Quarterback Jake Bentley connected with wide receiver Shy Smith on a 53-yard touchdown pass early in the 4th quarter and that turned out to be the game-winner for South Carolina.
The Gamecocks beat Michigan, 26 to 19, at the Outback Bowl, yesterday, in Tampa.
In other finals from college football on Monday: Georgia needed two overtimes to beat
Oklahoma, 54 to 48 in the Rose Bowl; Alabama defeated Clemson, 24 to 6, at the Sugar bowl; Notre Dame knocked off LSU, 21 to 17, at the Citrus Bowl.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports