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South Carolina’s Jake Bentley breaks foot, expected to miss Kentucky game

Photo: Ryan Bethea, 247Sports

Photo: Ryan Bethea, 247Sports

To put the icing on the cake following South Carolina’s embarrassing season-opening loss to North Carolina, the Gamecocks will now be without their starting quarterback for the foreseeable future.

Jake Bentley, who is going into his fourth year as the team’s starter, has reportedly broken his foot and is expected to be out roughly six weeks, per Mike Uva of Fox 57 in South Carolina.

According to The State, another local media outlet in South Carolina, a school spokesman has not confirmed the severity of the injury, but did say Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp would meet with the media at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday with an update.

To kick off his senior campaign, Bentley completed just 16 of 30 passes for 142 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in the 24-20 loss to the Tar Heels. Bentley is now 19-14 over the course of his career as a starter.

In Bentley’s place will be USC true freshman Ryan Hilinski, a four-star pro-style quarterback out of Orange, CA.

South Carolina will take on Charleston Southern in their home-opener on Saturday, followed by Alabama, Missouri, Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida to make up the next six weeks.

Yikes.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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19 Comments for South Carolina’s Jake Bentley breaks foot, expected to miss Kentucky game



  1. JPhelps
    6:08 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    From what I’ve read on their blogs, most fans seem to be done with Bentley as it is. Sucks for him.



  2. UKinIN
    6:13 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Not surprising. Brittle bones are often an issue for players of Bentley’s advanced age.



  3. makeitstop
    6:16 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    So u get to play 2 of the top 3 teams in the country and 3 teams ahead of u in the East last year (and this) plus Alabama in a year ur coach is on the hot seat, w a true Freshman at QB? We should not count chickens bf they hatch but the Gator game is looking like it could be for #2 in the East, and that’s prolly the Peach Bowl. We need to play a lot better but frankly UT, Mizzou and USC not looking too good right now and the door is open, again.



    • MtnCat
      6:31 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

      Tough break for Bentley….sorry to hear this.



  4. m4ff3w
    6:18 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Is it bad that I’d rather UK play against Bentley than any QB on USCjr’s roster?



    • Kat 308
      7:01 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

      No it is not



  5. Smyrna_Cat
    6:19 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Feel bad for the kid. Hope he heals quickly.



  6. ClutchCargo
    6:27 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Dammit! Now the naysayers have a built-in excuse if we beat them without Bentley.



    • makeitstop
      6:43 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

      This kid was a top 50 recruit, big kid, top 3 pro-style passer in the country.. his brother played for Mike Leach, they’ll be ok. He’s got more talent than Bentley but he’s young. Our shot is chasing him out of the pocket and protecting the d-backs.



    • bddfromcincy
      6:50 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

      Execution will have to catch-up to potential very quickly.



  7. bbn606
    7:24 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Bad news as the sub is better than Bentley.



    • ukkatzfan
      9:47 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

      Backup qb is always better than the starter. Backup will be a lot worst next week. But the new backup will have improved greatly.



  8. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    8:56 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    “Broken foot”. That’s what they call losing your starting role when your dad is on staff.



    • michaelb
      4:37 pm September 3, 2019 Permalink

      Lol the best comment ever, probably true



  9. satcheluk
    9:41 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Their O line is porous. They better be worried about the backup getting injured.



  10. RealCatsFan
    9:48 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Hopefully our secondary won’t make the kid look like Tom Brady, but at least he’s not a running QB. Those have been our kryptonite thru the years.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:16 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

      Yes, it was nice to not see the words “dual threat!”



  11. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    10:36 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Well there went us beating them by 20. May actually be a decent game now.



  12. michaelb
    4:36 pm September 3, 2019 Permalink

    I didn’t wanna see this happen . Poor kid . Plus I wanted to beat sc with full steam