Wildcats beat Gamecocks in a roller coaster shootout

10/04/2014 11:45 PM

It took Kentucky 17 games to gab an SEC victory. It took the Wildcats only 7 days to win their second in a row. For the first time since 2009, UK wins back-to-back SEC football games, rallying from behind to beat South Carolina on Saturday 45-38.
Jojo Kemp was the star offensively, running for three touchdowns and 131 yards.
Defensively, the Cats gave up 38 points, but came up big in the final 2:30 with a pair of interceptions. The first one gave UK the lead for good as Dylan Thompson’s deflected pass was picked off by Bud Dupree. The Senior Defensive End ran it into the endzone for the 6 yard, game winning score.

The game was a roller coaster affair. South Carolina led 14-0 after one quarter, but by halftime Kentucky had tied things at 17. The Gamecocks would jump back out in front, leading 38-24 in the 4th. However UK scored 21 points over the final 8:06 to finish off the Gamecocks. With the win, Kentucky improves to 4-1 overall, 2-1 in the SEC, while USC, which has lost two straight, falls to 3-3 overall and 2-3 in the conference. UK’s next game is Saturday October 11th when the Cats play host to Louisiana-Monroe. It’s a noon kickoff and it will be televised on the SEC Network.


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