South Carolina fans have patiently waited as their team was away from home in each of the first two weeks of the season. Now a sellout crowd awaits the Gamecocks in Columbia on Saturday.
Notching a neutral-site win over NC State and a road win over Missouri to open SEC play, South Carolina finally comes home to a fan base that’s showing a lot of optimism for its team.
On Thursday afternoon, SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan revealed this weekend’s game in Williams-Brice Stadium against SEC East foe Kentucky is officially sold out, according to the University of South Carolina Athletics ticket office.
Saturday night's game against Kentucky is officially sold out pic.twitter.com/L6ZsHKkkQd
— Hale McGranahan (@Hale_SECcountry) September 14, 2017
South Carolina will play three of its next four games at home, welcoming Louisiana Tech a week from this Saturday and then hosting Arkansas after a visit to Texas A&M.
This is the first time the Gamecocks have opened a season 2-0 since 2012, when Steve Spurrier guided the second of his three straight 11-win squads.
Kentucky has won three straight against South Carolina, marking the longest winning streak by the Wildcats in the history of the series. Each of those three victories came by a touchdown or less.