Kentucky at South Carolina: How To Watch, Preview, Point Spread, and More

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Your University of Kentucky Wildcats (6-4, 3-4) are in the Cockpit tonight at South Carolina (4-6, 2-5) in the first of two road games to close out the regular season. Kentucky made the trip after losing to Alabama on Senior Day in Lexington, while South Carolina enters the game having won two in a row. The Gamecocks need to win the next two to play more football in the postseason.

Here’s what you need to know before the Sandstorm.

How To Watch/Listen

7:30 PM | Saturday, November 18

Streaming: SEC Network – fuboTV — limited time offer: $40 off Fubo’s Pro, Elite and Premier plans today!

TV: SEC Network

Play-by-play: Tom Hart
Analysis: Jordan Rodgers
Sideline: Cole Cubelic

Radio: UK Sports Network | Statewide Affiliate Map

Play-by-play: Tom Leach
Analysis: Jeff Piecoro
Sideline: Jeremy Jarmon

Satellite Radio: Sirius 382

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Schedules To Date

KENTUCKY (6-4, 3-4)


vs Ball StateW44-14vs 21 North CarolinaL31-17
vs EKUW28-17vs FurmanW47-21
vs AkronW35-3@ 1 GeorgiaL24-14
@ VanderbiltW45-28vs Mississippi StateW37-30
vs (22) FloridaW33-14@ 21 TennesseeL41-20
@ GeorgiaL51-13vs FloridaL41-39
vs MissouriL38-21@ 20 MissouriL34-12
vs (21) TennesseeL33-27@ Texas A$ML30-17
@ Mississippi StateW24-3vs Jacksonville StateW38-28
vs AlabamaL49-21vs VanderbiltW47-6
@ South Carolinavs Kentucky

Kentucky and South Carolina Week 12 Depth Charts



Pregame Storylines


— Clinch a winning record for the seventh time in eight seasons.

— Make Mark Stoops the first coach in school history to have five seasons of .500 or better in league action.

— Give UK three road SEC wins for the first time since 2009.


Kentucky has four players from South Carolina on its roster: Jalen Geiger (Columbia), Andru Phillips (Mauldin), Jordan Robinson (Columbia) and kicker Chance Poore (Columbia).


Davis still ranks first in the SEC and third in the country in total touchdowns (16). Today, Davios could join the 1,000 Yard Club with 71 yards on the ground. If he does, he will have rushed for 1,000 yards at three different schools.


With two games to play, South Carolina has to win out to reach the six-win threshold for bowl eligibility. The Gamecocks already won back-to-back games against Jacksonville State and Vanderbilt. Now they need to beat Kentucky and then Clemson to reach bowl eligibility.


With injuries to two of South Carolina’s running backs, Shane Beamer may be down to only two scholarship players behind Spencer Rattler in the backfield.

Kentucky has held seven of its last 11 opponents to under 100 yards rushing.

Kentucky-South Carolina Series History

— South Carolina leads Kentucky in the all-time series, 19-14-1.

— South Carolina leads Kentucky in the all-time series in Columbia, 9-6-1.

— The road team has won the last two meetings.

— The last time South Carolina beat Kentucky in consecutive seasons was in 2012 and 2013.

Injury Report


— Starting cornerback Andru Phillips is back after missing his Senior Day game against Alabama.

— Running back JuTahn McClain is questionable after he missed the Alabama game.

Out for the season
OL – Ben Christman (RS So.)
OL – Nik Hall (RS Fr.)
DB – Jaremiah Anglin (Fr.)

South Carolina

— Starting left guard Trai Jones is out for a third straight game with a high ankle sprain.

— Running back Dakereon Joyner is “very doubtful,” according to Shane Beamer. Joyner missed last week’s game with an ankle injury.

Out for the season

RB – Juju McDowell (Jr.)


Point Spread: South Carolina -2.5
Over/Under: 52

Mark Stoops’ Final Comments of the Week

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