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Top 25: No. 17 South Carolina 38, Tennessee 35

Published October 27, 2012 1:49 pm

Top 25 football • South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore was injured in the game.
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Columbia, S.C. • Connor Shaw threw three touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 17 South Carolina overcame the loss of tailback Marcus Lattimore for a 38-35 victory over Tennessee on Saturday.

Tyler Bray drove the Vols to South Carolina's 19 with 1 minute, 8 seconds left when he was hit from behind by defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. The ball popped loose and linebacker Shaq Wilson recovered.

Tennessee (3-5, 0-5 Southeastern Conference) forced a punt and got the ball back with 36 seconds to go, but Victor Hampton intercepted a long pass from Bray to close it out for South Carolina.

More pressing, though, is the apparent loss of Lattimore to a serious injury. The junior was taken to a hospital after hurting his right leg in the second quarter. —