Kentucky @ South Carolina
Current Records: Kentucky 3-0; South Carolina 2-1
What to Know
The Kentucky Wildcats are 5-1 against the South Carolina Gamecocks since September of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. The Wildcats and USC will face off in an SEC battle at 7 p.m. ET at Williams-Brice Stadium. UK won’t have the home-field advantage, but they do enjoy a 5-point advantage in the spread.
Even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, UK beat the Chattanooga Mocs 28-23 last week. No one had a standout game offensively for UK, but they got scores from a handful of players including DB Tyrell Ajian, WR Isaiah Epps, and WR Josh Ali.
Meanwhile, the oddsmakers predicted a rough contest for USC last week, and boy were they were right. Their bruising 40-13 defeat to the Georgia Bulldogs might stick with them for a while. The Gamecocks were in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 26-6. QB Luke Doty had a pretty forgettable game, throwing one interception and fumbling the ball once with only 153 yards passing.
The Wildcats are now a perfect 3-0 while USC sits at 2-1. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: UK is stumbling into the matchup with the 207th most thrown interceptions in the nation, having thrown four on the season. USC’s defense has more to brag about, as they they enter the game having picked the ball off six times, good for fourth in the nation. Their secondary is poised to pounce all over UK’s passing game.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Williams-Brice Stadium — Columbia, South Carolina
- TV: ESPN2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $60.00
The Wildcats are a 5-point favorite against the Gamecocks, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wildcats as a 5.5-point favorite.
Kentucky have won five out of their last six games against South Carolina.
- Dec 05, 2020 – Kentucky 41 vs. South Carolina 18
- Sep 28, 2019 – South Carolina 24 vs. Kentucky 7
- Sep 29, 2018 – Kentucky 24 vs. South Carolina 10
- Sep 16, 2017 – Kentucky 23 vs. South Carolina 13
- Sep 24, 2016 – Kentucky 17 vs. South Carolina 10
- Sep 12, 2015 – Kentucky 26 vs. South Carolina 22