South Carolina Gamecocks’ quarterback Connor Shaw returned to practice Wednesday.
Shaw missed practice on Monday and Tuesday because of a virus, which is one of the reasons he didn’t enter the Gamecocks’ 27-24 overtime victory over the Missouri Tigers until the second half.
According to the Associated Press, Gamecocks’ quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus said “said Shaw didn’t take all the snaps, but looked healthy and was moving well” and “was prepping Shaw to start for the 14th-ranked Gamecocks (6-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) against Mississippi State (4-3, 1-2) Saturday.”
Shaw was inserted into the second half of the Gamecocks’ victory over the Tigers with the Gamecocks down 17-0. Shaw led the Gamecocks to 17 fourth quarter points to force overtime. Shaw completed 20 of 29 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns. The win kept the Gamecocks, who already have conference losses to the Georgia Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers, alive in the SEC East title race.
On the season, Shaw is 112-of-174 for 1,508 yards with 14 touchdowns and only one interception. Shaw has also rushed for 389 yards and three touchdowns on 100 carries.
The Gamecocks and Bulldogs will kickoff at 12:21 pm EST Saturday.