Saturday, October 10, 2009

Defense holds, barely

Well, South Carolina’s defense hasn’t folded up as much as it did at Georgia, which is why the Gamecocks still have the lead.

Kentucky is forced to punt, after initially calling timeout to go for it - then appearing to get it on a rush up the middle, only to have a false start called.

The subsequent punt went for … Oh my … five yards. Some of it was bad luck, as it bounced back about 10 yards, but it was pretty bad to begin with. USC takes over at its own 39.

Now South Carolina needs a drive to run some clock, and maybe just get back in control of the game.

The Kentucky offense has been playing solid, and has to be kicking itself for its blown chances - two red zone chances it had to settle for field goals, another fake field goal that was stopped.

Combine the fact that USC has two turnovers, and Kentucky has none, and the Gamecocks are probably lucky to be ahead by one. Now they have a chance to put the outcome less in doubt.

– Seth Emerson, The State