Even though it was a loss by Carolina, this game in Lincoln against 2nd ranked Nebraska was one the greatest in Gamecock history.
Although trailing 1307 at the half, the Gamecocks struck early in the third quarter taking a 14-13 lead on a spectacular 80-yard TD reception by the great Sterling Sharpe. USC scored again in the third on a 17-yard TD run on a reverse by Ryan Bethea, making it 21-13.
Carolina held the lead until midway through the fourth quarter. Taking advantage of some questionable officiating (non-fumble call on a sack by Scott Windsor), Nebraska took the lead for good after a second TD run by Keith Jones, 27-21.
Nebraska was finally able to put away the tough USC team with a very late FG, winning 30-21.
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