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Top 25: No. 7 South Carolina 31, Missouri 10

Published September 22, 2012 5:01 pm

Top 25 football • The Gamecocks only allowed 254 yards to the Tigers.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. • Connor Shaw completed 20 consecutive passes and threw for two touchdowns, Marcus Lattimore ran for two scores and No. 7 South Carolina manhandled Missouri 31-10 in the Tigers' first Southeastern Conference road game Saturday.

Shaw missed his first pass to Lattimore on the game's first series, then hit his final 20 and finished with 252 yards passing as the Gamecocks (2-0 SEC) improved to 4-0 for just the ninth time in 119 seasons of football.

Missouri (2-2, 0-2) struggled against a Gamecocks defense that has given up three touchdowns all season. The Tigers had a season-low 254 yards.

Lattimore rushed for 85 yards. His touchdowns gave him South Carolina's career mark with 33 rushing scores, a record Lattimore shared with Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers and Harold Green. —