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Kentucky looks for a fourth straight win against South Carolina and more in today’s quickies.

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning BBN, it’s game day. The Kentucky Wildcats will look to beat the South Carolina Gamecocks for the fourth season in a row tonight in Columbia. The Cats are also looking to make themselves 3-0 on the year. This may be the toughest test that South Carolina has given Kentucky in the past few years.

The game starts at 7:30 ET on the SEC Network.

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