Former South Carolina player Syvelle Newton shares bold prediction for Kentucky game
South Carolina has had a rough start to the season, but it will try to bounce back from two straight SEC losses to notch its first conference win of the season on Saturday.
And one former Gamecock thinks that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
Syvelle Newton, who played wide receiver and quarterback while at South Carolina from 2003-06, took to Twitter on Tuesday to make his prediction for Saturday’s South Carolina-Kentucky game. And while some might be predicting the Wildcats to win this matchup, that’s not how Newton feels.
Newton made a bold prediction with his pick while sticking with his Gamecocks:
I’m making a bold prediction we beat UK by 24! Fight Me
— Syvelle Newton (@syvellenewton) September 24, 2019
South Carolina is 1-3 this season with its only win coming against Charleston Southern on Sept. 7. The Gamecocks have lost the past two weeks, falling to No. 2 Alabama and Missouri.
Now, South Carolina returns home to host Kentucky, which is 2-2 and coming off back-to-back losses to No. 9 Florida and Mississippi State.
Although the Gamecocks lead the all-time series against the Wildcats, 17-12-1, South Carolina has lost its last five games against Kentucky. The last time the Gamecocks beat the Wildcats was 2013.
South Carolina and Kentucky are set to kick off on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network.