The Wildcats may not have many opportunities to be on in front of the whole country for the rest of the season, so they need to make the most out of playing in prime time on ESPN 2. Or at least try to. They will be facing a team as hot and talented as any team in the country. They have a tall task ahead of them.
#6 South Carolina Gamecocks (4-0, 2-0) at Kentucky Wildcats (1-3, 0-1): Saturday September 29th, 7:00 PM
Chances are we will be seeing a much different team than we saw on Saturday. The hope is that Kentucky doesn’t come out the way they finished against Florida. By the second half, the Wildcats looked as if they didn’t want to be on the field anymore. And who could blame them? But, they did come out ready to play and hung in there with the Gators for a little bit. When the team realized that there was no passing game to help complement the run, then it was over. Hopefully the team will rediscover their passion and desire with the return of Max Smith.
South Carolina has looked very good in three out of their first four games. One can throw out the first game against at Vanderbilt. Since then they have steam rolled some pretty decent competition, including Missouri. Connor Shaw looked outstanding last week returning from injury as he completed 20-21 passes. He hit 20 receivers in a row and is looking to break Tee Martin’s old record of 24 in a row. The Gamecock defense is as good as any team in the SEC. The UK offense is going to have to mix it up with the pass and the run. Hopefully the O-Line can protect Smith from Jadeveon Clowney.
South Carolina Gamecocks 35- Kentucky Wildcats 17