When: 12:21 p.m. Saturday
Where: Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C.
Radio: WLAP-AM 630; WBUL-FM 98.1
Records: Kentucky 2-3 (0-2 SEC); South Carolina 4-1 (2-1)
Series: South Carolina leads 14-7-1
Last meeting: Kentucky won 31-28 on Oct. 16, 2010, in Lexington
About South Carolina
Location: Columbia, S.C.
Colors: Garnet and black
Web site: Gamecocksonline.com
History: South Carolina is playing its 118th season of football, beginning in 1892, with an all-time record of 548-541-44 (.503). The Gamecocks have made 16 bowl appearances (4-12), most recently losing to Florida State 26-17 in the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl.
2010 record: 9-5 overall, 5-3 SEC (first place in Eastern Division)
Coach: Steve Spurrier (49-33 in seventh season at South Carolina; 191-73-2 in 22nd season overall)
Top players: Senior QB Stephen Garcia, junior CB Stephon Gilmore, junior WR Alshon Jeffery, junior C T.J. Johnson, sophomore RB Marcus Lattimore, senior DT Travian Robertson, junior DE Devin Taylor, senior OT Rokevious Watkins.
Fun fact: Bruce Ellington, who made the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team in basketball for the Gamecocks last season, is also making an impact in football. The 5-foot-9, 197-pound Ellington is South Carolina's top kick returner and has also been used as a runner out of the Wildcat formation. He is expected to rejoin the basketball team at the conclusion of the football season.
Notable alumni: Former White House chief of staff Andrew Card, TV celebrity Leeza Gibbons, Augusta National Golf Club chairman W.W. "Hootie" Johnson, Houston Texans owner Robert McNair, Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers, musician Darius Rucker, Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. Lowe's Motor Speedway president Howard "Humpy" Wheeler.