*Week 9|Gamecocks(4-4|2-4) vs. (#16)Volunteers(5-3|2-3) Shaw & Lattimore Step Up For South Carolina Coming into this week 9 matchup with the 16th ranked Volunteers many fans knew it would take a much improved effort to turn around a shaky season. It seems that the Gamecocks heard the talk on the town and answered the challenge with a 45-28 beating of the hated Volunteers and QB Tyler Bray. The Gamecocks pummeled the opponent with a heavy dose of brusing star RB Marcus Lattimore, followed by an aerial assault by QB Connor Shaw. Lattimore carried the ball 25 times for 109 yards rushing and 1 TD. However, he played a huge role in converting several key third down situations which kept the Volunteers defense on the field for long periods of time. Game MVP Connor Shaw unleashed precision throws all over the field and completing 20 of 36 passes for 323 yards and 3TDs. The Gamecocks also received good news on the recruiting trail picking up 4 star athlete LAvelle Morris and 4 star caliber DT Damon Lewis.