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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Connor Shaw not starting

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South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw will not start Saturday against East Carolina because of a bruised shoulder, coach Steve Spurrier said.

Dylan Thompson, who played in the ninth-ranked Gamecocks' season-opening 17-13 win against Vanderbilt when Shaw was injured, will start Saturday. Thompson failed to complete any of his three passes and rushed for four yards on five carries against Vanderbilt.

Shaw, who practiced sparingly during the week, will dress against East Carolina but Spurrier is hoping he doesn't have to play the junior, a source told ESPN.com's Chris Low.