COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Auburn played keep-away with South
Carolina in the third quarter Thursday night.
After taking 8:38 off the clock en route to a field goal on the
first drive of the second half, the second-ranked Tigers surprised
South Carolina with an onside kick that was recovered by Jerraud Powers.
Auburn then kept the ball for the rest of the quarter, which
ended Auburn's Kenny Irons stopped for no gain on third-and-goal.
Irons then scored on the first play of the fourth quarter to give
the Tigers a 24-10 lead.
Auburn had 28 plays for 146 yards in the quarter. Its time of
possession was 15:00.