UK vs. USC game notes

GAMEDAY INFORMATION
Stadium……………………………. Williams-Brice Stadium
Capacity…………………………………………………….80,250
TV………………………………..SEC Network 12:21pm Oct 8th.
Play-by-Play………………………………………….Dave Neal
Analyst………………………………………………. Andre Ware
Sideline………………………………………….. Cara Capuano
Gamecock Replay………………….SportSouth
Play-by-Play…………………………………….Andy Demetra
Analyst………………………………………………. Brad Muller
Local Radio………………….Gamecock Radio
Play-by-Play…………………………………………. Todd Ellis
Analysis…………………………………………. Tommy Suggs
Sideline……………………………………………..Terry Cousin
SATELLITE RADIO………….. Sirius 219/XM 199
SERIES CAPSULE
Series History……………………………….SC leads 14-7-1
In Columbia…………………………………..SC leads 6-3-1
In Lexington……………………………………… SC leads 8-4
At Neutral………………………………………………Never met
First Meeting (1937 in Lexington)…………. UK 27, SC 7
Last Meeting (2010 in Lexington)……….. UK 31, SC 28
Last Meeting in Columbia (2009)……….. SC 28, UK 26
Current Streak……………………… UK has won 1 in a row
Spurrier vs. Kentucky…………………………………….. 17-1
Phillips vs. South Carolina………………………………. 1-0

Line has moved to a 21 point dog for the Cats.

Prediction:

24-14 – USC.Even though USC has had trouble putting together two solid halves, the same can be said about Kentucky. I’m pretty much looking for the same routine the Cats have shown so far.

1) Defense starts strong.

2) Offense struggles.

3) Defense gets tired.

4) Cats score late.

Until I see otherwise, I have no reason to believe Joker is actually going to change his game plan. Cats do get a dose of medicine in the return of Raymond Sanders. It’s unclear how active he will be, but according to practice notes, he’s looked solid and shown “fire”. I’m pulling for an upset just like my fellow UK fans, but I just can’t see it happening. No “go to” guy on Offense is a disaster for a young and anemic offense. Would you like some more bad news? Kentucky is ranked No. 118 out of 120 total schools in total offense. Sounds lovely. As always go Cats!…it’s just hard to be excited for a team that lacks excitement. I’ll still watch every second.