The 2019 season is off to a rough start for the Kentucky Wildcats. After winning their first two games of the season, the Cats have dropped two in a row to start conference play 0-2.
Not only have the Wildcats lost to Florida and Mississippi State, but they’ve lost their starting quarterback Terry Wilson for the season due to a torn patellar tendon. They are now starting a graduate transfer in Sawyer Smith, who’s playing with a bad shoulder and wrist.
Needing a win to turn their season around, the Wildcats will head to Columbia next weekend to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks.
The Gamecocks have had a rough start of their own this season, as they currently sit 1-3 overall and 0-2 in conference play. Like Kentucky, the Gamecocks lost their starting quarterback Jake Bentley to a season-ending injury.
Both teams need the victory to turn their respective seasons around, making Saturday’s game crucial for both programs.
While South Carolina leads the all-time series over Kentucky 17-12, it’s the Wildcats who have had the upper-hand of late, as they have won the last five matchups between the two schools, including two wins in Columbia.
Can the Cats win a sixth straight over the Gamecocks? Here’s all some information you need to know for next Saturday.
Game: Kentucky Wildcats (2-2, 0-2) at South Carolina Gamecocks (1-3, 0-2)
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium Columbia, South Carolina
Start Time: 7:30 Eastern/6:30 Central on Sept 28, 2019
TV Info: SEC Network
Odds: The Gamecocks opened as 2.5-point favorites. ESPN FPI gives South Carolina a 60.8% chance of winning.