SC receiver Samuel out for season

Kentucky football opens SEC play against South Carolina

Kentucky football opens SEC play against South Carolina

SC wide receiver Deebo Samuel says he did not break his leg and will return this season, contradicting a report from his coach earlier in the night.

Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp announced Samuel's status after a 23-13 loss to the Wildcats on Saturday night. "I was pretty amazed the first time I ever played down there".

SC is 2-1 on the season and will play Louisiana Tech next weekend.

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

The Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 SEC) certainly had every opportunity to pull off a victory that could have landed them back in the national rankings for the first time in three years. He was taken into the medical tent and returned to the field shortly after. He had five catches for 122 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown catch to open the game. He has scored six touchdown in his last 12 games.

Samuel accounted for USC's only first half points versus Kentucky.

MacGinnis' third field goal was setup by a Johnson 54 yard scramble on 3rd and eight.

The junior wide receiver had six touchdowns in three games for SC this year. But he left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury.

"As soon as I saw everyone was in coverage I just ran right up the middle then went to the sideline", Johnson said.

When South Carolina got the ball back, Baity intercepted one of Bentley's passes and the offense kneeled out the clock.

The 'Cats will kick off at 7:30 p.m. when they visit Williams-Brice Stadium.