Final Predictions: Caroline vs. Kentucky
The South Carolina soccer team braces for a huge test as they host Kentucky on Saturday at 7 p.m. for a kick-off under the lights of Williams-Brice Stadium. The Wildcats (3-0, 1-0) are off to a great start to the season and have controlled the series lately, winning six of the last seven games.
The Gamecocks (2-1, 0-1) will have a first-year coach Shane beamer at the helm of his first home game in the Southeastern Conference game. The last time the two teams met in Colombia, it was South Carolina that came away with a victory.
Here we take a final look at this weekend’s game and some of the other big games across the country. Join us, with a VIP member BTCock, as we make our weekend choices.
Sendrillon: The biggest game of the Shane beamer the era is here. Kentucky went through the ranks of the NFL to bring in a new offensive coordinator and went to the transfer portal for half of their squad. Their new attack is a high powered balanced attack. They have one of the best RBs in the league with Chris Rodriguez, one of the best new visiting duos with Will Levis (Penn State) and Wan’Dale Robinson (Nebraska). After two very impressive games, Kentucky struggled mightily against Chattanooga. So the question is, will we get a good Kentucky or a bad Kentucky? I think we’re getting good Kentucky, mainly because we’re South Carolina fans, and this is our chance. That being said, I believe OL communication issues will be greatly improved this week. Luc Doty has shown he has improved as a QB. JuJu will get more touches, the racing game will be more creative, more use of TE, Brooks will be better and something will happen on offense in South Carolina’s favor. Logic says Kentucky easily wins this game, but Dave Portnoy has South Carolina as his lock of the week, so South Carolina is winning an incredible back-and-forth game! South Carolina 31 – Kentucky 27
BTCock: Does good health Luc Doty with a full week of training make a big difference in offense this week? I think so, and with a full and noisy Williams-Brice stadium, he will make the difference on Saturday night. A mobile Doty adds another dimension to this attack and should relieve the offensive line. Look for RBs to have more room to run and for the offense to have an evasion performance. Under Stoops Kentucky didn’t perform well on the road and I don’t see that changing this weekend as South Carolina clinches a dynamic victory. South Carolina 27 – Kentucky 23
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