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Nix picks cost No. 15 Auburn in 30-22 loss to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Kevin Harris ran for 2 touchdowns and South Carolina turned three interceptions thrown by Bo Nix into factors to defeat No. 15 Auburn for the primary time in 87 years with a 30-22 victory on Saturday.

The Tigers (2-2 Southeastern Conference) had gained eight straight in the sequence and jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the opening 10 minutes. But Nix, the sophomore quarterback, threw three picks and the Gamecocks (2-2) cashed in every time to win consecutive video games for the primary time in greater than a yr.

Shi Smith had eight catches together with a 10-yard TD seize halfway by means of the third quarter and put South Carolina forward for good, 20-19.

Auburn was driving on its following sequence when Nix threw his third interception – and second to cornerback Jaycee Horn who introduced the ball down the left sidelines to the Tigers’ 8. Harris was in the tip zone a play later for a 27-19 lead and Auburn couldn’t recuperate.

The Tigers closed to 30-22 on Anders Carlson’s 22 yard area objective with 6:39 left. Auburn acquired the ball again as soon as extra with 2:15 left and drove to the South Carolina 13. Nix, although, was referred to as for intentional grounding making an attempt to keep away from a sack and the Gamecocks held on to beat the Tigers for the primary time since 1933.

South Carolina had not gained back-to-back video games since defeating Kentucky and then-No. 3 Georgia final season. That win over the Bulldogs was the final time the Gamecocks had overwhelmed a ranked opponent.

Auburn’s offense appeared unstoppable the primary half and doubled up South Carolina in yardage (243-119) the primary half-hour – besides when Nix put the ball in hazard.

Nix was 8 of 14 for 94 yards on the Tigers first two drives for a 9-0 lead.

But Nix threw into triple protection on the subsequent sequence and was picked off by Horn, son of longtime NFL receiver Joe Horn.

Five performs later, Harris ran for a 4-yard TD to tighten issues.

Again, Auburn restored its edge – and Nix discovered Seth Williams on a 44-yard go for the Tigers’ longest throw this yr – with Tank Bigsby’s 2-yard landing run to go up 16-7.

And once more, Nix’s interception – this time by Jaylin Dickerson – acquired the Gamecocks again in it as Hill ended an 11-play drive with a 1-yard run.

Nix had 272 yards passing. He was additionally sacked thrice.

Bigby, the Auburn freshman, had 111 yards dashing and went previous the century mark for a second straight recreation.


Auburn: The Tigers have some offensive points. Nix had thrown just one interception on the season earlier than his three right here. And Nix and receiver Seth Williams appeared to have some feisty phrases on the sidelines in the third quarter.

South Carolina: If the Gamecocks felt good about defeating Vanderbilt final week, they’ll be completely giddy with this ranked win earlier than heading to LSU to face the defending – and struggling – nationwide champions subsequent week.


Auburn is at Ole Miss on Saturday.

South Carolina goes to LSU on Saturday night time.


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