South Carolina’s starting quarterback, Connor Mitch, left the game in the fourth quarter with a hip pointer, according to multiple reports.
Mitch was seen heading to the locker room after the Gamecocks scored to take a 17-13 lead over the North Carolina Tar Heels. Mitch didn’t return after taking a sack from UNC’s Dajaun Drennon.
Mitch finished that game going 9 for 22 with 122 passing yards and a touchdown in his first career start. He was replaced by redshirt junior Perry Orth who pushed Mitch for the starting role in the Gamecocks’ quarterback competition during preseason camp. South Carolina implemented a large amount of wildcat formations, seeing six different player take snaps. In addition to Mitch and Orth, wide receiver Pharoh Cooper threw two passes.
It looks like Mitch will be healthy enough to start next game, as coach Steve Spurrier said, “I think so,” when asked if Mitch would be his team’s starter next week against Kentucky, according to multiple reports.