While the Kentucky defense has been much maligned this season, it has still had it’s fair share of big plays. A lot of those plays came from sophomore LB Ridge Wilson. Wilson has created two turnovers (a pick and a fumble recovery,) is on record for eight tackles, and has contributed to the defense in a number of other ways throughout the season.
Joker has decided to start Wilson in place of Senior Jacob Dufrene. With a typically terrible run defense going up against a run heavy Mississippi State, maybe Wilson’s new found confidence will help the defense get started on the right page.