Coming off of what many believed would be a blow out game in Kentucky’s Commonwealth Stadium; the Wildcats shocked us all by handing the Gamecocks their third SEC loss. The Wildcats ran off with a 45 to 38 win.
Kentucky’s defense came out in the first half playing a little slow and allowed the Gamecocks to move the ball down the field fairly easily. South Carolina was very dominate in the first and second quarters of the football game. It was the end of the second half, when Kentucky really seemed to be gaining confidence and momentum. With less than a minute left in the first half, the Wildcats kicked a field goal to tie up the game at 17 point a piece. When the Wildcats returned to the football field, they appeared to be fired up and ready to compete with the Gamecocks. Kentucky received the football at the beginning of the second half and started at their 25 yard line. Between running back Jojo Kemp and quarterback Patrick Towles, the Wildcats appeared unstoppable and at one point led the Gamecocks in the third quarter, but Carolina quickly regained the lead back. In the fourth quarter the Wildcats dug their heels in and tied the Gamecocks again after the ball was intercepted by Kentucky on Carolina 10 yard line. Due to a previous interception made earlier in the game, Jojo Kemp ran in a touchdown from Carolina’s 5 yard line to put the Wildcats on top. With just over 2 minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats fans were biting their nails in anticipation to see if the Gamecocks would be able to get the game winning touchdown. Carolina began trying to move the ball down the field from their 25 yard line when Carolina’s quarterback Dylan Thompson threw a second interception to seal the game for Kentucky.
Although the Kentucky Wildcats are thrilled about their win against South Carolina, they are putting that win behind them and geared up to take on Louisiana-Monroe. Tune in for the game against Louisiana-Monroe today at 12:00 pm on the SEC network.