Kentucky deferred to the second half so it was their ball to start the third quarter. Already down 24 – 7, the cats needed to come out with some steam. They ended the first half by forcing a South Carolina punt and then only giving up a field goal, so you could say they had the momentum. They moved the ball pretty well in the second quarter and was looking to do the same in the third. The drive started off promising, mostly with running plays but South Carolina’s defensive line bulled up and put Kentucky in a 3 and 24. Jalen Whitlow scrambled on the 3rd and long, picking up 15 of the 24 yards. A fourth down punt gave Carolina the ball.
On South Carolina’s first drive of the second half, they used a well rounded offensive attack by running and passing the ball and eating up 6 minutes of the clock but Kentucky held on a 3rd down try and Carolina had to settle for a field goal.
Kentucky’s second possession was a nice one, with OC Neal Brown mixing up the offense. Whitlow hit a couple of nice passes and JoJo Kemp has been running just the way us fans new he could. The third quarter ended for Kentucky with a 2nd and goal on the four.