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By Nick Roush on ©October 25th, 2014 @ 8:50pm
Tonight was rough, but the Cats’ performance gives plenty of hope for the future. It isn’t just the BBN that is seeing the progress. The 16th-ranked linebacker in the class of 2016, Roland Walder, announced his commitment to Kentucky shortly after tonight’s game. The Dayton, OH native runs a 4.5 40-yard-dash and ensures that tonight wasn’t a total wash.
— Roland Walder (@Roland_9x) October 26, 2014
You know you wanna watch his highlights.
Stay tuned. Rivals’ Justin Rowland believes there is more to come…
By Drew Franklin on ©October 25th, 2014 @ 8:30pm
Coach Mitchell and his extra medium jersey filled in for Jared Lorenzen on the field before the fourth quarter and he owned Commonwealth Stadium. Mitchell introduced Rich Brooks and John Calipari to the crowd before leading the ‘Blue/White’ chant throughout the stadium. The photo above shows the three coaches hanging out on the sideline before they took the field.
The UK Hoops Instagram account sent out a good shot of Mitchell rallying the troops too:
A photo posted by Kentucky Women's Basketball (@ukhoopcats) on
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©October 25th, 2014 @ 8:15pm
Mark Stoops sounded disappointed but ultimately pleased with how his team battled back in their loss to #1 Mississippi State. “It is what it is,” Stoops told reporters. “We got beat by a better football team.” Stoops said he liked how hard the team played down the stretch and the effort they showed, but at the end of the day, to beat a team like Mississippi State, you have to play perfectly.
You have to admire the Cats’ heart, though. “Our team is strong,” Stoops vowed. “They’re strong in the heart. They’re strong in the mind.”
Weird to say after a loss, but I feel much better about our bowl chances than a week ago.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©October 25th, 2014 @ 8:00pm
The Cats gave it a good shot, but it just wasn’t enough. Let’s talk it out on the KSR Postgame Show. It’s about to begin on 630 WLAP and 840 WHAS. You can also tune in via the iHeartRadio app right here.
By Drew Franklin on ©October 25th, 2014 @ 7:58pm
Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles had himself a game today. The sophomore threw for 390 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions, while adding another 76 yards and two scores on the ground. The 466 total yardage exceeded that of Dak Prescott, who accounted for 304 of Mississippi State’s yards. Heisman who?
After the game, Towles, though disappointed in the loss, told radio listeners he never doubted his team’s ability to compete with the nation’s best. “We know we can hang,” he said. “We know what we can do, but it’s nice for the country to see what we can do.”
Neal Brown said he was really excited by Towles’ level of play and he encouraged is by the entire offense. “We’re close,” said Brown.
By Drew Franklin on ©October 25th, 2014 @ 7:41pm
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©October 25th, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Patrick Towles did it all against Mississippi State. He passed for 390 yards, and two touchdowns, rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns, and even caught a ball for 11 yards. Towles put up all but 27 of UK’s yardage today, a heroic feat that ultimately fell short. Here are some of his highlights…
He ran in touchdowns:
He got in his teammates’ faces when they dropped passes:
He put the Cats on his back and danced a little:
Even though the comeback fell short, kudos to Patrick Towles for one hell of a game.
By Drew Franklin on ©October 25th, 2014 @ 7:24pm
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©October 25th, 2014 @ 7:21pm
The Cats gave it a good shot, but Mississippi State was just too much, overpowering the Cats at the end by a score of 45-31.
Patrick Towles turned in an unbelievable performance, with 477 total yards and four touchdowns. Towles did it all tonight, passing for 390 yards, rushing for 76, and even catching a pass for 11 yards. He accounted for all but 27 of UK’s yards against the Bulldogs. Wow.
More coverage throughout the evening…
By Nick Roush on ©October 25th, 2014 @ 3:00pm
The Hefty Lefty is one of the most prolific passers in SEC History, but today he has to take the backseat to Arkansas offensive lineman Sebastian Tretola. The 350-pounder threw a beautiful touchdown pass to the long snapper on a trick play, making Tretola the largest man to throw a touchdown in the SEC. I hope Arkansas doesn’t start running the Wildcat with THIS guy.
— jared lorenzen (@JaredLorenzen22) October 25, 2014
Take notes Jojo.
By Nick Roush on ©October 25th, 2014 @ 2:30pm
As many of you already know, Coach Rich Brooks and Andre Woodson are back in town for a matchup against #1. One of the most adored duos in Kentucky football history might not be the biggest names on the BBN’s radar. Sources tell KSR that Toby Keith is also in Lexington for today’s game.
Toby’s a Sooner at heart, but he shoulda been a Wildcat.
By Nick Roush on ©October 25th, 2014 @ 1:59pm