Columbia, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier
announced Wednesday that backup quarterback Dylan Thompson will start in place
of an injured Connor Shaw when the Gamecocks travel to No. 5 Missouri Saturday
Shaw injured his left knee this past weekend in a 23-21 loss at Tennessee. An
MRI on the knee was negative and did not show any torn ligaments.
"Connor Shaw we don't know about, he may be able to dress and be a backup but
we don't know," Spurrier said. "Dylan is going to start the game and it will
be his to go with."
Thompson, a redshirt junior, will make his third career start. In two starts
last year against East Carolina and Clemson, both wins, Thompson threw for
over 300 yards and three touchdowns in each game. He also threw the game
winning touchdown pass against Michigan in last year's Outback Bowl.
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