Chattanooga Kentucky Football

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops walks onto the field with his team before a NCAA college football game against Chattanooga in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has an extra reminder for his team this week. The Wildcats better be ready for a loud, raucous atmosphere like they hadn't seen in two seasons at South Carolina.

The Gamecocks are expecting a crowd of more than 77,000 and Stoops says many of his players hadn't seen that before with restrictions on fans during the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kentucky is seeking its first 2-0 start in the Southeastern Conference since 1977. Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer is looking for his first-ever league victory.

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