A 56-7 half time lead would end the day for many of the starters. QB Connor Shaw came on for Stephen Garcia and RBs Brian Maddox, Kenny Miles, and Bryce Sherman took it the rest of the way in the backfield. It was an uneventful quarter with just 13 points scored between the two schools.
- Connor Shaw completed a couple of passes on the drive, one to TE Justice Cunningham and the other to WR Demario Bennett. Maddox had a couple of solid carries before the drive stalled at the Troy 15. Senior PK Spencer Lanning hit his 32-yard field goal attempt. Scoring Drive: 10 plays, 57 yards, 5:00 USC 59 Troy 7
- Troy matched the Gamecocks three points with three of their own. The Trojan offense showed a little life and began to move the ball on the ground. Place kicker Michael Taylor knocked through a 38-yarder to complete the drive. Scoring Drive: 7 plays, 46 yards, 3:34 USC 59 Troy 10
- On the ensuing drive, RB Kenny Miles caught a screen pass but fumbled on the play. Troy recovered on the USC 39. The Trojans wasted little time capitalizing on the turnover. Corey Robinson hit WR Jerrel Jernigan for a 14-yard strike. Scoring Drive: 5 plays, 39 yards, 2:17 USC 59 Troy 17