Kentucky beats SC in its SEC opener


"I told the guys in the locker room after the last ballgame, our seniors haven't beaten these guys", Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said.

Allen-Williams, a senior, has sat through three losses to the Wildcats and hopes to put an end to that run when SC (2-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference ) squares off against Kentucky (2-0) on Saturday night.

"In the second half, we were unable to run the football, so we tried to get in a situation where we pick up the tempo and pick our spots to throw and run", Muschamp said.

"I didn't want to say it to the players, but I knew then that was going to come back to haunt us", Muschamp said.

The start of the game did not go well for the Cats, as electric play-maker Deebo Samuel took his first catch 68 yards to the end zone on the first play of the game.

The injury is one that will certainly impact the Gamecocks moving forward in a number of areas on offense and special teams.

"The main thing is we were fired up and ready to play", he said. Whatever the case, Johnson returned to rally the Wildcats with two touchdowns for a 27-16 win to improve to 8-4 as the starter and 10-4 overall. He scored on runs of 5 and 1 yards. "You don't gain on that momentum on two short fields at home in that environment, that was disappointing". He finished the year with 15 receptions for 250 yards.

Following a breakout rushing performance from Ty'Son Williams in Week 2 over Missouri, the SC football team didn't have the same result against Kentucky on Saturday. Young started the first two games of the year, but struggled against Missouri and was replaced during that game by Daley, a three-star prospect who played at Ridge View High School. Not long thereafter the team's top offensive lineman - converted right tackle Zack Bailey - left the field on crutches. Two years ago, Kentucky snapped a 22-game SEC road losing streak at SC. Snell was a familiar site in that position.