The sophomore receiver hauled in touchdown passes of 14 and 43 yards in the first quarter as the Gamecocks took a lead they wouldn’t lose.
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Linebackers Skai Moore and T.J. Holloman picked off passes in the first half that led to 10 points for USC. Safety Chaz Elder nabbed one in the third quarter that set up a field goal.
The senior defensive end forced a fumble to start the second half. After spur Sharrod Golightly returned it 24 yards, the USC offense cashed it in with a touchdown for a 24-10 lead.
The sophomore tailback rushed for 128 yards to give him 1,058 on the season, making him the eighth player in school history to break the 1,000-yard mark in a season.
USC outscored the Bulldogs 17-0 to put the game away, as quarterback Connor Shaw threw two of his four touchdown passes in the period.
Mississippi State easily drove 60 yards on nine plays for a touchdown, as quarterback Dak Prescott dazzled the USC defense with his throwing and running.
The Gamecocks mustered three points on a short field after a turnover and then went three-and-out on their next three possessions to end the half while gaining 13 yards.
The game was sold out, but some ticket-holders decided to watch it somewhere else by the look of the empty seats.