It’s been 5 years since the South Carolina Gamecocks beat the Kentucky Wildcats. Every year Gamecock fans find themselves losing to Kentucky over and over. Will this year be the year the Gamecocks finally beat Kentucky?
On Saturday, October 4th, 2014 the Gamecocks lost to the Kentucky Wildcats at Montgomery Stadium. This game was the first loss to Kentucky since the 2010 season.
Let’s look at the scores of the last 5 matchups:
2014: 45-38 UK
2015: 26-22 UK
2016: 17-10 UK
2017: 23-13 UK
2018: 24-10 UK
If you look at each score, the losses aren’t bad. Every game is close, and comes down to a fight, near the end. The Wildcats are just something the Gamecocks can’t shake. Going in the 2019 season, one of the biggest goals is to finally end the drought and beat Kentucky. The question is can the Gamecocks do it?
This year the game will be at Williams Brice Stadium, and the Gamecocks will have the home field advantage. South Carolina returns most starters from the 2018 season, minus star player Deebo Samuel. This year senior QB Jake Bentley is looking for a ‘revenge season’ and to finally show people his worth. With Jake Bentley and the South Carolina defense healthy, the Gamecocks do have potential to beat the Wildcats.
Kentucky lost a lot of its key players, and will lose star player Benny Snell. This year is the best year for South Carolina to finally beat the Kentucky Wildcats. Will Muschamp’s squad is as solid as they have been, and this team will be on fire heading into the 2019 season.
The Kentucky Wildcats will travel to Williams Brice Stadium on September 28th. Will the Gamecocks win the game, or will the Wildcats steal it. We’ll have to wait to find out.
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