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: $40 off Fubo’s Pro, Elite and Premier plans today!
TV: SEC Network
Play-by-play: Tom Hart
Analysis: Jordan Rodgers
Sideline: Cole Cubelic
Play-by-play: Tom Leach
Analysis: Jeff Piecoro
Sideline: Jeremy Jarmon
Satellite Radio: Sirius 382
Join The Discussion (R.I.P. KSR Live Blog)
For the first time in over a decade, KSR will be without its in-game live blogs, a longtime tradition here on the blog. Unfortunately, the company that hosted the KSR live blogs no longer exists, so we are without the machine that made it all possible.
If you still want to interact with the KSR crew during the game, consider joining the conversation on KSBoard.
Schedules To Date
|KENTUCKY (6-4, 3-4)||SOUTH CAROLINA (4-6, 2-5)|
|vs Ball State||W||44-14||vs 21 North Carolina||L||31-17|
|vs EKU||W||28-17||vs Furman||W||47-21|
|vs Akron||W||35-3||@ 1 Georgia||L||24-14|
|@ Vanderbilt||W||45-28||vs Mississippi State||W||37-30|
|vs (22) Florida||W||33-14||@ 21 Tennessee||L||41-20|
|@ Georgia||L||51-13||vs Florida||L||41-39|
|vs Missouri||L||38-21||@ 20 Missouri||L||34-12|
|vs (21) Tennessee||L||33-27||@ Texas A$M||L||30-17|
|@ Mississippi State||W||24-3||vs Jacksonville State||W||38-28|
|vs Alabama||L||49-21||vs Vanderbilt||W||47-6|
|@ South Carolina||vs Kentucky|
Kentucky and South Carolina Week 12 Depth Charts
A WIN WOULD…
— 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.
FOUR WILDCATS FROM THE PALMETTO STATE
RAY DAVIS CHASING MILESTONES
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.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEEDS TO WIN OUT
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.
TWO RUNNING BACKS
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.
— Running back JuTahn McClain is questionable after he missed the Alabama game.
— 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
Mark Stoops’ Final Comments of the Week
Kentucky Sports Radio Pregame Link Dump
- Scouting Report: South Carolina (KSR+)
- Mark Stoops’ Monday Press Conference
- “11 Personnel” previews Kentucky-South Carolina
- KSR Football Podcast: South Carolina Week
- Kentucky can play spoiler and derail Shane Beamer’s South Carolina tenure
- Kentucky Bowl Rundown: Big Game Week
- Shane Beamer is leaving the sunglasses at home for this game against Kentucky
- Mark Stoops previews South Carolina on the SEC Teleconference
- Mark Stoops makes it clear he has no beef with Shane Beame