On his weekly call-in show, South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp said junior defensive back Steven Montac is a game-time decision.
“It doesn’t look good right now,” for Montac, who’s been dealing with a foot injury.
Montac, a reserve defensive back, played in the season-opener against North Carolina State, but was not apart of the travel squad when South Carolina played at Missouri last week.
The junior college product missed significant time during preseason camp with the injury. As a sophomore, he played several different positions for the Gamecocks, including nickel and safety. Montac was credited with 39 tackles, 3 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.
Freshman cornerback Tavyn Jackson (foot) has not played yet this season and remains out for the Kentucky game.
The Wildcats will be without starting linebacker Jordan Jones, a player Muschamp mentioned by name during his press conference on Tuesday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. Jones has been dealing with a shoulder injury.
South Carolina is listed as a 6.5-point favorite against Kentucky. It’s the first time this season the Gamecocks haven’t been underdogs.