Try as they seemingly might, the South Carolina Gamecocks could not figure out a way to lose to the Wofford Terriers on Saturday afternoon.
Ok, they weren’t actually trying to lose, but heading into the fourth quarter, South Carolina was tied 7-7 with that in-state DII school and most of my fellow fans were wrapping their rally towels around their faces trying not to see what was happening on the field.
Whether it was a horrible Connor Shaw turnover, a really long Wofford TD drive or that Mike Davis fumble near the goal line, the Gamecocks just could not get it together for the first three periods of that game today.
I guess that’s why this isn’t hockey and football is played through four quarters.
Carolina won quarter four 17-0, because of great defensive play from guys like DJ Swearinger and Akeem Auguste.
Shaw appeared to injure some part of his (a) lower leg, or (b) ankle/foot on one of his first drop backs/maybe-designed-runs/maybe-scrambles/runs-for-his-life, but Steve Spurrier left the junior in there and Shaw ended up throwing for 122 yards on 16-of-20 passing.
Kenny Miles pretty much saved Carolina’s ass, though, rushing for 127 yards on 27 carries. He also scored a touchdown.
The Gamecocks finished off their first undefeated home season since 1987.
They’ll look to finish off their second straight 10 win season, and add a fourth straight win over Clemson to the record books in the process next Saturday night.