Shaw will start vs. ECU

Sophomore Connor Shaw will start for South Carolina on Saturday night against East Carolina.

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier will start sophomore Connor Shaw against East Carolina on Saturday night, he announced Thursday night on his call-in show.

Shaw will play the first quarter and returning starter and fifth-year senior Stephen Garcia will play the second quarter.

"We said we were going to have competition and (Shaw) was better statistically in the scrimmages, so he is going to start the game," Spurrier said.

Shaw is from Flowery Branch, Ga., and saw spot duty last season. He completed 23-of-33 passes with one touchdown (thrown in South Carolina's season-opening 41-13 win against Southern Miss last season).

This will end Garcia's streak of consecutive games started at 28. He rushed for 165 yards on 33 attempts, good enough for fourth on the team.

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