Southeastern Three things to know 1. Bowl eligibility is on the line: For all the talk about Florida being down in the dumps, it still holds its destiny in its own hands. Regardless, it all starts with getting at least one more notch in the win column. We should know early on Saturday whether that performance is going to repeat itself. This game can go either way: As mentioned above, if Florida wants to save its season, it can start a turnaround today.
Kentucky since Kroger Field will be a zoo for Big Blue Nation as Kentucky looks to open the season with five consecutive wins when South Carolina invades Lexington.
A win would give the Wildcats their first five-game, single-season winning streak since — Kentucky won its bowl game in and its first four games of '08 — as well as its first start since The series between the Gamecocks and Wildcats has seen its fair share of runs over the years.
Kentucky won the inaugural matchup in , but since then South Carolina has won 17 of the 28 meetings, including a string of 10 straight from The Wildcats have seized momentum, however, winning the last four by an average of seven points per game.
South Carolina comes off a resounding road win at Vanderbilt last week. Jake Bentley and Rico Dowdle did much of the heavy lifting, as the former threw for yards and a touchdown on a for effort while the latter rushed for yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.
The defense did its job as well to provide a full team effort, holding Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur to a 47 percent completion rate for and yards with only one touchdown and an interception.
The ground game was equally ineffective, as the Commodores rushed for just 3. The run game amassed a measly 56 yards on 28 carries, with Fitzgerald netting just 20 yards on 16 carries while Kylin Hill and Aeris Williams combined to average three yards per carry with a long of eight yards.