In three games this season, Samuel had accumulated 15 passes for 250 yards and three receiving touchdowns.
Asked how the loss of Samuel would impact the Gamecocks, Muschamp asked: "What do you think?" After throwing an interception on his second attempt, Johnson finished 16 for 25 for 169 yards passing. After a delay of game penalty backed the offense up, White would miss a 54-yard field goal. And after that one play for 68 yards, SC had just 16 total yards on its next 13 plays, which included three straight three-and-outs. SC was considered to be a dark horse candidate by some to contend for the SEC East title. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.
"He's hard to replace, but it's next guy up", Bentley said after the game.
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A new smoke machine worked fine, but it appeared that only one of the four pyrotechnic devices produced flames. He directed two long scoring drives - each with double-digit plays - as Kentucky went up 14-6 midway through the second quarter on Snell's second rushing touchdown.
Samuel's 68-yard touchdown was the longest reception for him and the longest pass for Bentley in their Gamecock careers.
While South Carolina had its way through the air for much of the game, UK's stout run defense stayed firm, holding a third straight opponent under 62 yards on the ground - this time 54 yards for the Gamecocks. Stephen Johnson's 54-yard scramble on 3rd down sealed the victory for the Wildcats, who won 23-13. "Not sure what we'll do schematically, but it'll be next guy up in whatever we do".
"It's a prerequisite to being an National Football League wide receiver that you run routes dependably and catch balls in your catch radius". "OrTre made a great catch".
In the meantime, Kentucky's offense found enough flow to get on the board, going 75 yards in 13 plays behind contributions all around to go up 7-6 on a 5-yard touchdown run for Snell out of the wildcat formation and a MacGinnis extra point. "Next man up, that's got to be our mentality".