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Shaw throws 3 TDs in No. 14 Gamecocks 34-13 win

By Pete Iacobelli

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Nov. 26 2011 9:06 p.m. MST

Clemson cornerback Xavier Brewer (29) cannot stop South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington (23) from catching a pass for a touchdown during the first quarter in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Columbia, S.C.

Rich Glickstein, Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Connor Shaw threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead No. 14 South Carolina to a 10-win season for the first time in 27 years and its third straight victory over No. 18 Clemson, 34-13 on Saturday night.

The Gamecocks (10-2) choked off Clemson's once-high scoring offense, holding the Tigers (9-3) to 153 yards and Atlantic Coast Conference passing leader Tajh Boyd to 83 yards through the air.

Clemson was part of the BCS title talk a month ago when it opened 8-0 and rose to No. 6 in the country. But it heads to the ACC championship game against Virginia Tech next week a shaky team after losing three of its past four.

South Carolina's only other 10-victory season in 118 years of football came in 1984.

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