No. 12 South Carolina takes 24-7 win over Wofford

No. 12 South Carolina takes 24-7 win over Wofford
November 17, 2012, 3:59 pm
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South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) dives for yardage while being pursued by Wofford defensive lineman Marcus Isom (53) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Kenny Miles rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown and No. 2 South Carolina pulled out a closer-than-expected 24-7 win over FCS opponent Wofford 24-7 on Saturday.

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 one.

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.