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SC receiver Samuel out for season

SC receiver Samuel out for season

The Kentucky Wildcats (2-0) will step up their competition considerably when they face the South Carolina Gamecocks (2-0) as they open SEC play on Saturday.

"He's going to be part of everything we do", Bentley said after the game. "We're talking about it. We're making sure that we're locked in". SC appeared to be in control, but the offense stalled as Johnson and Snell went to work for the Kentucky offense, which scored 20 unanswered points.

The Gators have won 30 straight games over Kentucky. Early in the third and fourth quarters, SC turned the ball over on downs because it couldn't gain 1 yard on the ground.

It's something that's bothered him and the other SC seniors. "That's not something we need to allow to happen". The Wildcats have run for over 200 yards in each of the wins.

Kentucky made the critical plays when it needed.

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The Huskers pieced together a six-play, 63-yard drive that ended with a one-yard touchdown run by Lee on a quarterback sneak. A penalty against Nebraska gave the Huskies a first down and from there, NIU went into victory formation to secure the win.

Kentucky defensive end Denzil Ware said the Wildcats have been motivated and ready to battle SC the past three meetings.

"They whipped us up front", Muschamp said of Kentucky.

Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp announced Samuel's status after a 23-13 loss to the Wildcats on Saturday night.

The start of the game did not go well for the Cats, as electric play-maker Deebo Samuel took his first catch 68 yards to the end zone on the first play of the game. Linebacker Skai Moore picked off Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson on the ensuing drive.

Play of the game: Samuel didn't get a chance to return the first kickoff (or any kickoff as Kentucky wisely avoided him) but he didn't wait long to score. That discussion appears over. Bentley finished 24-for-35 for 304 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. "We got some running plays called". "It felt good. I felt like Steph (Curry of National Basketball Association champion Golden State) when he hit the three in the fourth to silence" the crowd, he said. Samuel has six of the Gamecocks' 11 touchdowns this season.