It’s another Football Friday as Kentucky gears up for an overnight trip to South Carolina. The SEC Network has the 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday as the Wildcats open SEC play against the Gamecocks.
Kentucky is 2-0 with wins over Southern Mississippi (road) and Eastern Kentucky (home). South Carolina is 2-0 with wins over North Carolina State (in Charlotte) and Missouri (road). UK has won three straight over the Gamecocks, including a 26-22 victory in Columbia two seasons ago.
Winning a fourth in a row won’t be easy, especially now that Kentucky’s All-SEC linebacker Jordan Jones will miss the game because of a shoulder injury. Jones is the third key Cat to suffer a significant injury. Starting left offensive tackle Cole Mosier is out for the year with a torn ACL. Wide receiver Dorian Baker will miss most of if not all of the 2017 campaign with a dislocated ankle.
Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com UK football beat writer Jennifer Smith talks about all that and more with me on the Friday podcast. We discuss how practice has gone this week, the stories that Jen has written leading up to the game and where we think the Cats are after starting the season with two wins.
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I talked with Josh Kendall of The State about South Carolina.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops talked about the Jordan Jones injury.
Benny Snell updates us about his bruised ribs.
KENTUCKY AT SOUTH CAROLINA
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia
TV: SEC Network with Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers and Cole Cubelic
Radio: UK Network with Tom Leach, Jeff Piecoro and Dick Gabriel
SEC FOOTBALL STANDINGS
Home to Kentucky
Home to Samford
At South Carolina
Home to Kansas State
Home to Tennessee
Home to Purdue
Home to Colorado State
At Mississippi St
Home to LSU
Home to Mercer
Home to Louisiana