Summary: The Kentucky defense looked out of place and overmatched. South Carolina easily went 72 and 88 yards on its first two possessions. The Wildcats were outgained 178-65, and South Carolina gained almost 10 yards per play.
Thumbs up: Winston Guy's interception prevented what looked like an early rout.
Thumbs down: UK's (attempted) tackling of Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore.
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Summary: Mike Hartline and the Kentucky offense showed some life after the Guy interception and made it 14-7. The Gamecocks answered with a 77-yard touchdown drive. South Carolina muffed a punt at its own 11, but UK could only get a field goal.
Thumbs up: Kentucky won the turnover battle 3-0 in the first half.
Thumbs down: The Kentucky defense. South Carolina had 369 yards at the half.
Summary: After forcing South Carolina to punt for the first time, Kentucky had perhaps its best drive of the year. Hartline was sharp as UK marched 95 yards in 14 plays. Lattimore, who totaled 206 yards in the first half, left the game with an ankle injury.
Thumbs up: Kentucky and its defense showed some heart when it could have folded.
Thumbs down: Kentucky gave up its third sack. It allowed but three in six previous games.
Summary: An eight-play, 76-yard UK drive made it 28-23 and momentum shifted. Ryan Tydlacka's 52-yard punt backed up South Carolina to its own 5. Kentucky took the 31-28 lead with a 12-play, 68-yard drive. Anthony Mosley's interception in the end zone zone sealed it.
Thumbs up: Hartline engineered one of UK's greatest comebacks with big numbers and big plays
Thumbs down: There was no downside during what was an impressive finish.