By: Madison Tucker
South Carolina has a 7-0 season at home with this win against Wofford. Even with the attendance lower than previous games, both teams played strong. In Saturday’s game, Kenney Miles became the key man, and had a career-high 127 yards rushing. In the first quarter, neither South Carolina nor Wofford managed to score, and each team held strong going in to the second. But Kenny Miles ran for 51 yards and a 2-yard plunge in the end zone to give South Carolina the lead. As the clock ticked down, the Terriers managed to score just once in the second quarter, tying the game at halftime.
At the start of the third quarter the Gamecocks kept things much like the first quarter; neither team managed to score, but both teams were playing hard. Many fans thought that since Wofford was only a AA school that South Carolina would have a easy game on its hands, but Wofford proved why they won their conference. In the fourth quarter, South Carolina came to life and managed to put the game away. With just under 12 minutes remaining, Adams Yates had a 23-yard field goal to put the Gamecocks back in the lead. Once the Terriers got the ball back, a turnover on their own possession gave South Carolina just what it needed. Five plays moved the ball back downfield, then Connor Shaw passed to Ace Sanders in the end zone for a 8-yard touchdown with just 8:10 left in the fourth.
The Terriers managed to get the ball back, but Breitenstein fumbled and the ball was picked up by Akeen Augusta, who then ran 31 yards to the end zone and capped South Carolina’s victory, 24-7. After the game, Coach Steve Spurrier was quoted saying, “We got turnovers that gave us a little room to breathe at the end of the game.”
No.12 South Carolina now gets ready to go up against Clemson in one of the biggest rivalries in the state. Fans now have to pick which side they will be on, and who gets bragging rights for the next year. Both South Carolina and Clemson have played strong all season, but with South Carolina’s key player out many are wary of how this game may go. The game will be on Clemson’s home field at 7:00 p.m. EST. This is the last game of the regular season before, heading to the bowl game and the end of another great South Carolina football season.