Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE
The Gamecocks' only managing seven points in the first half wasn't so much due to offensive struggles or Wofford's overwhelming defense but because of critical turnovers on deep drives.
The first was an interception thrown by Connor Shaw on South Carolina's first possession, which ended a lengthy 5:19 drive at the Wofford 33-yard line.
The next came on a Mike Davis fumble in the second quarter after a breakaway run that would have set up a first down inside the 5-yard line.
In both cases, the Gamecocks were poised to come away with points but instead kept Wofford in the game a little longer than they should have been.
Turnovers are bad enough on their own, but the fact that they occur inside the opponent's territory is even worse and certainly presents South Carolina with an opportunity to be more careful with the football looking ahead to Clemson.
Bottom line, the Gamecocks are battling enough with injuries to get to 11 wins. They can't keep themselves off the scoreboard on account of their own mistakes.