On Tuesday morning, the SEC Network announced that the Sept. 16 game between South Carolina and Kentucky will be televised on its network airwaves.
Kickoff for the Gamecocks first home game in 2017 is set for 7:30 p.m.
— Gamecock Athletics (@GamecocksOnline) July 25, 2017
On the shoulders of a strong running game, the Wildcats won last year’s game in Lexington, 17-10. Senior running back Boom Williams led the way with 123 yards and a touchdown on the ground. For South Carolina, freshman quarterback Brandon McIlwain completed half of his 30 passes for 177 yards.
Neither will be on the field when the two teams meet again at Williams-Brice Stadium in September.
Kentucky ended 2016 with a 7-6 record. Their season ended with a bang, a 28-point underdog win at Louisville and the school’s first bowl appearance since 2010.
The Wildcats were picked to finish fifth in the SEC East in 2017.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) July 25, 2017
South Carolina’s first game of the season is a neutral site showdown at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Kickoff against North Carolina State was previously announced for 3 p.m. on Sept 2. ESPN will carry the game.
Seven days later, the Gamecocks head out to Missouri for their SEC opener against the Tigers. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN2.