Here is the fourth quarter recap from USC’s win over Michigan in the Outback Bowl:
- USC started the fourth quarter with the ball on its own 17 yard line and a 1st and 10. The Gamecocks moved into Michigan territory before the drive stalled. Adam Yates came on to attempt a 44 yard field goal that would have put the Gamecocks back on top, but the kick was blocked.
- Michigan was facing a fourth down on its next series and opted for a fake punt, they ran the ball right to the sticks and a measurement appeared to have then a chain link short, but the official ruled it a first down. Steve Spurrier challenged, but lost and the Wolverines kept the ball. Turns out it wouldn’t matter. On the very next play USC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney busted through the line and forced and recovered a fumble to give USC the ball back on the Michigan 30.
- On USC’s first play after the turnover Connor Shaw hit Ace Sanders for a 31 yard touchdown pass. The Gamecocks failed to convert the 2-point play and led 27-22 with 8:06 left in the game.
- USC scoring drive summary: 1 play, 31 yards, 9 seconds off the clock.
- Michigan answered on its next possession. The Wolverines put together a touchdown scoring drive that was capped by a 17 yard touchdown pass on third and long that put them back on top. The two point conversion attempt failed making it 28-27 Michigan with 3:29 to play.
- Michigan scoring drive summary: 10 plays, 64 yards, 4:37 off the clock.
- The Gamecocks started their next possession on their own 30 yard line. The Gamecocks had to convert a fourth and four on the first series and did it on a completion to Ace Sanders. The Gamecocks found ways to move the chains and work the clock as they slid into Michigan territory. Connor Shaw tweaked his foot on a scramble pass completion to Sanders and had to come out of the game. Dylan Thompson came in and completed a few passes, including a 32 yard touchdown to Bruce Ellington with 11 seconds left. The Gamecocks did not convert the 2 point play and held a 33-26 lead with :11 left.
- USC scoring drive summary: 11 plays, 70 yards, 3:18 off the clock.
- Michigan attempted one incomplete pass on its final possesion and the game was over.
FINAL SCORE: USC 33-28