Kentucky-South Carolina Postgame Notes

Oct. 5, 2013

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 1-4, 0-2 in the SEC. South Carolina is 4-1, 2-1 in league play.
  • South Carolina leads the series 17-7-1, including 8-3-1 in Columbia. USC has won three in a row.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky’s second-half comeback fell short as the Wildcats rallied from a 24-7 deficit at halftime to cut the USC lead to six at 27-21. UK answered a USC touchdown to make the score 35-28 late in the fourth quarter before the Gamecocks were able to run out the clock to end the game.
  • Kentucky had over 300 yards of total offense for the fourth time this season.
  • The Wildcats won the time of possession battle for the first time this season.
  • UK was 2-for-2 on fourth-down conversions in the game and is now 8-for-11 on fourth downs this season.
  • The UK offense scored a touchdown on every trip to the redzone and is now 15-of-19 on the season in redzone scoring.
  • The Wildcat defense limited South Carolina’s offense to just 103 yards of total offense.
  • Kentucky won the turnover battle against South Carolina forcing a fumble. The UK defense has forced six fumbles this season, recovering four.
  • Kentucky returns to action Sat. Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. when the Wildcats host No. 1 Alabama. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

Individual Notes

  • Quarterback Jalen Whitlow completed 17-of-24 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 17 times for 69 yards and a touchdown. Whitlow now has a rushing touchdown in three of UK’s five games this season.
  • Raymond Sanders rushed 14 yards in the game on seven carries, moving to 25th on UK’s career rushing list. A complete chart is in the notes. Sanders scored his second rushing touchdown of the season, 10th of his career, on a two-yard run in the second quarter. Sanders needs just three more yards to tie Chris Hill for 24th all-time on the career list.
  • Freshman wide receiver Ryan Timmons caught four passes for 36 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was Timmons’ first collegiate touchdown and came on a great grab at the side of the end zone on a 14-yard TD play.
  • Junior wide receiver Javess Blue led UK in receiving with four catches for 62 yards, including a 33-yard reception.
  • Senior tight end Jordan Aumiller had his best game of the season with three catches for 34 yards.
  • Junior Demarco Robinson caught a touchdown pass in the game, his second of the season.
  • Linebacker Avery Williamson finished the game with nine tackles. He now has a streak of 24 consecutive games with at least three tackles.
  • Defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree made three tackles. He extended his streak of 20 consecutive games with at least three tackles.
  • Dupree’s quarterback sack in the second quarter extended his streak of four consecutive games with a sack. The last Wildcat with a sack in four consecutive games was Jeremy Jarmon in 2007.
  • Freshmen Jason Hatcher and Blake McClain had the first quarterback sacks of their careers. Hatches ended the game with three tackles, while McClain had four.
  • Junior Nate Willis had nine tackles in the game, which is a career high.