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Kentucky vs. South Carolina: Game thread & pregame reading

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The Cats and Gamecocks are in search of their first SEC win tonight.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 08 Kentucky at Florida Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Kentucky Wildcats will look to get back on track tonight when they face the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia.

Since their 2-0 start, former starting quarterback Terry Wilson suffered a season-ending leg injury and backup Sawyer Smith has yet to claim a victory for the Wildcats. Granted, both were tough matchups vs. Florida and at Mississippi State.

However, Kentucky was in position during multiple points of both games to pull out a victory. Now, the Wildcats will travel for the second consecutive week as they look for their sixth-straight win over the Gamecocks.

South Carolina is off to just a 1-3 start, also losing their starting quarterback a few weeks ago. Their backup, true freshman Ryan Hilinski. has actually played better than the former starter.

ESPN’s Football Power Index is giving Kentucky just a 38.8% chance to win the game, with the Wildcats entering Columbia as three-point underdogs. Behind a consistent rushing attack and quality throws, Kentucky could very well extend their winning streak over South Carolina. However, fumbles and missed throws/interceptions will turn out to be extremely costly in this hostile environment.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm EST, and it looks like blue got in:

Pregame Reading