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Top 25: No. 9 LSU 23, No. 3 South Carolina 21

Published October 13, 2012 9:41 pm

Top 25 football • LSU gained 406 yards on offense.
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Baton Rouge, La. • LSU freshman Jeremy Hill highlighted a breakout 124-yard, two-touchdown performance with a 50-yard scoring run, and the ninth-ranked Tigers handed No. 3 South Carolina its first loss of the season, 23-21 on Saturday night.

LSU (6-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) substantially outgained South Carolina (6-1, 4-1) 406 yards to 211 but struggled to find the end zone. LSU settled for field goals three times after driving at least as far as the Gamecocks 5-yard line, and another drive to the South Carolina 15 stalled on a missed field goal.

But Hill's long score with 5 minutes, 3 seconds left gave LSU a nine-point lead that proved a little too much to overcome.

Connor Shaw drove South Carolina for a late TD on a short pass to Bruce Ellington with 1:41 left, and the Gamecocks got the ball once more with 35 seconds left, but LSU's defense held up. —