Kentucky upset gives South Carolina three losses for the first time since 2010

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Oct 4, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky defeated South Carolina 45-38. (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)
Oct 4, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky defeated South Carolina 45-38. (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

Before the season began, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier made a joke about people throwing eggs at the newly erected 85-foot banner featuring his likeness the university installed in front of Williams-Brice Stadium.

“That could happen,” Spurrier said of the eggs. “If we go bad, that could happen as we all know.”

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After Kentucky's unexpected 42-35 win against the Gamecocks on Saturday, South Carolina better invest in some heavy duty power washers.

South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson threw a pick-six with 2:29 remaining to give the Wildcats the win. Defensive end Alvin Dupree snatched the ball out of the air off a deflection and ran it back six yards for the score.

After trailing 38-24 early in the fourth quarter, Kentucky stormed back to score three consecutive touchdowns. Running back Jojo Kemp had two of those scores with runs of 1 and 5 yards.

South Carolina was the preseason favorite to win what has now become a wide-open SEC East. Saturday’s loss marks the first time the Gamecocks have lost three games since losing five in 2010.

Kentucky, however, is 4-1 and has won as many games this year as it won in the past two seasons combined. The Wildcats haven’t started 4-1 since 2008. However, they finished that season 7-6.

“You all watched it, we’re not a great team. We know that,” Spurrier said following the game. “I told the guys we’re going to try and have a winning season somehow. And we’ve got to do some work to do that. So, we’ll obviously try to make some changes somewhere. I don’t know exactly where, but we’ve got to do something different.”

For more Kentucky news, CatsIllustrated.com.

For more South Carolina news, visit GamecockCentral.com.

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