Gamecocks Struggle But Survive, Beat Wofford 23-13

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Saturday, September 20, 2008. (AP) -- Chris Smelley was 23-of-33 for 204 yards as South Carolina struggled before putting away Wofford 23-13 on Saturday night.

Playing a Football Championship Subdivision team was not the answer for South Carolina's offensive woes. The Gamecocks (2-2) managed just two touchdowns, and the crowd booed coach Steve Spurrier offense twice in the second half when it settled for field goals.

This one wasn't out of reach until South Carolina put together a grinding drive of nearly six minutes in the fourth quarter to take a 23-13 with 1:58 to go.

The Terriers (2-1) never strayed from their patient option running game. They ran for 185 yards, well under their average of 400 yards a game.

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