I’d say the rain favors South Carolina. Not because UK doesn’t have a powerful enough running game to succeed — but because UK’s passing game gave it a dimension that South Carolina doesn’t have. If it is taken away to some degree by the elements, it favors the Gamecocks.
Spotted tailgating: Former UK quarterback Tim Couch and kick-returning star Derek Abney and, get this, basketball coach Billy Gillispie, tailgating with some UK boosters out of the back of a white van. You’ve got to like a hoops coach who’ll follow football on the road.