By The Numbers: South Carolina

South Carolina QB Connor Shaw

Examining where this 2012 South Carolina team is strongest and weakest entering its Week 7 road trip to Baton Rouge.

No. 3 South Carolina
6-0 overall, 4-0 in SEC
4-0 at home, 2-0 on the road

2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTS

W, @ Vanderbilt, 17-13 (Thursday night)
W, vs. East Carolina, 48-10
W, vs. UAB, 49-6
W, vs. Missouri, 31-10
W, @ Kentucky, 38-17
W, vs. Georgia, 35-7

TEAM STATISTICS

Rushing Offense – 181.5 ypg (45th NCAA, 7th SEC)
Passing Offense – 224.7 ypg (71, 7)
Total Offense – 406.2 ypg (63, 6)
Scoring Offense – 36.3 ppg (32, 5)
Sacks Allowed – 14 for 96 yards (T-85, 7)
Rushing Defense – 83.8 ypg (9, 2)
Passing Defense – 194.2 ypg (28, 5)
Total Defense – 278.0 ypg (11, 3)
Scoring Defense – 10.5 ppg (4, 2)
Sacks – 25 for 148 yards (4, 1)
Tackles for Loss – 49 for 200 yards (10, 3)
Turnover Margin – +3 (T-33, 5)
Net Punting – 33.7 ypp (109, 13)
Punt Returns – 15.3 ypr (14, 3)
Kickoff Returns – 26.3 ypr (19, 4)
Penalties – 52 for 409 yards (T-103)
(LSU's Penalties, by comparison, are 91 for 712 yards, 13th in NCAA)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Passing
Connor Shaw: 56-of-74 (75.7%) for 733 yards, 7 TD, 2 INT
Dylan Thompson: 27-of-53 (51.0%) for 510 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT

Rushing
Marcus Lattimore: 116 carries for 549 yards (4.7 ypc), 9 TD
Connor Shaw: 64 carries for 281 yards (4.4 ypc), 1 TD
Mike Davis: 13 carries for 117 yards (9.0 ypc), 1 TD
Kenny Miles: 27 carries for 100 yards (3.7 ypc), 1 TD

Receiving
WR Damiere Byrd: 10 receptions, 288 yards (28.8 ypr), 2 TD
WR Bruce Ellington: 13 receptions, 227 yards (17.5 ypr), 1 TD
TE Rory Anderson: 8 receptions, 157 yards (19.6 ypr), 4 TD
RB Marcus Lattimore: 18 receptions, 133 yards (7.4 ypr), 0 TD
WR Ace Sanders: 12 receptions, 110 yards (9.2 ypr), 3 TD

Defensive
DE Jadeveon Clowney: 11.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 25 tackles
DE Devin Taylor: 4 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 16 tackles
DE Chaz Sutton: 5 TFL, 4 sacks, 12 tackles
Spur Devonte Holloman: 2 INT, 4 TFL, 1 sack, 22 tackles
LB Shaq Wilson: 30 tackles, 2 INT
FS D.J. Swearinger: 16 tackles, 1 INT, 1 FR for TD

Special Teams

Punt Returns
Ace Sanders: 17 returns for 263 yards (15.5 ypr), 1 TD

Kickoff Returns
Bruce Ellington: 3 returns for 97 yards (32.3 ypr)

Field Goals
Adam Yates: 3 of 5, long of 38 yards

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