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5 Reasons to pack Commonwealth Stadium vs South Carolina

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This is a big weekend for UK with all of the events going on and this being a must-win game for the Cats to get one step closer to being bowl eligible.

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The Cats have opened up as a, some would say, a surprising two-point favorite at home against the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Cats are looking to keep the winning streak alive at two games in-a-row this Saturday night.

There are several reasons that Commonwealth Stadium needs to be packed on Saturday night at 7:30 P.M. Here is five reasons to make sure you are there to support the Cats Saturday.

  1. Hall of Fame Weekend. This weekend six legendary cats are being inducted into the Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame. The six cats are Kentucky Basketball great, Chuck Hayes, former football coach, Rich Brooks, wrestler, James Johnson, Softball player, Molly Johnson-Belcher, track runner, Bernadette Madigan-Dugan, and former football great, Wesley Woodyard. It’s going to be a site to see this weekend, so don’t miss it.
  2. Kentucky is improving. This is not the same Wildcat football team that we saw in the swamp two weeks ago. The Cats scored the more points on Saturday against New Mexico State than they have since 2010 in their 63-28 win over Western Kentucky. The Cats will look to keep that explosive offense going Saturday night.
  3. Stephen Johnson. Stephen Johnson will be making his first Division I start of his career on Saturday night. Johnson completed 17 of his 22 passing attempts last weekend Vs. New Mexico State throwing for three touchdowns and 310 yards, he also ran for 51 yards on the ground on 10 attempts. With Barker down for the next 3-5 weeks, you can look for Johnson to make a statement on Saturday night in Commonwealth.
  4. Tailgating should be fun. The fans are back! After the huge win over New Mexico State, the fans are back on board, and I don’t blame them for being worried before New Mexico State, I was too. But UK is looking to have another big W against a long-time rival, so there should be a lot of wild fans out this weekend tailgating. The weekend is packed full of activities because of the hall of fame induction, so take advantage of the weekend. Go fire that grill up and break the cooler out of the garage, this weekend should be a lot fun tailgating.
  5. The atmosphere will be INSANE! With basically the season at a breaking point, forcing UK to have to beat South Carolina, Commonwealth Stadium should be rocking. The game may take something like a breakaway kick return or an interception on the goal line to make fans get into the game, but once that happens, GAME OVER. Two years ago the fans at Commonwealth made the difference; the same thing will be the case this year I believe.

The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. EST Saturday night. If you are a true cats fan, you should find a way to

My Prediction: Kentucky: 35 South Carolina: 28