1) First and foremost, it was a huge victory for the Cats in Nashville. Kentucky certainly did not play up to their ability, but they found a way to win. I was impressed at the adjustments made at halftime, as UK ran the ball much more effectively in the second half. That success on the ground ultimately opened up the passing game for some big gainers, especially the long completion to Jacob Tamme that set up the game winning Touchdown.
2) The officiating was downright awful. Where I was sitting(1st row on UK sideline) I witnessed the no timeout call, the late hit out of bounds, and two awful pass interference calls on UK. The long pass to Burton that was called back for holding on Zipp Duncan was a phantom call as well. I just don’t get Kentucky’s luck when it comes to the zebras. The pass interference call on Woodyard on third down and forever was one of the worst calls I have EVER seen.
3) With the win UK has notched back to back seven win seasons for the first time in thirty years. Rich Brooks and staff continue to break barriers that have stood in place of the program for so many seasons. Enough can’t be said about the hard work and dedication everyone involved with the program has put in over the years. When Brooks arrived, he had a vision. The hardest part was getting everyone to buy into that vision that it was possible to achieve the level of success as other top programs at Kentucky. Once everyone began to believe, the program slowly got better and better as now the foundation is set for the future.
4.) Other than Myron Pryor’s injured thumb, UK came out of the contest with the Commodores rather healthy other than some bumps and bruises. Rafael Little injured his back, but should be good to go by middle of the week. Ricky Lumpkin had another nice game since returning from his hip injury that sidelined the sophomore for several games. Also, Paul Warford looked strong after a remarkably quick comeback from a broken clavicle.
5.) Georgia is on a tear right now as they are as hot as anyone in the nation. Freshman tailback Knowshon Moreno is a stud that is getting better week by week. If Kentucky doesn’t find a way to slow him down it will be a very long day down in Athens. Also, you have to believe Georgia has been looking to this game ever since their loss at Commonwealth last season. There has to be some revenge factor sitting there. The Cats need to bring everything in their arsenal if they want to have a chance to win.