UK VS. SOUTH CAROLINA | Wildcats run wild for 24-7 halftime lead
09/12/2015 09:22 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Wildcats ran wild in the first half en route to a 24-7 halftime lead on the road at South Carolina.
Kentucky outgained the Gamecocks 306-161, including a balanced 156 yards on the ground and 151 through the air.
Junior running back Jojo Kemp did his best 2014 impersonation, rushing 11 times for 72 yards and a touchdown, followed closely by sophomore Boom Williams with 67 yards on nine carriers.
After throwing an interception an UK’s first possession that led to a 7-0 South Carolina lead, junior quarterback Patrick Towles finished the half completing 12 of his last 14 passes.
Sophomore Mikel Horton scored Kentucky’s first touchdown of the game on a five-yard run but did not return to the field in the second quarter due to an apparent neck injury.
Scroll below for the top Twitter highlights from a dominant first half performance from Kentucky:
Cats' D gets off the field on first series of game. SC QB play a little shaky, as expected coming in.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) September 12, 2015
Dorian Baker drops what would've been a 20-yard completion on 1st down, Towles throws an INT under pressure on 3rd down. USC ball at #UK 2.— KSTV (@KSTV_Sports) September 12, 2015
Not blaming Towles for that. South Carolina sent four. Swindle straight up abused on that play.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) September 12, 2015
Jimmie Crickets Kentucky!— Bradley McKee (@Bradley_Cn2) September 12, 2015
#UK goes for it from the USC 39-yard line on 4th-and-4 …— KSTV (@KSTV_Sports) September 12, 2015
KSTV (@KSTV_Sports) September 12, 2015
He's not Mikel. He's OURkel.— T.J. Beisner (@Beisner_cn2) September 12, 2015
Tied up https://t.co/1gV3Gq8AiL— Josh Ahler (@JoshAhler247) September 12, 2015
A very huge answer back from Kentucky. Now let's play some football.— Bradley McKee (@Bradley_Cn2) September 12, 2015
They're only pausing so Stoops can text Spurrier and ask which running back he wants to score here. Mark is a gentleman like that.— T.J. Beisner (@Beisner_cn2) September 13, 2015
We have 3 stud RB's that can all make big plays.— Drake Jackson (@THE_DRAKE_52) September 13, 2015
South Carolina is very familiar with Jojo in the endzone! #BBN— Bradley McKee (@Bradley_Cn2) September 13, 2015
JoJo Kemp – South Carolina specialist.— Dan Bodner (@DanBodnerKSC) September 13, 2015
Does Spurrier have nightmares about Jojo Kemp?— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) September 13, 2015
Band update: South Carolina playing “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift.— Jon Hale (@JonHaleTCP) September 13, 2015
Best play on football. QB sneak— jared lorenzen (@JaredLorenzen22) September 13, 2015
17-7 Cats. Feels like it should be 21-7— Larry Glover Live (@larrygloverlive) September 13, 2015
Helluva stop. Again. Way to be opportunistic.— Brian Eldridge (@BriEldridge) September 13, 2015
Bend but don't break. SC Field Goal is NO GOOD! Cats lead 17-7!— UKRadioNetwork (@UKRadioNetwork) September 13, 2015
Too easy https://t.co/gvjEhG7oQm— Josh Ahler (@JoshAhler247) September 13, 2015
He called him Jeff Bidet. That's pretty crappy. (I'm going to go punch myself in the face)— T.J. Beisner (@Beisner_cn2) September 13, 2015
This first half…. pic.twitter.com/OwFT4Ty9Cg— T.J. Beisner (@Beisner_cn2) September 13, 2015
If Spurrier never sees the Kentucky punter, will he talk about him?— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) September 13, 2015
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