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Box score, MVP, and Twitter reactions to Wildcats’ epic collapse at South Carolina

Mark Stoops was the MVP for South Carolina.

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

The Kentucky Wildcats dropped a brutal game on the road to the South Carolina Gamecocks, falling 17-14. After a disastrous start, Kentucky took control for the second and third quarters, taking a 14-10 lead, but then allowed a long South Carolina drive that was eventually the kill shot as they took a 17-14 lead and ultimately the win.

The nail in the coffin was a strip fumble/interception on Leary late in the game, with Kentucky looking to score.

It was a very, very disappointing performance from the team, looking as if none of the prior issues had been worked on or addressed. Defense was an issue early on in the game but they buckled down after a few series. They did, however, allow two wide-open touchdown passes, something that has been more common since the Georgia game.

After starting 5-0 and ranked in the top 20, Kentucky has now lost five of their last six games, and this last one comes at the hands of a team that was sitting at 4-6 on the season.

Now, Kentucky and Mark Stoops are staring down the barrel of a fanbase checking out for both the Louisville game and the eventual bowl game.

It has been a season from hell for the Wildcats, with a lot of position groups taking a step back.


For MVP, I’ll throw it to Ray Davis. Davis got Kentucky back in the lead in the 3rd quarter off a nifty run with a sick spin move. Davis ran for 61 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown.

Unfortunately, it feels like Davis’s lone season in Lexington might be all for nothing as Kentucky has plummeted down the stretch.

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