South Carolina withstood a late Kentucky rally to leave Williams-Brice with another win by a score of 35-28. The Gamecocks got some great performances on offense like Connor Shaw and were able to hang on long enough for the victory. 

Here are some post-game notes from Saturday's 35-28 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats:

  • South Carolina's win over Kentucky was Steve Spurrier's 70th win as the Gamecocks head football coach. This was also Spurrier's 20th win over Kentucky as a college football coach. 
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  • South Carolina has won 13 of the last 14 matchups between the Wildcats dating back to 2000. 
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  • The win over Kentucky gives the Gamecocks its 14th straight victory at home, which is the second longest streak in school history and third longest active streak in Division I. 
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  • Shaw's 312 yards of total offense marks the seventh time in his career that he's gone over the 300 yard mark for total offense. 
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  • Mike Davis rushed for over 100 yards against Kentucky marking the fourth time he's done that this season and in his career. 
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  • Darius English and T.J. Holloman had their first starts of their Gamecock careers against Kentucky on Saturday night. 
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  • The Gamecocks connected on a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter and it was their first two-point conversion since 2003. 
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  • Pharoh Cooper saw his most action in a Gamecock uniform against Kentucky and notched his first-career catch that went for 12 yards. Cooper also saw time in the Wildcat formation and rushed twice for 26 yards, including a 23-yarder that he nearly scored on in the fourth quarter. 
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  • The Gamecocks were able to contain the redshirt of freshman running back David Williams for now. USC used Shon Carson in backup role behind Mike Davis and unveiled the Wildcat formation with Pharoh Cooper as well. 
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  • Jadeveon Clowney sat out Saturday's game against Kentucky with bruised ribs. Coach Ward indicated such this past Thursday but expected Clowney to play Saturday night. He was a late-game scratch that surprised the coaching staff when he pulled himself out of the contest. 
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  • The Gamecocks went over the 450-yard mark for the fourth straight game this season. 
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  • Bruce Ellington was the only injury listed for the Gamecocks after the game. He was said to have suffered a right hand contusion.