Connor Shaw threw a pair of touchdown passes 13 win over No. 21 Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl.
Despite losing his best receiver, Alshon Jeffery, to an ejection in the third quarter, Shaw finished the game with 229 yards through the air on 11-of-17 passing for the Gamecocks (11-2), who set a school record for wins in a season.
Jeffery had four receptions for 148 yards and a score before exiting.
Kenny Miles scored two touchdowns, one receivng and one rushing, and had 67 yards on the ground for the Gamecocks.
Jeffery was ejected after fighting with Nebraska corner back Alfonso Denner, who was also thrown out of the game.
Taylor Martinez threw for 116 yards and a touchdown and Rex Burkhead rushed for 89 yards for the Cornhuskers (9-4), who last appeared in the Capital One Bowl in 1991, when it was known as the Citrus Bowl.
Kenny Bell had three catches for 53 yards and a touchdown.