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big start: Jeremy Wright bulls past Kentucky’s Martavius Neloms (1) and Avery Williamson to score on No. 25 Louisville’s first series of a 32-14 win.

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big start: Jeremy Wright bulls past Kentucky’s Martavius Neloms (1) and Avery Williamson to score on No. 25 Louisville’s first series of a 32-14 win.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said Sunday starting quarterback Connor Shaw can barely lift his right arm, won't practice until Wednesday at the earliest and might miss Saturday's game against East Carolina.

Shaw took a helmet to his right shoulder during Thursday's 17-13 victory over Vanderbilt. He was diagnosed with a deep bone bruise, but there is no damage to the joint. "It's just painful for him," Spurrier said. "And he has trouble lifting his arm right now, so it's pretty hard to play quarterback."

Redshirt sophomore Dylan Thompson, who appeared briefly in four games last season, went 0-for-3 and was sacked twice after replacing Shaw against the Commodores.

Shaw returned and led the Gamecocks on their final touchdown drive in the fourth quarter that put them ahead for good. He finished with 92 rushing yards. He also was 7-of-11 passing, but much of that came before the injury.

Gameday Gators: ESPN said its College GameDay show will go to College Station, Texas, for Florida's game against Texas A&M this week. It will be the 33rd time the show has been at a Florida game, most in the nation.

No. 25 Louisville 32, Kentucky 14: Jeremy Wright rushed for 105 yards and three touchdowns for the host Cardinals. The Cardinals drove 99, 85 and 93 yards on their three scoring drives to lead 22-7 at halftime. "I do not know if I expected the offense to perform as well as they did," Louisville coach Charlie Strong said after his team outgained Kentucky 466-373. "A lot of the time you just don't know how well guys will play together."

Baylor 59, SMU 24: Nick Flo­rence, the replacement for departed Robert Griffin III at quarterback, was 21-of-30 for 341 yards and four TDs for the host Bears. Baylor led 31-3 after Mike Hicks' 66-yard fumble return for a score 4:38 into the third.

Bethune-Cookman 38, Alabama St. 28: Brodrick Waters threw two touchdown passes and ran for one TD as the Wildcats rallied from a 21-0 deficit in Orlando. The Wildcats went up 24-21 on Waters' 6-yard run with 4:28 left in the third.

Late Saturday

No. 4 Oklahoma 24, UTEP 7: Up 10-7 after three, the visiting Sooners pulled away. The Sooners stopped a fake punt early in the fourth. Soon after, Landry Jones hit Brannon Green for an 18-yard score. Damien Williams added a 65-yard touchdown run.

No. 5 Oregon 57, Arkansas St. 34: Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota went 18-of-22 for 200 yards and three touchdowns in one half of action as the host Ducks built a 50-10 lead.

basketball: The NCAA is investigating three of UCLA's touted freshmen, Scout.com and CBSSports.com reported. It is looking into Shabazz Muhammad's relationship with a financial planner whose brother was an assistant on Muhammad's high school team; the relationship between Kyle Anderson and an agent; and if Tony Parker's family received improper benefits during the recruiting process.

Women's soccer: Tiffany McCarty scored twice as Florida State, No. 1 in the coaches poll, beat College of Charleston (1-3) 4-0. It was the third straight shutout for FSU (4-0). … Havana Solaun scored in the 13th and 58th minutes as host No. 22 Florida (2-2-1) beat Florida International (2-2) 3-0. … Kendall Kraus scored the winner in the 72nd minute as Dartmouth (1-1) beat USF (2-3) 2-1 in the UCF Classic in Orlando. … Kansas Bayly scored on a free kick in the 32nd minute as host No. 22 Columbus State (2-0) beat No. 8 Tampa (1-1) 1-0.

Men's soccer: Lucas Baldin scored the winner on a penalty kick in the 79th minute as No. 4 USF (3-0) beat host Tulsa (2-1) 2-1 in the final of the Hurricane Classic. … Dominic Cutrofello's second goal of the game gave host Tampa (2-0) a 2-1 win over Montevallo (1-1).

Gamecocks QB might sit 09/02/12 [Last modified: Monday, September 3, 2012 12:46am]

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