COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Ticker) -- Syvelle Newton threw a late touchdown pass to rally South Carolina to a 35-32 victory over Southeastern Conference rival Arkansas.
The Gamecocks trailed, 32-28, before Newton hit Troy Williamson with a 14-yard scoring strike with 1:09 remaining to cap an eight-play, 62-yard drive.
South Carolina (6-3, 4-3 SEC East) took a 28-17 lead into the fourth quarter only to have Arkansas (3-5, 1-4 West) score 14 consecutive points.
Matt Jones hooked up with Marcus Monk for a 13-yard TD pass and connected with DeCori Birmingham on the two-point conversion to make it 28-25 with 13:02 remaining. De'Arrius Howard scored on a seven-yard run with 3:24 left to play to give Arkansas a four-point advantage.
After South Carolina took the lead, the Razorbacks had one last chance but Jones threw a deep pass that was intercepted by defensive back Ko Simpson at the 2.
Newton completed 11-of-16 passes for 98 yards and added 49 yards rushing and a TD on 12 carries. He replaced starter Dondrial Pinkins, who aggravated a right shoulder injury late in the second quarter.
Jones completed 12-of-24 passes for 138 yards and was intercepted twice. He rushed for 111 yards and a TD on 10 carries.