The Gamecocks open the quarter with an impressive scoring drive. Victor Hampton returned the kickoff 55 yards to the Arkansas 45. It took nine plays from there, but Connor Shaw ran in from nine yards out for a touchdown. The drive was aided by a roughing the passer penalty on a play Shaw hit Bruce Ellington on a 10 yard pass play. With 10:50 left in the quarter, Arkansas leads 24-21.
Arkansas answers with a drive deep into Gamecock territory sparked by a 39 yard pass from Tyler Wilson to Joe Adams to the Gamecock 20. The drive reaches the four and Zach Hocker comes on to boot a 21 yard field goal. With 7:47 left in the quarter, Arkansas leads 27-21.
The Gamecocks fumble on their next possession. Shaw and Brandon Wilds botch the handoff and the Razorbacks recover at the Gamecock 38. But a sack by Devin Taylor helped to stop the drive and Hocker came on to boot a 25 yard field goal. With 1:17 left in the quarter, Arkansas leads 30-21.
End of quarter…Arkansas 30-USC 21.