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2013 Outback Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
University of South Carolina 14 7 0 12 33
University of Michigan 3 10 9 6 28
Date January 1, 2013
Season 2012
Stadium Raymond James Stadium
Location Tampa, Florida
MVP Ace Sanders (WR- S. Carolina)
Favorite South Carolina by 5[1]
Referee Jeff Maconaghy (Big East)
Halftime show Both schools' bands performed a show; in addition 20 high schools bands from across the nation combined as 1 giant band
Attendance 54,527
Payout US$3.4 million per team
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Mike Tirico (Play-by-Play)
Jon Gruden (Analyst)
Shannon Spake (Sidelines)
Nielsen ratings 4.3 (7 Million viewers)[2]
Outback Bowl
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The 2013 Outback Bowl, the 27th edition of the game, was a post-season American college football bowl game, held on January 1, 2013, at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, as part of the 2012–13 NCAA Bowl season.

The game, which was telecast at 1:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, featured the South Carolina Gamecocks from the Southeastern Conference versus the Michigan Wolverines from the Big Ten Conference. South Carolina won 33–28 in a dramatic, come-from-behind contest. The game was sponsored by the restaurant chain Outback Steakhouse.

TeamsEdit

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The Wolverines and Gamecocks had met two times before. The teams had a 1–1 record against each other.

South CarolinaEdit

South Carolina entered the game with a 10–2 record, having lost to LSU and Florida.

MichiganEdit

Michigan entered the game with an 8–4 record, having lost to the (at the time) top three teams in the AP Poll: Alabama, Notre Dame, and Ohio State. Michigan also lost to Nebraska.

Game summaryEdit

"The Hit" Widely considered to mark the turning point in the game for South Carolina, "The Hit' refers to a play by Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney late in the fourth quarter of play. After a controversial call giving Michigan a first down, Clowney gained instant fame for a hit on Michigan running back Vincent Smith that came with 8 minutes left in the fourth quarter. The hit forced a fumble that Clowney himself recovered,[3] which then set up a touchdown pass to wide receiver Ace Sanders on the next play. Though this play itself did not result in the winning touchdown, it is considered by many to have motivated a previously lethargic Gamecock offense to rally and ultimately win the game.[4]

Scoring summaryEdit

Source.[5][6]

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring Information Score
Plays Yards TOP USC UM
1 13:26 3 67 1:34 USC Damiere Byrd 56 yd pass from Connor Shaw (Adam Yates kick) 7 0
1 7:28 8 51 3:14 UM 39-yard field goal by Brendan Gibbons 7 3
1 3:29 3 -10 1:58 USC Ace Sanders 63 Yd Punt Return. (Adam Yates Kick) 14 3
2 12:41 11 76 5:48 UM Drew Dileo 5 Yd pass from Devin Gardner. (Brendan Gibbons Kick) 14 10
2 10:54 4 75 1:47 USC Ace Sanders 4 Yd pass from Dylan Thompson. (Adam Yates Kick) 21 10
2 2:47 8 8 4:34 UM 40-yard field goal by Brendan Gibbons 21 13
3 6:54 11 45 4:29 UM 52-yard field goal by Matt Wile 21 16
3 0:02 10 65 4:28 UM Jeremy Gallon 10 Yd pass from Devin Gardner. (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 21 22
4 8:06 1 31 0:04 USC Ace Sanders 31 Yd pass from Connor Shaw. (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 27 22
4 3:29 10 64 4:37 UM Jeremy Gallon 17 Yd pass from Devin Gardner. (Two-Point Rush Conversion Failed) 27 28
4 0:11 11 70 3:18 USC Bruce Ellington 32 Yd pass from Dylan Thompson. (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 33 28
"TOP" = Time of Possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 33 28

StatisticsEdit

Statistics USC UM
First Downs 17 24
Rushes-yards (net) 17–85 45–141
Passing yards (net) 341 214
Passes, Att-Comp-Int 36–25–0 37–18–1
Total yards 426 355
Time of Possession 22:01 37:59

ReferencesEdit

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