The Gamecocks took the second half kickoff and with Thompson running the show moved right down the field. Thompson completed 4 passes for 43 yards and later capped the drive with a 9 yard scoring run and the Gamecocks extended their lead to 49-7.
Next time out the Gamecocks inserted Pharoh Cooper as the quarterback in the Wildcat formation and he broke off a 71 yard run for a touchdown to push the score to 56-7. The 56 points mark a season high for the Gamecocks.
More points for the Gamecocks on their next possession which was set up by a TJ Gurley pass interception and return to the Coastal 28. Brendan Nosovitch came in at quarterback and directed the drive which ended with a 1 yard touchdown run by Shon Carson, his first career touchdown. USC leads 63-7 at the end of the quarter.