Florida held its one point lead until just past the halfway point of the quarter. Shon Carson broke off a 58 yard run from his 5 to the Florida 37 to get the drive rolling. Later Shaw hit Rory Anderson for 34 yards to the Gator 2. On third down from the 3, Shaw threw the fade to the left corner for Shaq Roland. He made a catch but the call was out of bounds and the replay supported that. Fry booted a 22 yard field goal to put the Gamecocks up 16-14.
On the next possession, USC thwarted a Florida pass on fourth down from the Gator 32. Trey Burton lobbed the ball to defensive lineman Leon Orr who was in for the punt formation, and the Gamecocks broke it up. The Gamecocks couldn’t move it much and Fry booted a 43 yard field goal, his fourth of the game, for a 19-14 USC lead.
Jimmy Legree sealed the victory by intercepting Skyler Mornhinweg at the USC 43. The Gamecocks did have to punt and pinned Florida back to their 1 with :12 left. The Gators completed a pass but the clock ran out and USC secured its record setting 16th straight home victory.
Final…USC 19-Florida 14