CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Shon Carson ran for 75 yards and a touchdown, linebacker Skai Moore intercepted two passes in the end zone and South Carolina defeated border state rival North Carolina 17-13 on Thursday night.
Carson, the Gamecocks' third-string running back, made an immediate impact on his first carry early in the fourth quarter, breaking free around right tackle and racing 48 yards for the go-ahead touchdown.
The Gamecocks intercepted Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams three times. Moore helped seal the game when he stepped in front of Williams' pass on a fourth-and-goal at the South Carolina 8 with 3:40 remaining.
Williams finished 19 of 31 for 232 yards and one touchdown. Elijah Hood led UNC with 138 yards on 12 carries.
South Carolina quarterback Connor Mitch was nine for 22 for 122 yards and a touchdown in his first career start before leaving with a hip injury in the fourth quarter.