Kentucky doesn’t beat South Carolina on Saturday evening without a stellar performance from one of the most under-appreciated stars on the roster. Super-senior Matt Ruffolo made three key field goals during UK’s 16-10 win over the Gamecocks in what was the first road game of the season for the Wildcats.
To say Ruffolo saved Kentucky would be selling him short. He buried a 43-yard field goal with time expiring right before halftime that gave UK a 10-0 cushion after the first 30 minutes of action. But even more clutch were his two that came in the second-half: chip shot kicks from 21 and 27 yards out, respectively, the last of which gave Kentucky a two-possession lead late in the fourth quarter.