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December 22, 2013
SOUTH CAROLINA EDGES NORTH CAROLINA 28-23
Attendance for the 2013 Shrine Bowl was 7,845 and no one left until it was over.
South Carolina scored with 16 seconds left to secure the win. South Carolina QB Mason Rudolph, a Oklahoma State commit, threw a 21 yd TD pass to Shaq Davidson for the comeback game winner.
South Carolina jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with Rudolph (South Carolina's Offensive Most Valuable Player).
He connected on a 21-yard touchdown pass to Chapman's Deebo Samuel on the game's opening drive and found Byrnes' Shaedon Meadors on a 33-yard strike on fourth-and-10 on the next possession to increase the lead to 14-0.
South Carolina took the 14-0 lead into the locker room at the half.
North Carolina started cutting into the 14-0 deficit in the third quarter behind a 15-yard touchdown run from Elijah Hood (Charlotte Catholic) and a 22-yard field goal by Freeman Jones (Bunn) after the third quarter.
North Carolina now had closed the gap to 14-10 after 3 quarters. North Carolina took a 17-14 lead within the first minute
of the fourth quarter on a 6-yard run from Hood.
South Carolina battled back for a 21-17 lead as Joe Blue scored from a yard out on fourth-and-1, but Hood erased the deficit on his third touchdown run, another 6-yarder, for a 23-21(extra point blocked) advantage with 3:59 to go.
After Hood's third score, Rudolph went to work on a 10-play 68-yard drive. Rudolph finding Davidson in the back corner of the end zone with 16 seconds left for the 28-23 win.
North Carolina had 9 seconds to work a miracle after the kickoff.
Two passes and the last a Hail Mary fell incomplete. Hood was named the North Carolina Offensive MVP with 23 carries
for 92 yards with the three scores.
Emmanuel Moseley (Dudley) was North Carolina's Defensive MVP with seven tackles, one for loss.
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