TAMPA, Fla. -- Connor Shaw led No. 11 South Carolina to the brink of victory and Dylan Thompson carried the Gamecocks over the hump in the Outback Bowl.

Thompson came off the bench to throw a 32-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining Tuesday, enabling South Carolina to match a school record for victories in a season with a 33-28 win over No. 19 Michigan.

Thompson replaced Shaw during the winning drive, covering the final 43 yards after Shaw begin the march from his own 30. Devin Gardner's third TD pass of the game had given Michigan a 28-27 lead.

Shaw threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns after missing South Carolina's regular season finale with a left foot sprain. Thompson led the Gamecocks (11-2) to a victory over their archrival, and threw for 117 yards and two TDs a backup Tuesday.

Gardner threw for 214 yards in his fifth start for Michigan (8-5) since Denard Robinson injured his right elbow late in the season. Robinson took some snaps at quarterback and even attempted his first passes in a game since Oct. 27, but lined up mostly at running back and rushed for 100 yards on 23 carries.

Ace Sanders caught TD passes of 4 yards from Thompson and 31 yards from Shaw, who completed 18 of 26 passes before limping off on the final drive. The speedy receiver had nine catches for 92 yards and also scored on a 63-yard punt return -- one of four plays over 50 yards that Michigan yielded.


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Gardner was 18 of 36, including TD passes of 5 yards to Drew Dileo and 10 and 17 yards to Jeremy Gallon, who gave Michigan its late lead and finished with career bests of nine receptions and 145 yards. Robinson set the NCAA record for career yards rushing by a quarterback, hiking his four-year total to 4,495.

South Carolina 33,

Michigan 28

South Carolina 14 7 0 12--33

Michigan 3 10 9 6--28

First Quarter

SC -- Byrd 56 pass from C.Shaw (Yates kick), 13:26.

Mich -- FG Gibbons 39, 7:28.

SC -- Sanders 63 punt return (Yates kick), 3:29.

Second Quarter

Mich -- Dileo 5 pass from Gardner (Gibbons kick), 12:41.

SC -- Sanders 4 pass from Thompson (Yates kick), 10:54.

Mich -- FG Gibbons 40, 2:47.

Third Quarter

Mich -- FG Wile 52, 6:54.

Mich -- Gallon 10 pass from Gardner (pass failed), :02.

Fourth Quarter

SC -- Sanders 31 pass from C.Shaw (pass failed), 8:06.

Mich -- Gallon 17 pass from Gardner (run failed), 3:29.

SC -- Ellington 32 pass from Thompson (pass failed), :11.

A -- 54,527.

SC Mich

First downs 17 24

Rushes-yards 17-85 45-141

Passing 341 214

Comp-Att-Int 25-36-0 18-37-1

Return Yards 63 12

Punts-Avg. 3-41.0 3-48.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-1

Penalties-Yards 5-44 4-55

Time of Possession 22:01 37:59

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING -- South Carolina, C.Shaw 10-96, Miles 5-1, Thompson 2-(minus 12). Michigan, D.Robinson 23-100, Gardner 12-24, Dileo 1-7, Smith 6-6, Simmons 1-4, Hayes 2-0.

PASSING -- South Carolina, C.Shaw 18-26-0-224, Thompson 7-10-0-117. Michigan, Gardner 18-36-1-214, D.Robinson 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING -- South Carolina, Sanders 9-92, Miles 4-22, Jones 3-78, Byrd 2-63, Ellington 2-36, Carson 2-1, Cunningham 1-37, Anderson 1-7, M.Davis 1-5. Michigan, Gallon 9-145, Roundtree 3-27, Dileo 3-22, Smith 1-9, D.Robinson 1-7, Funchess 1-4.