The first quarter was not pretty for the Gamecocks. UCF scored a TD with ease on its opening drive. Carolina appeared to be driving on its opening possession, but Connor Shaw took an ugly hit and lost a fumble. Shaw was knocked out of the game and will not return. Dylan Thompson has been in the game since then, but he hasn't been able to mount a drive. On the other side, UCF has moved the ball at times, but it also hasn't been able to get on the board again. It remains 7-0 a few minutes into the second quarter.