SC star Deebo Samuel out for season with broken leg

Ross Houston
September 17, 2017

Benny Snell Jr. rushed for two touchdowns and Kentucky's defense held off SC to win its fourth straight over the Gamecocks, 23-13, 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.

Samuel kicked off the scoring with a 68-yard receiving touchdown on the opening play, but SC was stifled by Kentucky's defense thereafter and did not score again.

MacGinnis' third field goal was setup by a Johnson 54 yard scramble on 3rd and eight. He also had one rushing touchdown.

He scored on runs of 5 and 1 yards.

Bentley completed 24 of 36 passes for 304 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

In addition to failing to stop Kentucky, second-year head coach Will Muschamp's undisciplined squad couldn't stop hurting itself.

The Cats' next two offensive drives were ended by turnovers, an interception from Stephen Johnson and a fumble recovered by SC.

SC also converted only three of twelve third downs. They traveled inside the Kentucky 45-yard line on five occasions, but failed to score on each of them. Two years ago, Kentucky snapped a 22-game SEC road losing streak at SC. It was the first missed PAT for the program in 164 attempts dating to 2013. However, the Gamecocks weren't able to take advantage as they missed a 52 yard field goal, and had a pass intercepted by Mike Edwards.

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