Insider: South Carolina Wins 2012 Capital One Bowl

South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier  got 3 touchdown passes from his  quarterback Connor Shaw  and his defense had six sacks and shut out Nebraska  in the final three quarters as the Gamecocks  defeated the Cornhuskers  30-13  to win the Capital One Bowl on Monday.

The win gave South Carolina  11 wins for the first time in school history and snapped a string of three straight bowl losses. The turning point of the game  came on the last play of the first half when Shaw threw a hail mary pass to Alshon  Jeffery  who out-jumped the Nebraska secondary in the end zone to catch a 51-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to send the Gamecocks into the locker room with a 16-13 lead.

Jeffrey was named Capital One Bowl MVP  with 4 receptions for 148 yards and the hail mary touchdown before he got getting tossed when he and and Cornhuskers cornerback Alfonso Dennard were ejected for throwing punches at each other after a play in the 3rd quarter.

ESPN 1080 Insider Carson Ingle joins Eric Lopez to breakdown South Carolina win over Nebraska from the Citrus Bowl

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South Carolina Postgame Press Conference with Steve Spurrier, Connor Shaw and Alshon Jeffrey

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Nebraska Postgame Press Conference with Head Coach Bo Pelini

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Capital One Bowl news and Notes

– Check out defensive star Melvin Ingram postgame video on the field following the win right here

– Here postgame  video of South Carolina’s Kenny Miles  right here.

– Attendance was 61, 351. That is about seven thousand less then the Champs Sports bowl matchup between Florida State and Notre Dame drew on thursday night.

– Alshon Jeffery had his 12th 100-yard receiving game, breaking the South Carolina school record. He also caught his 23rd career touchdown pass, tying Sidney Rice’s school record.

– South Carolina (11-2) won 11 games in a season for the first time in school history and will likely be a top 10 or top 15 team nationally to start next season. Here is South Carolina 2012 schedule.

Aug. 30 (Thursday) at Vanderbilt

Sept. 8 vs. East Carolina

Sept. 15 vs. Alabama-Birmingham

Sept. 22 vs. Missouri

Sept. 29 at Kentucky

Oct. 6 vs. Georgia

Oct. 13 at LSU

Oct. 20 at Florida

Oct. 27 vs. Tennessee

Nov. 3 OPEN

Nov. 10 vs. Arkansas

Nov. 17 vs. Wofford

Nov. 24 at Clemson

-Nebraska (9-4) ended the season by losing three of its last five games. It was also the Huskers’ second straight bowl loss. Here some notable games for Nebraska in 2012:

9-1-12  vs Southern Miss

9-8-12  at UCLA

9-29-12  vs Wisconsin

10-6-12   at Ohio State

10-27-12  vs Michigan

11-3-12  at Michigan State