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South Carolina using 3-year losing streak to Kentucky as main motivation


Outside of a handful of redshirt seniors, no one on South Carolina’s roster knows what it’s like to beat Kentucky. In a bizarre role reversal, the Cats will be the ones riding a three-year winning streak into Saturday’s game in Columbia, and if you think Will Muschamp is using that to motivate his squad this week, you’re right.

Today, Muschamp told reporters that he reminded his team of their three-year losing streak to Kentucky after Saturday’s win over Missouri.

“I told the guys in the locker room after the last ball game, our seniors haven’t beaten these guys,” Muschamp said. “That’s not something we need to allow to happen. We’ll start to be focused on Kentucky this week. We understand what’s at stake. It’s the SEC East. It’s the home opener. There are a lot of things.”

Senior safety Chris Lammons admitted the losing streak is fresh in the team’s mind.

“They beat us the last three years, but we burn that up,” Lammons said. “But when we look back at the past three years, it’s nothing that they did. It’s something that we missed, they broke big runs and scored in the end zone. We just have to fix the things that we did wrong.”

Sophomore quarterback Jake Bentley, who didn’t play last year vs. the Cats, said he’s ready to put it all on the line for the seniors.

“For our seniors, that’s a big deal for us,” Bentley said. “They haven’t beaten Kentucky. That’s really who I’m preparing for this week, for our seniors, to give them the win they deserve.”

“The seniors know they haven’t beat them in their time here and we want to see if we can change that,” he added.

Usually the hungry underdog, let’s hope Kentucky can find their own motivation to keep the streak alive on Saturday.

 

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5 responses to “South Carolina using 3-year losing streak to Kentucky as main motivation”

  1. serdi

    This should be great motivation for the Wildcats and very expected.

    Kentucky has not beaten us three years in a row. We beat ourselves.

    We aren’t spending time preparing for Kentucky, we are preparing to make sure that the seniors win so that they will won a game against Kentucky in their careers. They beat themselves the first three years and we need to make sure that does not happen again,

    We are South Carolina. We are a better program than Kentucky. It has been a fluke that somehow we have beaten ourselves for three years in a row because we had to focus on beating Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee…those are only three threats in the SEC East

    1. BBNDan7

      Lmao that’s a lot of words to type when you could’ve just said “excuses” instead

  2. AwesomeBillFromDawsonville

    As someone who is a fan of a football team that uses losing streaks as motivation… I wouldn’t recommend it.

    1. jimmer

      Totally agree. Hasn’t worked for us vs Florida in 30 years.

  3. UK Fan In Nashville

    “it’s nothing that they did…It’s something that we missed, they broke big runs and scored in the end zone.” Wow. Now I hope we punish them and never lose to them again. What arrogance!