COL FB: South Carolina 27, Missouri 24 (2 OT)

Oct. 27, 2013 at 12:48 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Connor Shaw overcame an injury to fire three touchdown passes Saturday, hoisting No. 20 South Carolina to a 27-24 double-overtime win over No. 7 Missouri.

Shaw didn't start the game due to a sprained left knee, but shook off the injury to take over from Dylan Thompson in the third quarter with the Gamecocks trailing 17-0. He completed 20-of-29 throws for 201 yards, including a 2-yard TD toss to Nick Jones with 42 seconds left in regulation to force a 17-17 tie.

South Carolina got a 40-yard field goal from Elliott Fry in the second overtime, and Missouri's Andrew Baggett then missed a 24-yard attempt, handing the Gamecocks (6-2, 4-2 SEC) a victory that enabled them to keep pace with Georgia and Florida in the SEC East -- each of whom trail division leader Missouri (7-1, 3-1) by one game in the loss column.

Bruce Ellington caught two TD passes for the Gamecocks, finishing with a career-high 10 receptions and 136 yards.

Maty Mauk, subbing for the injured James Franklin, completed 11-of-25 pass attempts for 249 yards, a touchdown and an interception for the previously unbeaten Tigers.

Marcus Murphy ran for two touchdowns for Missouri.

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