For the second week in a row, it looks as if Kentucky will face another back-up quarterback. South Carolina starting quarterback Connor Shaw is expected to miss 2-3 weeks following a sprain to his shoulder suffered in yesterday’s game against Central Florida. The Gamecocks were able to mount a come-from-behind victory against UCF on Saturday despite losing Shaw early in the game.
South Carolina’s junior back-up quarterback Dylan Thompson is no stranger to big games though. Thompson filled in for Shaw in 2012, appearing in 11 games for the Gamecocks, including a road win against Clemson. Thompson went 15-32 yesterday for 261 yards and one interception.
Kentucky will visit South Carolina on the road next weekend.