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Capital One Bowl Score Update: Hail Mary TD Gives South Carolina 16-13 Lead At Halftime

After one half of play in the Capital One Bowl, the South Carolina Gamecocks lead the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 16-13.

The defenses tightened up in the second period, with neither offense enjoying much success. South Carolina, for example, failed to score any points despite getting a first-and-goal from the Nebraska seven-yard line. Jay Wooten missed a 20-yard field goal attempt on the drive.

Nebraska appeared to be in great shape on its ensuing drive, getting as far as the South Carolina 30-yard line before Taylor Martinez threw an interception to Stephon Gilmore, the South Carolina defensive back who returned a blocked point-after attempt for a defensive conversion in the first quarter.

Martinez's interception proved costly for the 'Huskers. With six seconds remaining in the half, Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw heaved a hail mary pass deep down the right side of the field, and 6-foot-4 receiver Alshon Jefferey snagged it for a touchdown. Jefferey made the catch at the three-yard line, turned, and leapt into the endzone to end the half. Wooten converted the extra point for the 16-13 halftime margin.

For more on the Cornhuskers, head over to Corn Nation, SB Nation's Nebraska blog. For information on the Gamecocks, please visit Garnet and Black Attack, SB Nation's South Carolina Blog.

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