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South Carolina’s Backup Quarterback is Unavailable vs. Kentucky

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If Ryan Hilinski cannot play, the Gamecocks are in trouble.

Josh Kendall reports Dakereon Joyner has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against the Wildcats. The backup wildcat quarterback and wide receiver suffered a hamstring injury last week at Missouri.

The Gamecocks’ change of pace under center, Joyner has completed 7-of-12 passes for 89 yards, rushed 10 times for 49 yards and caught four passes for 29 yards this season. Without Joyner available, UK’s defense will not likely face a running threat at quarterback.

Joyner is the third South Carolina quarterback to suffer some degree of injury this season. Jake Bentley is out for the year with a foot injury. Hilinski is dealing with soreness in his elbow after taking a shot against Mizzou. If the pocket passer goes down against UK, Will Muschamp will turn to Jay Urich, another wide receiver/quarterback, who has completed just one pass for 14 yards in his two years at Carolina.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

16 Comments for South Carolina’s Backup Quarterback is Unavailable vs. Kentucky



  1. jackthecatsfan41
    5:13 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

    You had a typo



  2. Chade Sparrow
    5:18 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

    We’d make Jay Urich a Heisman contender if he has to come in. 😉



    • 2andToodleLoo
      8:20 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

      It’s hilarious to me we beat UT with a WR at QB. That’s exactly the type of scenario where UK would lose.



  3. Catcasey1
    5:28 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

    And all S.E.C



    • ukkatzfan
      5:44 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

      As opposed to the Heisman contenders who aren’t All SEC ?



  4. Rod Crandler
    5:37 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

    So you’re saying we are screwed for sure then. Effectiveness against UK = (QB Rating x (Backup Position+1))



    • MacAssassin123
      5:48 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

      It’s called sarcasm bub!



    • ClutchCargo
      1:03 am September 27, 2019 Permalink

      The sarcasm flew right over your head, Mac!



  5. lexattorney
    5:58 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

    Congratulations on entering the Heisman conversation, Jay!



  6. dave1964
    6:43 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

    So we have been beat by two back up QBs now we have a chance to get beat by a back up to a back up to his back up.



    • MacAssassin123
      6:50 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah,Sounds like fun right?



  7. lexattorney
    7:19 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

    Assistant TO the regional manager!



  8. KYFAN4LYFE
    7:24 pm September 26, 2019 Permalink

    Kentucky has always been “Quarterback U”….for the opponent’s QB. And I say “always”, because even before Stoops, that has been an issue.



  9. BBNBRIAN
    7:30 am September 27, 2019 Permalink

    It doesn’t matter if their LT fills in at QB, Stoops/Gran will find a way to lose this game for us. Bye bye streak.



  10. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    4:40 pm September 27, 2019 Permalink

    We still have to face a backup in Hilinski, since he can’t run he’ll just throw for 400 yards and 8 tds.