Kentucky’s second straight road trip ended in the same result.
After being definitively beaten last weekend at Mississippi State, the Kentucky Wildcats were routed at South Carolina by a score of 24-7 and fell to 2-3 on the season.
Kentucky’s offense looked as bad as it has since Joker Phillips with quarterback Terry Wilson sidelined and the offensive line being owned in the trenches. The run game was never consistent and moving the ball through the air was also flawed.
Thankfully, Kentucky will have an off-week before their home matchup with Arkansas. They will, though, have plenty to work on over the next two weeks.
To saw Kentucky’s offensive showing was poor would be an understatement. While Kentucky did give up 24 points, one particular player did have a standout performance.
Senior Calvin Taylor totaled six tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and a forced fumble to wreak havoc on the South Carolina offensive line. Taylor's performance is what Kentucky will need in their front-seven if they wish to contend down the stretch.
With such a young secondary, Kentucky’s pass rush putting pressure on the opposing quarterback will be key for the rest of the season.