LEXINGTON, Ky. – Middle linebacker Micah Johnson, who has missed the last two games because of a…
The streak continues: S Carolina 24 UK 17
In the 1st quarter after Kentucky had taken the lead, 7-0, South Carolina returned the kickoff 84 yards to the Kentucky 16-yard line. A 16-yard touchdown pass from Chris Smelley to Kenny Mckinley knotted the game at 7.
With the game still tied at 7, Kentucky later attempted a chip-shot 21-yard field goal, South Carolina blocked the attempt and raced 85 yards for a go-ahead touchdown. Kentucky also suffered two interceptions, as Michael Hartline finished the day 22-43, 150 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions.
Stephen Garcia came off the bench late in the 2nd half to replace a largely ineffective Smelley, who was 9-23, 106 yards on the day. Garcia passed for 169 yards on 10-14 passing, and led the Gamecocks to the come from behind win.
Kentucky returns to action next week in Commonwealth Stadium to face the Arkansas Razorbacks. Kickoff is scheduled at 7 p.m. ET.
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