 conference games entering a road trip to No. 1 Alabama next week.

Where is Mrs Benedict Arnold Bielema when you want her. KARMA,KARMA,KARMA.
I hope they fire him under pressure from angry Razorback boosters. Or maybe he dumps the Razorbacks to take the USC job like he did to the Badgers when they needed him going into the rosebowl. Dedicated to his team ! Yea Right.

Posted by: AngryBadger

October 12, 2013 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Well, he is really good at playing with his headphones. Where is Houston Nutt? Maybe if Jeff Long got on his knees and puckered up, Houston might come back.

Posted by: JailBird

October 12, 2013 at 4:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

That's funny man. No disrespect to you Razorback fans. I'm just torqued at what he did to his Wis Badger players and fans and how he did it.
Benedict Arnold Bielema and Ms Piggy his trophy wife, ex exotic dancer

Posted by: AngryBadger

October 12, 2013 at 5:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Knock, knock...

who's there?


Owen who

Owen 3 in the SEC.

Posted by: cdawg

October 13, 2013 at 2:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Owen 4 will be knocking on the door next week.

Posted by: JailBird

October 13, 2013 at 4:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

And what is wrong with a trophy wife? What is wrong with being a exotic dancer? Wouldn't all you married guys want a trophy wife? I just happen to believe in Karma myself, what goes around comes around, so be carefull.

I don't think it is right to go after a man's wife just because you are mad at him.


Posted by: rummy

October 13, 2013 at 5:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

badger, Let's say you made a lot of people mad about who knows what, how would you like it if they went after your wife like you have Coach B's.

You can be upset about they way he left, but his wife had nothing to do with this, so tone it down. If you were in his shoes how would you have handled leaving for Arkansas?


Posted by: rummy

October 14, 2013 at 5:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )