LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Marcus Lattimore ran for two touchdowns and Connor Shaw passed for another in the second half as No. 6 South Carolina scored 31 straight points for a 38-17 victory against Kentucky on Saturday night.
Shaw was 15 of 18 for 148 yards as the Gamecocks (5-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) moved into a tie with Florida and Georgia atop the East division, with the Bulldogs coming to Columbia, S.C., next week.
Lattimore rushed for 120 yards on 23 carries and Kenny Miles added a 17-yard score for South Carolina, which trailed Kentucky (1-4, 0-2) 17-7 after a ragged first half.
The Gamecocks returned to score on five of six possessions thanks to Shaw, who hit Damiere Byrd with a 30-yard touchdown before Miles' TD put them ahead to stay.
Kentucky freshman Jalen Whitlow was 12 of 23 for 114 yards in relief of Maxwell Smith, who was knocked out on the first series with an ankle injury.
Gamecocks defeat Kentucky 38-17
Gamecock Anthem Top Stories
The Opening New Jersey: Offense PreviewA look at the top offensive prospects expected to compete at New Jersey's The Opening Regional on Sunday in Florham Park.
Scout Football6:16 PM
Budda Baker's fit with the CardinalsThe Arizona Cardinals gave up a lot to secure Washington's Budda Baker in this year's draft, but it's the type of move that has the potential to pay immediate dividends.
Cardinals trade up to draft Budda BakerAfter going with a defensive player in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals traded up in the second round to add more defensive help and selected Washington…
3-star OL Catchings Still Wide OpenEl Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge offensive lineman Bryan Catchings is keeping all of his options open in his recruitment...
Scout Football2:15 PM
CB Gilmore Talks Terps Offer, OthersThe Terps are on the road for the spring evaluation period, and April 28 UMD's South Carolina recruiter Walt Bell extended an offer to South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.) corner Steven…