#13 SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS
OCTOBER 5, 2013 – 7:30 PM
WILLIAMS – BRICE STADIUM – COLUMBIA, SC
TV – FSN
SOUTH CAROLINA LEADS SERIES 16-7-1
9/29/2012: South Carolina 38 KENTUCKY 17
10/8/2011: South Carolina 54 KENTUCKY 3
10/16/2010: KENTUCKY 31 South Carolina 28
10/10/2009: South Carolina 28 KENTUCKY 26
10/11/2008: South Carolina 24 KENTUCKY 17
At one time, this was a pretty competitive series and the teams were evenly matched. Joker Phillips broke through with a 28-26 win in 2010 and ended Kentucky’s “0 for” streak against Spurrier. Spurrier, who has had great disdain for Kentucky, obviously was not too happy and his Gamecocks crushed UK 82-20 over the last two years.
South Carolina probably saw their SEC East hopes go out the window with the loss to Georgia (thanks in part to Georgia’s very generous SEC schedule the rest of the year), yet this is a legitimate BCS Bowl quality team. The Gamecocks are coming off a 28-25 win over the Central Florida Knights. The win was costly as the Gamecocks apparently lost QB Connor Shaw to a shoulder injury for 2-3 weeks. Now, Shaw will play against UK but you wonder how effective he may be.
Steve Spurrier stands to get his 20th victory against Kentucky. He is currently 19-1. Hopefully UK can delay that little party. With that said, let’s meet the Gamecocks.