Both teams have blown big opportunities in the first quarter.
South Carolina had it at first and 10 at the UK 14 but came away with only a field goal.
UK quarterback Andre’ Woodson twice missed Keenan Burton for wide-open TD passes. The first came on a completion to tight end Jacob Tamme when Burton was open and Woodson didn’t see him. The second came on a play action pass when Burton was wide open and Woodson simply overthrew him.
Woodson has been really good this season. If he starts making those plays, UK will take another step up.
Otherwise, the UK defense is hanging in, but has allowed South Carolina to go 4-for-4 on third and long.
South Carolina is up 10-3, and given all that’s happened, UK should feel good. But it doesn’t want to play from behind like this for much longer. There’s a danger in letting South Carolina get a cushion and let its great pass rushers pin their ears back.