South Carolina is 2-0 for the first time since 2012. With a win Saturday against Kentucky, South Carolina can continue to parallel that 2012 team, which started 6-0 and went on to finish 11-2.
But for sophomore quarterback Jake Bentley, Saturday would mean more than merely another win. Instead, as he told reporters Tuesday, it’s about the senior class, which has never beaten Kentucky.
The Wildcats are undefeated as well, bringing a 2-0 record into Williams-Brice Stadium after victories over Southern Miss and Eastern Kentucky.
After beating North Carolina State in Charlotte and going on the road to knock off Missouri last week, Bentley is happy to finally have a home game.
“It’s great to be back playing in front of the best fans in the world,” Bentley said. “We know they’re going to have the stadium rocking. It’s going to be loud being at night. We’re really excited to be back here. We know that we have a lot of work to do. We’ve got to stay focused and stay locked in and prepare the same way that we have the last two weeks for this week and just be ready to go on Saturday.”
Saturday’s kickoff between the Gamecocks and Wildcats is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Jake Bentley: Mentions a lot about how they want Saturday for the seniors. They've never beaten Kentucky.
— David Cloninger (@DCPandC) September 12, 2017