Wofford-South Carolina Preview Capsule

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Associated Press

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 15 at 11:02 AM

Wofford (8-2) at No. 12 South Carolina (8-2), 1 p.m.

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Series Record: South Carolina leads 18-4

WHAT'S AT STAKE

South Carolina is trying to finish undefeated at home for the first time since 1987. The Gamecocks have won 10 games in a row at Williams-Brice Stadium. Wofford is trying to beat a Football Bowl Subdivision team for just the second time in 15 tries.

KEY MATCHUP

Wofford's backfield against South Carolina's linebackers. The Terriers run the triple option and are second in the Football Championship subdivision at 357 yards rushing. South Carolina is allowing just 102 yards on the ground a game. The Gamecocks linebackers will need to stay disciplined and follow their assignments to prevent big runs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Wofford: FB Eric Breitenstein became the Terriers all-time leading rusher last week with 5,223 yards and is only 112 yards from breaking his single-season rushing mark he set in 2010. Breitenstein's 1,528 yards rushing in 2012 accounts for about 42 percent of Wofford's yards on the ground.

South Carolina: WR Bruce Ellington has posted back-to-back 100-yard receiving games and currently leads the team with 470 yards. Ellington's ability to get open can take the pressure off a running game suffering after the season-ending knee injury to Marcus Lattimore.

FACTS & FIGURES

South Carolina has 15 straight over Wofford. The Terriers last win was in 1917. ... Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier can tie Rex Enright for the school's career coaching victories record at 64 with a win. ... Spurrier has never lost to a team outside the BCS automatic qualifying conferences in his 23 season as a college coach. He is trying to go 47-0 on Saturday. ... South Carolina's senior class will be honored Saturday at their final home game. The class has set a record with 35 wins, beating last year's senior class by a victory with three games to go. ... Wofford has won a share of the Southern Conference title for the fourth time in school history. ...Wofford is the third-smallest school in Division I football with 1,550 students.

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