To be honest, I don't feel like I have a good grasp of this game despite watching every UK game, and 75% of South Carolina's games this season. UK's defense is playing very well right now, but South Carolina is easily the best offense it's faced yet this year. This game is a true measuring stick for the UK defense that has previously been susceptible to a power running game and physical receivers. UK's offense meanwhile did not look incredibly impressive against Vandy, and South Carolina's defense appears to be playing their best ball of the season. There are a lot of unknowns for me.
Given my ambivalence, I'm going to take the lazy route and be a homer. UK wins on the back of solid rushing, a big play or two, and field goals. UK 27 South Carolina 24.