One quarter of the Capital One Bowl is in the books and the Nebraska Cornhuskers hold a 13-9 edge over the South Carolina Gamecocks. Here's a recap of the first-quarter scoring following the 6-2 opening.
South Carolina overtook Nebraska on a gutsy play-call by coach Steve Spurrier. Facing a fourth-and-goal from inside the one-yard line, Spurrier kept his offense on the field, and quarterback Connor Shaw punched it in with a quarterback sneak to put the Gamecocks up, 8-6. Jay Wooten nailed the point-after to make the score 9-6 despite neither team having kicked a field goal.
The Gamecocks drove 55 yards on 11 plays, all on the ground; they didn't attempt a single pass on the drive.
Nebraska punted on its ensuing drive, but a 15-yard penalty on Gamecocks lineman Kelcy Quarles before the punt kept the 'Huskers' drive alive with a first-and-10 from the 26. Rushes from Rex Burkhead and Taylor Martinez gave Nebraska a first-and-goal from the one-yard line, and Ameer Abdullah finished the drive on the next snap with a one-yard run. Brett Maher drilled the extra point to give Nebraska a 13-9 edge.
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