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Kentucky beats South Carolina for the fourth time in a row and more in today’s quickies.

NCAA Football: Kentucky at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning BBN, Kentucky served up a heaping helping of karma last night, as the Wildcats beat South Carolina 23-13 following the Gamecocks' refusal to shake hands with Kentucky during the coin toss.

Drag them, Stephen Johnson!

There's plenty of funny stuff from last night's game. Here are my favorite things:

  1. South Carolina wore black to their own funeral
  2. South Carolina's four-year seniors never beat Kentucky.
  3. They refused to shake hands and lost a game they were heavily favored to win (by two possessions, no less!)

Oh yeah, and Louisville got blown out last night. Cheers!

Tweets of the day

Accurate summary.

Your quickies - GAME GRADES: Report card for UK-South Carolina
Each week Cats Illustrated hands out grades to each position unit following Kentucky's latest game. As you might expect the grades are improved with the Cats beating the Gamecocks 23-13.

RECAP: Kentucky holds off South Carolina to improve to 3-0 - CatsPause
Kentucky held off South Carolina to win its 4th straight in the series.

South Carolina QB had the floppiest flop ever last night | Kentucky Sports Radio
South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley came into tonight's game vs. Kentucky with a lot of hype, but I lost all respect for him after this epic flop.

Johnson: "I'll be on the ball machine with the receivers on Monday" | Kentucky Sports Radio
Stephen Johnson explains how he dropped a wide open pass against South Carolina.

UK fan hospitalized after stray bullet hits her before South Carolina game - SEC Country
A Kentucky fan who made the trip to South Carolina for the Wildcats' game Saturday against the Gamecocks was hospitalized after being hit by a stray bullet - Meet Eli Brown: Promising prospect, aspiring backup, now spotlight player
Meet Eli Brown in 2014, a Bowling Green, Kentucky product committed to play for the University of Kentucky. He is considered one of the top players in the state and later played in the U.S. Army All-American Game.

Kentucky offer has different ring to it for 5-star D.J. Jeffries - CatsPause
The Wildcats joined a long list of schools for 2019 5-star D.J. Jeffries but he says an offer from Kentucky has a different ring to it.

SEC Nation tells Stephen Johnson's Story | Kentucky Sports Radio
After overcoming Tourette's Syndrome as a child, he's helping another one who is facing a similar challenge.

Memphis Tigers coach enjoys statement win over UCLA Bruins - ESPN
Memphis coach Mike Norvell knows the team's win over visiting UCLA will be remembered for a long time, while Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen laments playing "hero ball."

Northern Illinois stuns Nebraska 21-17 as Tanner Lee struggles - USA Today
Jordan Huff scored the winning TD in the fourth, and NIU made two big defensive stops to finish a 21-17 upset of Nebraska on Saturday.

Red Sox, Yankees fined separately as part of investigation into sign-stealing - ESPN
The Red Sox have been fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball in the aftermath of employing electronic gadgets in a high-tech sign-stealing scheme.

Ryan Shazier Fined $25,000 for Hit on DeShone Kizer
Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has been fined by the NFL for a hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer in Week 1. Shazier told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler he was fined $25,000 for hitting a defenseless player, but the 25-year-old said he's appealing.

Kenneth Dixon suspended another two games, this time, for substance abuse policy
Though Kenneth Dixon is on injured reserve, after suffering a meniscus tear, he has received another suspension from the NFL. Before the injury, Kenneth Dixon received a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s Performance Enhancing Drug Policy.

Hurricane Jose is an East Coast threat next week - The Washington Post
The amount of uncertainty in this storm is abnormally high.

NFL: League switches legal strategy vs. Ezekiel Elliott |
The NFL has opted to use a similar legal strategy against Ezekiel Elliott as it did vs. Tom Brady. What are the ramifications?

Minnesota Vikings promote Kyle Sloter amid Sam Bradford knee concerns - ESPN
In an effort to prepare for a worst-case scenario with QB Sam Bradford, the Vikings made roster moves on Saturday to promote a third-string quarterback.

Sam Bradford set to play after having MRI on knee -
The health of Sam Bradford's surgically repaired knee is something the Minnesota Vikings are monitoring, but it won't keep him sidelined for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

All 5 Kansas Jayhawks linemen hit ground, and the QB got flattened -
Yes, it looks weird. Yes, it’s also a strategy.

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras suspended two games - ESPN
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will continue to play after he opted to appeal a two-game suspension for "inappropriate actions" during Friday's game.