Shane Beamer and South Carolina went into Lexington, Kentucky, and took down the No. 13 Wildcats 24-14. Yes, Cats quarterback Will Levis was out due to an injury, but it was still a nice win for the Gamecocks.

The Gamecocks came alive in the second half, too, outscoring the Cats 17-7. The defensive line seized control of the game to help deliver a win.

Quarterback Spencer Rattler connected on 14-of-19 for 177 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Running back MarShawn Lloyd carried the ball 22 times for 110 yards and one touchdown.

Following the game, Beamer spoke to the SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic.

“I would describe it as one hell of a win,” Beamer said hugging his children. “I didn’t make a big deal about this this week, but it’s not lost on me that two years ago when South Carolina came up here, they were at the bottom. Literally, during the game here in Lexington is when it was announced that I was going to be the coach at South Carolina. Those guys went into that locker room after the game and were probably like, ‘Who in the hell is Shane Beamer?’

“For us to come two years later and arguably have the biggest win here in a long long time is pretty special.”

South Carolina improved to 4-2, while Kentucky fell to 4-2.