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Plays To Watch For: WKU Edition

Finally. Football has come back to the Bluuuuuegrass! After all the talk, all the practices, all the waiting tomorrow night we will finally settle this score once and for all. All that waiting has lead to anticipation of the game’s biggest plays. Here are three plays I’m going to be waiting to see unfold on LP Field:

Jalen Whitlow With The Razzle Dazzle

Jalen won the starting quarterback job due to his ability to make plays when nothing else develops down field. Tomorrow I’ll be watching for that first moment when he burns the defense with a big run. With the air raid making it’s debut tomorrow night I expect us to see a lot of deep balls being called which is going to leave a ton of green in between the QB and the defense. Jalen will showcase his ability to scramble and work his way to the endzone for 6 like he does in the clip above. Last season the NFL started to show the effectiveness of pass first QBs who also have the capability to tuck and run. I look for Whitlow to showcase his inner Kaepernick tomorrow night.

Za’Sacktastic

We’ve hyped it. You’ve hyped it. He’s hyped it. When Za’Darius takes the field for the first time as a Wildcat all eyes will be on the JUCO standout waiting for him to notch the first of what will be many sacks this upcoming season. As Brandon Doughty lies looking up at the stars of Nashville wondering what hit him big blue nation will be erupting with a chorus of cheers for a GAM who has quickly become a fan favorite. For Smith that first sack seems a matter of when not if and all everyone is going to have their eyes on one number each time the defense takes the field. 94.

Timmons Gets Loose

Tomorrow night  Ryan Timmons will most likely be the fastest person in a 200 mile radius. And while we have yet to see how he will adjust to the college game speed like that can make a big difference against a secondary that gave up 332 yards through the air in last year’s match-up. All it will take is a blow by and a well thrown deep ball from Mr. Whitlow and the Cats will throw some points on the board. Just ask Stevie Johnson what it’s like to be so fast that rival defenses can’t keep up. That Louisville player from six years ago is still wondering where he went. Perhaps we will see Timmons or one of the other new receivers find a way to get just as open tomorrow night.

 

Those are the plays I’m going to be watching for. What are you hoping to see go down in less than 24 hours? As always leave a comment below or let me know on twitter @ACassady_KSR

 

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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8 Comments for Plays To Watch For: WKU Edition



  1. linebeard
    9:45 pm August 30, 2013 Permalink

    When did they announce the starting quarterback? I must have missed that.



  2. Stevie Got Lose
    9:51 pm August 30, 2013 Permalink

    Stevie Johnson is not fast. He runs a 4.59 40. It was a double move that got him so wide open. Jesus, watch the game.



  3. Redneck Trash
    10:06 pm August 30, 2013 Permalink

    Testing 1, 2, 3



  4. Stuff
    10:13 pm August 30, 2013 Permalink

    Come on KSR…..really? You guys are going to look pretty stupid if Max Smith is the starter tomorrow. Personally I’m fine with whichever QB gets the start, but for you to ASSume that Whitlow is the guy is unprofessional, IMO. You guys have been pushing for him since the Spring Game. I think we should all just get behind the coaches and whatever decision they make, since clearly they have seen much more of what these two QB’s can do than anyone of us including you folks at KSR. Ok, I’m done.



  5. Ridge Runner
    10:24 pm August 30, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t wanna go all Boise State on ya… but dang it, I want blue grass at Commonwealth!



  6. Seriously
    10:45 pm August 30, 2013 Permalink

    I’m a fan of UK and KSR, but you guys don’t really know what you are talking about when you make claims that Timmons will be the fastest one on the field. He isn’t even the fastest on the team. Trust me when I say that there are at least half a dozen players on UK’s team alone that can run faster than him.



  7. Towels
    5:04 am August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Cats 95 Western 7
    Write it down



  8. Samford's Coach
    5:24 am August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Our games made everyone’s highlight clips. We sucked too.