South Carolina football and Kentucky are set to face off Sept. 28 under the lights at Williams-Brice Stadium — the SEC announced Monday that the game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and be broadcast on the SEC Network.
The Gamecocks are looking to break a five-game losing streak to the Wildcats, the longest stretch USC has gone without a win against Kentucky.
Like Carolina, Kentucky is adjusting to life without its expected quarterback — junior Terry Wilson was injured in the second game of the year on a horsecollar tackle against Eastern Michigan. In his place, backup Sawyer Smith, a transfer from Troy, has stepped up.
UK and Smith led Florida this past weekend by 11 points before eventually losing, 28-21, despite the absence of Gators QB Feleipe Franks.
South Carolina, meanwhile, sits at 1-2 after losing to No. 2 Alabama on Saturday. Freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski was named SEC Freshman of the Week for his performance, in which he completed 36 of 57 passes for 324 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
This upcoming Saturday, South Carolina travels to Missouri for a 4 p.m. kickoff on SEC Network Alternate, while Kentucky goes to Mississippi State, also starting at 4 p.m.
SEC KICKOFF TIMES (SEPT. 28)
Noon — Northern Illinois at Vanderbilt, SEC Network
Noon — Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (Arlington, Texas), ESPN
3:30 p.m. — Ole Miss at Alabama, CBS
4 p.m. — Towson at Florida, SEC Network
7 p.m. — Mississippi State at Auburn, ESPN
7:30 p.m. — Kentucky at South Carolina, SEC Network
SOUTH CAROLINA 2019 SCHEDULE
Aug. 31 — North Carolina 24, South Carolina 20
Sept. 7 — South Carolina 72, Charleston Southern 10
Sept. 14 — Alabama 47, South Carolina 23
Sept. 21 — South Carolina at Missouri, 4 p.m., SEC Network Alternate
Sept. 28 — Kentucky at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network
Oct. 5 — Bye
Oct. 12 — South Carolina at Georgia, TBD
Oct. 19 — Florida at South Carolina, TBD
Oct. 26 — South Carolina at Tennessee, TBD
Nov. 2 — Vanderbilt at South Carolina, TBD
Nov. 9 — Appalachian State at South Carolina, TBD
Nov. 16 — South Carolina at Texas A&M, TBD
Nov. 23 — Bye
Nov. 30 — Clemson at South Carolina, TBD