COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kenny Miles rushed
for 127 yards and a touchdown and No. 12 South Carolina pulled out a
closer-than-expected 24-7 win over FCS opponent Wofford 24-7 on
The victory gave Steve Spurrier his 64th
win in eight seasons with the Gamecocks (9-2), tying him with Rex
Enright for most ever in program history. But it wasn’t until a 17-point
fourth quarter that Spurrier and South Carolina could rest easy in this
Adam Yates’ 23-yard field goal broke a
7-all tie with 11:57 to go. After the Terriers (8-3) failed on a
4th-and-1 at their 34, Connor Shaw threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Ace
Sanders to widen the lead.
Moments later, Wofford’s Eric Breitenstein fumbled and Akeem Auguste returned it 31 yards for a touchdown, making it 24-7.
It was the Gamecocks 11th straight win
at Williams-Brice Stadium and completed their first perfect run at home
(7-0) since 1987.