Kentucky Wildcats vs. South Carolina Game Notes: No. 15 South Carolina
Kentucky has now lost three of four games against the Gamecocks this season, which is the second-longest such streak of the SEC, behind the Tennessee Titans.
South Carolina will play at home for the first time since January, which also marks the Gamecock’s first visit to Lexington since 2009.
The Gamecock will be without star quarterback Jordan Thomas due to an ankle injury suffered against Tennessee on Saturday, which will make for a tougher test against a South Carolina defense that ranks No. 10 in the SEC in scoring defense.
The Panthers have allowed an average of 4.3 yards per drive, which ranks No, 20 in the nation, according to STATS LLC.
Kentucky (8-3, 4-3 SEC) is coming off a 27-21 win over No. 14 Tennessee on Friday, its first win over the Volunteers since 2011.
Thomas was sacked five times and had six tackles, two interceptions and three pass breakups.
The Gamecocker defense has allowed only six sacks, the fewest in the league.
South (8.5-2, 3-2 SEC) has lost six of seven games overall.
It is averaging 29.4 points per game, the lowest mark in the country, and the Gamecoaches have allowed a league-high 44 points per contest.
South will face its second-worst opponent in the conference, but it has beaten Tennessee twice in the last three years, winning in overtime in 2013 and then again last year in Knoxville.