Clowney, 6th-ranked Gamecocks win 27-10

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) scrambles out of the pocket during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) scrambles out of the pocket during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mike Davis ran 75 yards for a touchdown, Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson each threw long scoring passes and All-American Jadeveon Clowney helped No. 6 South Carolina’s defense hold North Carolina to its lowest point total under coach Larry Fedora in a 27-10 victory Thursday night.

The game was delayed nearly two hours in the fourth quarter by rain. The Gamecocks were already in control by that then.

Clowney did not have a sack and finished with three first-half tackles. The Tar Heels’ fast-paced offense wore him down and forced him to the sideline for several pit stops, yet he and defense mostly hemmed in the Tar Heels’ fast-paced attack. Shaw and Thompson ended things early as South Carolina led 17-0 in the opening quarter.

Shaw found Shaq Roland for a 65-yard touchdown on the game’s third play. Thompson threw a 29-yard TD to Kane Whitehurst later in the quarter.