(AP) South Carolina starting quarterback Connor Shaw has left the Gamecocks' game against UCF with a right shoulder sprain.
Shaw landed awkwardly on his shoulder during a run with 6:34 left in the first quarter Saturday. Shaw was dragged to the ground by UCF linebacker Terrance Plummer and fumbled. The Knights recovered the ball and Shaw came up holding his shoulder.
He was taken back to the locker room and replaced by backup Dylan Thompson on the next series.
Shaw entered the game on one of his best starts to a season as the Gamecocks' starter, having thrown six touchdowns without an interception.