Saturday night will start SEC play for the Kentucky Wildcats as they travel to Columbia, South Carolina to face the Gamecocks.
Both teams are 2-0 with South Carolina off to the better start. The Gamecocks have wins over NC State and Mizzou and also ranked 5th out of 14 in the Saturday Blitz SEC Power Rankings heading into week 3.
Kentucky, however, has struggled with Southern Miss and Eastern Kentucky but managed to pull out wins against both. The Wildcats ranked 11th of 14 in the power rankings.
Kentucky, though, has won three straight against South Carolina. The Wildcats are also seeking their first ever 3-0 start under head coach Mark Stoops.
A run-game that's picked up momentum during the last 30 minutes of action and a swarming defense on third down are viable keys to succeeding Saturday night.
ESPN's Power Index is giving Kentucky just an 18.1% chance of victory yet has the spread set at just +6.5 points. It should be noted, however, that Kentucky is 0-2 against the spread while South Carolina is 2-0.
You'll be able to catch the game on SEC Network at 7:30 PM EDT. AccuWeather is predicting 90 degrees with partly cloudy skies.
Here are some highlights from last year's 17-10 win over the Gamecocks:
Here is everything you need for this week's matchup between the two SEC East rivals.
Kentucky Wildcats (2-0) at South Carolina Gamecocks (2-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Williams-Brice Stadium (capacity 80,250) in Columbia, S.C.
TV: SEC Network
Channel: DirecTV 611, Dish 408, U-Verse 607, Time Warner Cable 76/796 in Lexington
Announcers: Tom Hart (play-by-play), Jordan Rogers (analyst) and Cole Cubelic (sideline) will have the call
Radio: Tom Leach, Jeff Piecoro and Dick Gabriel will do UK radio coverage on 840 AM in Louisville while 630 AM and 98.1 FM have it in Lexington.
Odds: Carolina -6.5 with an over/under of 49.5, via Odds Shark
Weather: 79° with winds of 7 MPH.
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