Kentucky runs past South Carolina 17-10

A.J. Turner scored the Gamecocks only touchdown in a loss at Kentucky on Saturday night./WOLO

The Kentucky Wildcats beat the South Carolina Gamecocks 17-10 in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday night.

South Carolina took a 7-3 lead on a second quarter touchdown run by A.J. Turner.

In the third quarter, Kentucky countered with a spectacular 43-yard TD run by Boom Williams to give the Wildcats a 10-7 advantage.

South Carolina kicker Elliott Frye nailed a 35-yard field goal to tie the game at 10-all late in the third quarter.

Kentucky mounted an 11 play, 65-yard drive for the go-ahead score. Benjamin Snell, Jr. ran it over from one yard out for the game winning score.

The Gamecocks drove the ball down to the Kentucky 28 yard line in the final minutes. But the Wildcats defense sacked Brandon McIlwain twice on South Carolina's final possession to seal the victory.

South Carolina is now 2-2 overall, 1-2 in the SEC. The Gamecocks will host #10 Texas A&M at 4 p.m. next Saturday, Oct. 1 at Williams-Brice Stadium.

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