Kentucky’s second-half meltdown on the football field continued as the Wildcats fell to South Carolina, 17-14, in a game played at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday night.
It was the Wildcats fifth loss in six games and leaves them at 6-5 heading into the Governor’s Cup matchup at Louisville (10-1) on Saturday. Kickoff is noon.
Ray Davis rushed for 61 yards and a while quarterback Devin Leary was 17-of-34 through the air for 171 yards and a touchdown and an interception.
Receiver Dane Key caught four passes for 51 yards and Barion Brown caught four for 30 yards and a touchdown.
At Columbia, SC
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
UK (6-5)………0 7 7 0 – 14
SC (5-6)…….10 0 0 7 – 17
SC – Xavier Legette, 13-yard pass from Spencer Rattler (Mitch Jeter kick), 7:27
SC – Mitch Jeter, 23-yard field goal, :13
UK – Barion Brown, 7-yard pass from Devin Leary (Alex Raynor kick), 10:52
UK – Ray Davis, 31-yard run (Alex Raynor kick), 8:42
SC – Xavier Legette, 17-yard pass from Spencer Rattler (Mitch Jeter kick), 7:44
PK – Brenden Anthony, 2-yard run (Keyton Looney kick), 1:51
Next up: Kentucky (6-5) at Louisville (10-1), Noon, Nov. 25.