NCAA Football Recap Week 4, Kentucky defeats South Carolina, 17-10, Saturday, September 24, 2016

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South Carolina at Kentucky, BOXSCORE

Final 1 2 3 4 T
SOCAR 0 7 3 0 10
UK 0 3 7 7 17

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats.

Stanley Boom Williams ran for 123 yards as Kentucky handled South Carolina by a score of 17-10 on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.

The Wildcats were a -2.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 57.5.

Stanley Boom Williams rushed for 123 yards, while Benjamin Snell, Jr. added 73 yards in the win. Jeff Badet and Garrett Johnson added 39 and 38 receiving yards respectively.

A.J. Turner rushed for 42 yards for South Carolina, while David Williams added 33 yards. Brandon McIlwain threw for 177 yards for the Gamecocks, while receivers Hayden Hurst and Jacob August had 84 and 29 yards respectively.

South Carolina lost the offensive yardage battle to Kentucky 351-268 yards in Saturday’s game. Kentucky had more first downs as that total ended up 23-16.

Kentucky led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 32:40-27:20 split in that important category.

Kentucky heads into a Week 5 battle against Alabama. South Carolina, meanwhile, will have their next action against Texas A&M.

Running backs Stanley “Boom” Williams and Benny Snell each scored touchdowns in the second half to lead Kentucky past South Carolina 17-10 on Saturday night in Lexington, Ky.

Williams, who rushed 15 times for 123 yards, scored on a 43-yard run to open the third quarter and Snell, who finished with 73 yards, scored on a 1-yard run with 10:21 left in the game to break a 10-10 tie and put Kentucky in the lead for good. Snell carried the ball seven straight times during the game-winning drive.

Kentucky improves to 2-2, 1-1 in the Southeastern Conference. It was the Wildcats’ second straight win after opening the season 0-2. The victory also marked the third straight season that Kentucky has beaten the Gamecocks (2-2, 1-2).

Kentucky had 351 yards total offense. Quarterback Stephen Johnson, forced into action last week by an injury to Drew Barker on the third play of the game, made his first collegiate start and completed 11 of 19 passes for 135 yards with one interception.

South Carolina, which entered the game averaging only 15.7 points per game, worst in the Southeastern Conference, had 268 yards total offense. Quarterback Brandon McIlwain completed 15-of-30 passes for 177 yards with zero touchdowns.

The first half was a stalemate for the most part with eight total punts.

South Carolina did manage the only touchdown of the first half, a 12-yard run by A.J. Turner with 5:44 left in the second quarter. It marked the first points the Gamecocks had scored in the second period the entire season.

Kentucky’s only points came on a 30-yard field goal by Austin MacGinnis to give UK a 3-0 lead.

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