LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - For Kentucky to push its record to 6-0 for the first time in 57 years, it will have to beat a coach it's never beaten.
Although the Number 8 Wildcats have cruised to fourth-quarter comebacks over two prominent programs, Louisville and Arkansas, in their current perfect run, they're well aware that Steve Spurrier awaits.
The Thursday night matchup with No. 11 South Carolina should kick-start the real season for both programs hoping to sneak into the Southeastern Conference title game as the representative from the East.
By beating Florida Atlantic 48-17 Saturday, Kentucky became the first SEC team since 2001 with five straight 40-point games.
The last coach to do that: Spurrier, when he led the Florida Gators.
Kentucky's last 6-0 start came in 1950, a season the Wildcats finished 11-1 by beating Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.
If Kentucky can get by the Gamecocks, that would set up two even larger home games - against top-ranked Louisiana State and defending national champion Florida.
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