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Capital One Bowl Final Score: South Carolina Prevails Over Nebraska, 30-13, Despite Alshon Jeffery Ejection

The South Carolina Gamecocks dominated the fourth quarter of the 2012 Capital One Bowl, defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers by a 30-13 margin. On the first drive of the fourth quarter, Connor Shaw found Kenny Miles in the left of the endzone for a nine-yard touchdown:

Jay Wooten drilled the point-after attempt to give the Gamecocks a 23-16 lead.

Nebraska went nowhere on the ensuing possession, getting five yards on six plays before punting. The Gamecocks put the game away with a 13-play, 71-yard touchdown drive after taking over. Miles capped it with a three-yard touchdown run; he gained 29 yards on eight carries. A 25-yard dash by Shaw set up Miles' score.

Nebraska took over down 17 and with no realistic chance to win. The Gamecocks emphatically closed the game out by sacking Nebraska's Taylor Martinez three times to close out the game.

Miles finished the game with 80 all-purpose yards on 17 touches, with two touchdowns.

Counting the hail Mary touchdown with which South Carolina closed out the first half, the Gamecocks finished the game with 21 unanswered points. Top receiver Alshon Jeffery hauled in that hail Mary toss, but was ejected in the third quarter after a skirmish with Alfonzo Dennard.

The victory ends South Carolina's three-game losing streak in bowls; its last bowl win came in the 2006 Liberty Bowl, 44-36, against the Houston Cougars. It also improves coach Steve Spurrier's record in bowl games to 8-10.

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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