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BC-Kentucky Sports Digest

September 25, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Eastern.

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College Football:

SOUTH CAROLINA-ANOTHER SHOWDOWN

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina center Donnell Stanley is eager to correct the mistakes the Gamecocks have made in big games this season. This week would be a good time for the Gamecocks when they square off against No. 17 Kentucky. The Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) were bludgeoned by No. 2 Georgia 41-17 three weeks ago, a projected showdown that quickly turned into a rout. Stanley knows the same thing can’t happen against the Wildcats (4-0, 2-0) or South Carolina will be left clawing just to reach the middle of the SEC Eastern Division — not were the Gamecocks expected to be coming off last year’s 9-4 season. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 650 words, photos.

FLORIDA STATE-RUN DEFENSE

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State has stumbled out the gate to start the season. But there has been one bright spot for the Seminoles: defending the run. The Seminoles are 11th in the FBS in rush defense, allowing just 97.5 yards per game. Florida State travels to Louisville on Saturday, and the Cardinals have one of the worst rushing offenses in the ACC. By Bob Ferrante. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photo.

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