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Remember last year?

Kentucky jumped out to an early lead over South Carolina after Craig McIntosh connected on a field goal from the 8-yard line for the first points of the game. The kick was set up by a fumble on the opening kickoff, forced by Avery Williamson and recovered by Bud Dupree. Kentucky fans erupted with excitement and unexpected optimism after the forced turnover, only to watch the Cats run the ball five consecutive times without taking a shot at the end zone. Still, the Cats led 3-0 on the road against the No. 18 team in the country.

The next 57 minutes of football were different story. Kentucky played Tina to South Carolina’s Ike Turner, Rihanna to the Gamecocks’ Chris Brown. The Cats were whipped up and down the field, on both sides of the ball, starting with South Carolina’s seven-play, 80-yard drive to take the lead on its next possession. From there, Kentucky’s next four possessions went like this: Three-and-out; Clemons intercepted on a halfback pass; Newton intercepted; and another three-and-out. South Carolina took a 20-3 lead into the half and would go on to win, 54-3. Afterwards, Steve Spurrier said his team could’ve scored 60 or 70, but 50 points were enough.

Kentucky finished the game with 96 yards of total offense and six turnovers, while giving up 351 passing yards and 288 yards on the ground. Kentucky’s offense completed 4-of-26 passes for an abysmal 17 yards with four interceptions. It was one of the ugliest games for UK football in a long, long time.

This Saturday has to be better, right? I mean, it can’t be any worse. Right?


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

18 Comments for Remember last year?

  1. Petrino Says
    2:19 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    The stories are abound and it seems as if Bobby’s phone has been ringing.

  2. catfan68
    2:21 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds like a typical UK game with Joker as the coach….well except we don’t usually score in the first quarter.

  3. theWilkman
    2:26 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    Unfortunately it can get worse and it probably will. Old Ball Coach is going to try and run up the score this time

  4. St. Paul Raiders
    2:31 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    If Max plays it won’t be as bad as it was last year in terms of QB play. That said, we’re realistically looking at a serious BEATEMDOWN.

  5. Overly Mature Person
    2:32 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    The comparisons in the story of being whipped on the field and being a woman with an abusive man are ridiculous. Really, what if it were your mother or sister, or even your daughter being abused by a man like Ike or Chris. Would it be a fun comparison at that point? Usually, I like a good joke or funny comparison, but having a six year old daughter who is the greatest and most innocent thing in the world has changed me forever. Let be funny without being stupid. I guess you’ll understand when you have kids.

  6. SOOO mature
    2:40 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    @#6. Quit crying you baby. Your name should actually be Overly Sensitive Crybaby. What a loser.

  7. Joe
    2:40 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    Not only do I remember that, but I remember how the coaching staff got so desperate that they threw Max Smith to the wolves and let him throw a couple of picks. Good thing Florida is so much different that Withrow couldn’t go into the game until Florida’s 8th string defense was in.

  8. hahahahaha
    2:43 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    6 – What do you tell a woman with 2 black eyes? Nothing you already told her twice. Haha, get it? It’s off color humor, get a life. It’s not like he told the joke at a battered woman’s shelter.

  9. Change of Color
    2:49 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    @8 – That was different. Max Smith is white, it’s ok if he fails. Joker’s MO is trying to run off talented white QB’s. Moss, Towles, Smith, etc.

  10. Dick Gosinia
    2:51 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    I made the mistake of driving 9 hours to that game. We finally left down 40-3 with about 7-8 minutes left and UK with the ball. When we finally got to our car, we were told that SC had scored two more touchdowns! If my memory is correct, that first drive where we score the FG was the only time all day that we even got on the SC side of the field. It was the most pitiful display of UK football that I think I have witnessed in 35 years of watching UK.

    And it could truly be worse this year if we can’t keep our defense off the field better than against Fla.

  11. Dear IU and UL, We are National Champs; you are not. The end.
    2:57 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    No way it goes as bad as that game. That game should go down in history as a performance so terrible it can never be beaten.

  12. uk64
    3:01 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    #11, you must have missed last weeks debacle

  13. Dick Gosinia
    3:06 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    #13 – No, I watched it. It was horrible too but not as bad as the 54-3 shellacking last year against SC. At least against FL, it was competitive for a bit and they didn’t move up and down the field at will. Against USCjr, I think we had as many first downs 6, as turnovers.

  14. TylerH
    3:16 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    11 – I made the drive to that game too. It was one of the only games I have ever left early because I could just not take it anymore. I have never been more embarrassed to be a UK football fan walking out of that stadium until that day.

  15. jay
    3:43 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    I hate steve spurrier….

  16. Obvious
    4:20 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    It will be worse if Spurrier wants it worse.

  17. Its_Going_To_Be_Bad
    9:18 pm September 25, 2012 Permalink

    If you will remember last year ole ball coach ran this crazy offensive line crap with 3 guys lined up on the ball and everyone else spread out wide on both sides. Totally killed us.