Skip to content

Uh-oh: Kentucky 17, South Carolina 7 at the half

Somehow, this is Ron Morris‘ fault.

Head coach Steve Spurrier spent last weekend being very short with the media thanks to a long-running spat with a local columnist.  A week later, his South Carolina Gamecocks are in a fight for its very season against the unlikeliest of opponents.

At the end of two quarters of play, Kentucky — they of the 1-3 Kentucky Wildcats who are much worse than their record indicates — inexplicably leads the No. 6 Gamecocks 17-7.  Speaking of the inexplicable, USC was facing a fourth-and-1 from its own 34-yard line with a minute left in the half — and went for it!

The shotgun snap proceeded to sail over the head of quarterback Connor Shaw and was recovered by the Wildcats at the 25-yard line.  Fortunately for the Gamecocks, UK was, well, UK, stumbling its way through a disjointed possession that included the wasting of at least 30 seconds of play clock and didn’t include any points being put on the board.

It easily could’ve been 20-7 or even 24-7 were it not for the last-possession gaffes on the part of Kentucky.

“Outplaying us, outhitting us, out-hustling us,” the Ol’ Ball Coach said as headed into the locker room at halftime.

If that continues for the next 30 minutes, the Gamecocks will find themselves on the outside of the BcS title window looking in.

UPDATED 9:47 p.m. ET: About that whole upset thing?  Yeah, never mind.  Probably.

With just over nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, South Carolina has pulled out to a 28-17 lead on an overmatched and tiring Kentucky squad.

Permalink 3 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Kentucky Wildcats, Rumor Mill, South Carolina Gamecocks, Southeastern Conference, Top Posts
3 Responses to “Uh-oh: Kentucky 17, South Carolina 7 at the half”
  1. eugenesaxe says: Sep 29, 2012 10:11 PM

    And then SC found their way onto the field…

  2. clemsonstillsucks says: Sep 29, 2012 10:49 PM

    It’s probably still Ron Morris’ fault – LOL.

    Congrats to a Cocks squad that overcame a fired up home team.

    Congrats to a beleaguered Wildcats squad that gave it all they had.

  3. houndofthebaskervols says: Sep 30, 2012 1:57 PM

    Well KY Jelly put up a good fight, then Spurrier went apesh*t at halftime and spoiled the party.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!