South Carolina and Kentucky play Saturday in what should amount to little more than a scrimmage for the Gamecocks.
A good scrimmage is exactly what South Carolina needs.
The Gamecocks have plenty of problems to iron out, primarily on defense and special teams, before embarking on a three-game road stand that will take them to Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri.
As for the Wildcats under first-year coach Mark Stoops, an upset on the road is probably a little much to ask for.
For that matter, Kentucky probably needs a good scrimmage more than the Gamecocks.
Who: Kentucky (1-3, 0-1 SEC) at South Carolina (3-1, 1-1 SEC)
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C.
Series history: South Carolina leads 16-7-1