Numbers of note from Kentucky’s 23-13 victory over South Carolina at Columbia, S.C., on Saturday night:
South Carolina entered the game as a six-point favorite. Kentucky won by 10.
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The number of consecutive victories Kentucky has posted over South Carolina.
The last year previously that Kentucky opened a football season 3-0. The Wildcats beat Louisville, Western Kentucky and Akron to open that season. UK finished the regular season 6-6, then lost in the BBVA Compass Bowl.
Rushing yards Saturday for Kentucky’s Benny Snell, his second straight 100-yard game.
The number of players who caught passes from Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson on Saturday: Garrett Johnson (4), C.J. Conrad (2), Tavin Richardson (2), Kayaune Ross (2), Charles Walker (2), Sihiem King (1), Blake Bone (1), Justin Rigg (1), Greg Hart (1). Johnson finished 16-for-25 for 169 yards.
Kentucky’s time of possession. The Gamecocks had the ball for only 23:11.
Kentucky on third down. The Wildcats at one point in the game had converted eight of 11 third downs into first downs.
Kentucky’s defense limited South Carolina to just 54 rushing yards on 20 attempts.
South Carolina’s total yards in the game which, oddly, surpassed Kentucky’s 353.
Attendance at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday night.