South Carolina held Kentucky to under 100 yards of total offense and forced six turnovers in last years 54-3 blowout in Columbia.
South Carolina 38 Kentucky 17 - FINAL
The sixth-ranked Gamecocks came into their game against Kentucky as 21 point favorites, but after one half of play, they were the ones trailing by ten points to the Wildcats.
Even starting quarterback Maxwell Smith going down in the first series did not hinder Kentucky as the Wildcats put together some lengthy scoring drives and capitalized on a Gamecock defense that, quite frankly, looked asleep in the first half.
But with some timely sacks from the Carolina defense and some clock control with the running game, the Gamecocks put together two scoring drives to pull ahead by four at the end of the 3rd quarter.
Two more fourth quarter touchdowns form Marcus Lattimore put the game nearly out of reach with about five minutes remaining, and the Gamecocks completed a second half shut-out defeated the Wildcats, 38-17.
Next week, the eyes of the SEC and the nation will be centered in Columbia, as undefeated South Carolina will battle undefeated Georgia for critical position in the SEC East.
ESPN announces Gameday will be in Columbia, S.C. next week for Georgia at South Carolina.— Bleacher Report (@BR_CFB) September 30, 2012