depressing photo via Courier-Journal…this sucks
Welp, that’s it folks. Kentucky loses in tough fashion to Louisville, 24 – 17 This is sad and tough to swallow after both teams started the season poorly and we thought we had enough talent and home-field advantage to carry us to victory. T’was not the case at all. The Louisville seniors finally got their first win against Kentucky after four consecutive losses. Kentucky made a huge late run but fell short.
Let’s glean over the high(low)lights…
– Again, offense struggled as we had dropped passes and an early fumble to hurt us. Accuracy is really starting to become an issue on our passes, as well as not stepping up in the pocket. we only looked good in the late second half and late fourth quarter hurry-up offense…and that was probably by accident.
– Fans continue to harp on play calling. 3rd and long DRAWS have got to stop. I’m far from a Joker critic, but I found myself throwing my hands up in utter disbelief at some of the plays called.
– What happened to our offensive line? Geez-us.
– With that said, Newton still showed flashes in the late push and ended with a nice stat line – 24 of 36 for 240 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT.
– Mosley and the secondary got beat on some big passing plays, albeit good tosses by UofL’s Stein and Bridgewater.
– and, of course, ol’ Teddy proved to be worth whatever Clint Hurtt paid for him finally.
– WHISTLE GUY. Enough said. He was one of our standout defensive players tonight.
– Will Stein got hurt. His magical leprechaun powers did not help.
– Trevathan had a scary moment where he seemed injured.
– Larry Warford went down with an injury late in the fourth.
– RUSHING DIFFERENCE – Clemons looked good in the beginning but the loss of Sanders proved to be a major difference-maker. We got destroyed in this category, and history won out because no team in this series has ever won without winning the rushing battle.