Can we talk about a play from Saturday that was really infuriating?
It was 4th-and-1 and the Cats decided to go for it over testing MacGinnis’ leg from 50+ yards. Eastern Kentucky had just taken the early lead with a touchdown, but Kentucky drove the ball 44 yards into EKU territory, so Stoops rolled the dice, needing only a yard to keep the drive alive. Good call. If you can’t get a yard, you don’t deserve the ball.
Then came the Wildcat.
The same Wildcat that hasn’t worked once through the first two weeks.
Now I’m no Bill Belichick, but I think I know a bad decision when I see one. And this play falls under that category. Why Wildcat? When needing one singular yard, why set yourself back another five yards to start the play? Line up and have Stephen Johnson fall forward for a yard and if he doesn’t get it, kudos to the OVC defensive line that held its ground on a pivotal play early in the game.
And look at the coverage up top. You’re now playing 8-on-10 football between the lines.
Then came the snap:
Who didn’t see that coming?
Obviously, Kentucky didn’t get the first down as fans shouted “NO MORE WILDCAT!” from all corners of the state.