Kentucky’s defense carried Kentucky as far as it could. Going all the way back to the Texas A&M game when the defense scored a touchdown to force overtime, there has only been one side of the ball that plays winning football for Kentucky, but it can only do so much. At some point, the offense has to show up.
Remember the Mizzou game? The defense forced eight straight three-and-outs and the offense still didn’t score until the final seconds, and only with assists from some bad Missouri decisions and a pass interference call. The offense hasn’t truly existed since the first half of the South Carolina game. Why? Your guess is as good as mine.
Down in Tennessee on Saturday, the defense wasn’t at its best by any means, but it was the only side of the ball that made the trip. Kentucky’s offense was horrible once again, just as it has been every Saturday since that South Carolina game.
Poll the fan base and the blame is scattered everywhere. Eddie Gran gets a lot of it. Terry Wilson gets just as much. Some blame the offensive line. Others blame the receivers. I think it’s fair to blame everyone because the offense has been non-existent, and somewhat atrocious, lately. I bet if you looked at the numbers, there hasn’t been a 12th-ranked team in the history of college football with an offense as bad as Kentucky’s has been.
I’m not paid to figure it out so it’s not my place or my responsibility to turn it all around. But somebody better fix these problems or Kentucky will struggle against Middle Tennessee State and against the worst Louisville football team in the history of Louisville football… and let’s not even think what could go wrong in the bowl game. Hell, at this point we should be thankful Kentucky even gets to go to one of those.
I’ll leave you with a stat that’ll make you bang your head against the wall: Kentucky’s offense averages 10.8 points per game in its last five games. Throw in the second half of the South Carolina and it’s about 2.4 points per quarter.
The Cats are lucky to have Josh Allen and an unreal defense.