No. 12 South Carolina 35, Kentucky 28: Mike Davis rushed for 106 yards and a pair of scores to lead the Gamecocks to a win over the visiting Wildcats.
Connor Shaw was 17-for-20 for 262 yards and a touchdown for South Carolina (4-1, 2-1 SEC), which outgained Kentucky 453-301. Damiere Byrd had five catches for 98 yards and a touchdown for the Gamecocks.
Kentucky (1-4, 0-2) got 178 yards passing and 69 yards rushing from quarterback Jalen Whitlow, who threw for two scores and ran for another. Ryan Timmons had four catches for 36 yards and a touchdown, while Javess Blue had four receptions for 62 yards.
The Gamecocks jumped on top early, scoring 1:39 into the game on a 62-yard hookup of Shaw to Byrd. Davis scored two straight touchdowns to push the South Carolina lead to 21 less than a minute into the second quarter.
Two Whitlow touchdown passes within two minutes of each other early in the fourth pulled Kentucky back within six, but South Carolina responded with a seven-play, 89-yard drive capped by a 2-yard touchdown run by Shaw to push the lead back to double digits. Whitlow's 1-yard touchdown run made the margin seven with 4:03 to play, but the Wildcats could never get the ball back.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Gamecocks All-American DE Jadeveon Clowney missed the game with bruised ribs. … Whitlow's 178 yards passing were a season high, as it was the first game this year that Whitlow played the entire contest. … South Carolina has won 13 of the last 14 meetings.