Gamecocks could be facing Kentucky's freshman QB - Tucson News Now

Gamecocks could be facing Kentucky's freshman QB

GARY GRAVES
AP Sports Writer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky could start freshman Jalen Whitlow at quarterback Saturday night against No. 6 South Carolina if Maxwell Smith's injured shoulder hasn't healed.

Wildcats coach Joker Phillips said Monday Smith is day-to-day after spraining the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder against Western Kentucky.

The sophomore, who has completed 102 of 149 passes for eight touchdowns and 986 yards, was a last-minute scratch for Saturday's 38-0 loss at No. 14 Florida after trainers said he could risk further injury by playing.

Phillips says Smith will be evaluated after he resumes throwing on Wednesday. The coach suggested starting Whitlow over senior backup Morgan Newton because he was being groomed for the No. 2 spot anyway.

Whitlow was 1 of 6 for 12 yards against Florida after replacing Newton, who threw three interceptions.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • LSU baseball earns 12th SEC title

    LSU baseball earns 12th SEC title

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-05-28 23:44:15 GMT
    Source: Twitter/SECSource: Twitter/SEC

    Information provided by LSUsports.net The No. 3 LSU baseball team defeated Arkansas, 4-2, to earn its 12th SEC Tournament title Sunday afternoon at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

    Information provided by LSUsports.net The No. 3 LSU baseball team defeated Arkansas, 4-2, to earn its 12th SEC Tournament title Sunday afternoon at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

  • LSU earns 3rd straight WCWS trip

    LSU earns 3rd straight WCWS trip

    Sunday, May 28 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-05-28 21:26:51 GMT
    Source: WAFBSource: WAFB

    Senior Sahvanna Jaquish had a 2-run double and a 2-run single to lead LSU Softball to a 6-4 win over Florida State in Sunday's Super Regional Championship game, sending the Tigers back to Oklahoma City and the Women's College World Series for the third year in a row.

    Senior Sahvanna Jaquish had a 2-run double and a 2-run single to lead LSU Softball to a 6-4 win over Florida State in Sunday's Super Regional Championship game, sending the Tigers back to Oklahoma City and the Women's College World Series for the third year in a row.

  • LSU powers past South Carolina 11-0 to make SEC title game

    LSU powers past South Carolina 11-0 to make SEC title game

    Saturday, May 27 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-05-27 20:11:44 GMT
    (Source: WAFB)(Source: WAFB)

    Greg Deichmann homered twice to help LSU beat South Carolina 11-0 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals.

    Greg Deichmann homered twice to help LSU beat South Carolina 11-0 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals.

Powered by Frankly