South Carolina 31 - Wofford 10: Thoughts on Win #8

Whew

We don't play them often (thankfully), but that's probably the best I can ever remember the Gamecocks performing against Wofford. Here's some thoughts.

  • With the victory the Gamecocks grabbed their 8th win of the season. Not many thought they would get there in year 2 of a major rebuild, but some certainly did. In my opinion Will Muschamp has done the best coaching job in the SEC this year.
  • I saw something after the game that I have never seen before. While the SC players were congregated down towards the student section for the playing of the alma mater, the Wofford players stood respectfully behind them near the center of the field until the band had finished. I was really impressed with the Terrier's discipline during the game, and according to our players there wasn't much cut blocking in the game. I've got a lot of respect for those guys and hope they can win the FCS championship this year.
  • After the first two drives ended in a punt and a turnover on downs, the Gamecocks pretty much did whatever they wanted on Offense. The next 5 drives resulted in 4 TDs and a FG, with the final drive ending in the victory formation on the Wofford 5-yard line.

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

After every Gamecocks win I'll hand out a dozen wings to the players most responsible for the victory.

Jake Bentley

Bentley had one of his most accurate games throwing the ball in his young career, completing 78.6% of his passes for 194 yards. That's after at least 4 drops by his receivers. In recent weeks Jake has become quite the weapon in the red zone, and he added 2 rushing TDs to his season total in the game. He also threw a great TD pass to Bryan Edwards.

A.J. Turner

A.J. continued his late season surge by leading the team in rushing with 69 yards on 11 carries. He had 1 TD run in the game, and also passed 1,000 career rushing yards. A.J. contributed on special teams as well, performing great as a gunner on kick returns.

Skai Moore

Skai led the team in tackles with 5 solo stops and tied the school record with his 14th career interception in the 1st Half. He's guaranteed to go down in history as one of the best to ever wear the Garnet & Black.

Ty'Son Williams

Ty'Son is back. He had 58 yards rushing on only 8 carries, for a fantastic average of 7.3 yards / carry.

Bryan Edwards

Edwards caught 8 balls for 90 yards and a TD.

D.J. Wonnum

Wonnum had 2 TFL in the game and now leads the SEC in that statistic.

Dante Sawyer

Sawyer forced his 5th fumble of the season and is currently alone at #1 in the nation in that statistic. He is forcing an amazing 0.5 fumbles per game this year.

Rashad Fenton

Fenton grabbed his 1st interception of the season against the Terriers.

Watch the full game again below.