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Benny Snell and the Defense Saved Kentucky from an Embarrassing Loss to Vanderbilt

Angry after the loss to Texas A&M, most expected Kentucky to come out firing following the bye week.  Instead of rested, the Cats were rusty.  Thanks to the defense and Benny Snell’s heroics, No. 14 Kentucky escaped with a 14-7 win over Vanderbilt.

No one could ever describe the win as pretty, but a win is a win. “I’m never going to apologize for a victory,” Mark Stoops said after the game.  “I can’t apologize for being 6-1.”

Kentucky’s sixth win of the season is significant.  The Cats are bowl eligible for the third straight season, something that’s only happened two other times in school history. The win also moves Kentucky into a tie with Georgia and Florida (6-1, 4-1 in the SEC) at the top of the SEC East standings.  Here’s how they got there…

Goal Line Stand

Kentucky’s defense was stuck behind the eight-ball for most of the night.  It started with two early UK turnovers, one of which turned int a Vanderbilt touchdown.  After that, the Commodores got nothing from the UK defense.

Searching for a go-ahead second half score, Vanderbilt had a third and one inside the ten.  The first attempt was stuffed behind the line of scrimmage.  Instead of kicking a field goal with high winds swirling, Vandy opted to go for it on fourth down.  With a heavily-wrapped injured hand, Kash Daniel fired through the middle of the offensive line to force a fumble that was recovered by Quinton Bohanna.

Josh Allen’s third down tackle for loss and Daniel’s fourth down strip gave Kentucky momentum they desperately needed.  Benny Snell ran with that momentum.

Benny’s Beast Mode

Benny had been bottled up for most of the game.  The goal line stand gave him enough fuel to unleash a game-winning drive.

Kentucky needed 80 yards for a go-ahead score.  After ten carries Benny had 74 more rushing yards and a game-winning touchdown.  They were 74 angry yards, punctuated by stiff-arms and powerful lowered shoulders.  Snell was a man possessed, unstoppable until he reached the end zone.

Snell finished the day with 169 yards rushing on 32 carries (5.3 ypc).  Benny is now third all-time in scoring and second in career 100-yard rushing games.

The Worst Wind

Some of the game’s ugliness can be attributed to unconventional weather.  In the first half 50 mph wind gusts blew through Kroger Field.  At one point, the goalposts looked like they were going to tip over.  The wild wind made two of the team’s shaky aspects look even worse.

In the kicking game, Miles Butler made a lot of the Big Blue Nation Chance Poore fans.  Thirty-nine yards away from giving the Cats a lead, the ball fell short and wide right.  The wind probably did not help, but you can’t give it all the credit.

In the passing game, Terry Wilson did not look much different tonight than he did two weeks ago at Texas A&M.  Terry used his legs to get 91 yards, but he could not use his arm to move the ball down the field.  Wilson completed only 3-of-9 passes for 18 yards, including a touchdown on a back-shoulder fade to Lynn Bowden.  One deep ball to Dorian Baker could’ve been a score, but the ball didn’t make it far enough.  Maybe the wind knocked it down, but the wind can’t get credit for all of the incompletions.

The Worst Penalties

Two of the worst penalties in the history of American football cost Kentucky at least ten points.  Lynn Bowden took the opening kick of the second half 90 yards for a score, one that was erased on a questionable holding call by Tavin Richardson.  It only looked more questionable when the referee’s flag didn’t come out until Bowden was well past Richardson.

Every bad call ever pales in comparison to the injustice served to Derrick Baity.  A Kyle Shurmur pass was criminally under-thrown.  The ball gently soared through the air into Baity’s hands.  As he ran away, the official threw his flag.  Where the official saw a hold, I don’t know.  If you don’t take my word for it, take Jacob Tamme’s.

Thanks, Davonte Robinson

The highly-touted Lexington native has been stuck behind veterans throughout his career.  Tonight he showed us that he’s tired of playing second fiddle.

Robinson’s name was called early and often.  He had seven tackles, one for loss and a crucial pass break up.  Even though Kentucky will lose a lot in the secondary after this season, Robinson’s future is bright.

All of the Sacks

Josh Allen and Boogie Watson are making a case as the best pass-rushing combo in college football.  After tonight Boogie now has at least one sack in the last four games.  Watson also had a tackle for loss.

It’s hard to accurately describe the kind of football Josh Allen is playing right now.  Watching Allen tee-off on third downs is a treat one must savor, because few people can do the things he can on a football field.

“Big time players make big time plays in big time games.”

He’s exactly right.  Allen’s eight tackles were his least impressive stat of the night.  One of his two tackles for loss came on a third and one.  His only pass break up came on a third down.  He had two sacks, including a strip sack that ended the game.  Allen saves his best for when it matters most.  Enjoy it while you can.

Questions Unanswered

The Vanderbilt game was supposed to be fun.  It was supposed to help this team build momentum.  Terry Wilson was supposed to regain his confidence before a road test against the high-flying Missouri Tigers.  None of that happened.

Kentucky almost won at Kyle Field without an offensive snap over the 50 yard-line.  Kentucky won its fourth SEC game by completing only three passes for 18 yards.

Since the second half against South Carolina, Kentucky’s offense has not looked the same.  It lacks explosion with a quarterback who lacks confidence.  They were supposed to find solutions to fix the offensive problems during the bye week.  Instead, we are only left with more questions, questions that must be addressed immediately.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

82 Comments for Benny Snell and the Defense Saved Kentucky from an Embarrassing Loss to Vanderbilt

  1. dhard
    11:28 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Defense is better than good and the offense is embarrassing. 14 points against a bad Vandy team does not bode well for us.

    • syrin23
      11:44 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      Prepare for the morons to come in here and defend a 33% completion rate and 18 yards passing. Let’s not forget our stellar kicking game.

    • BigolBlue
      12:23 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Syrin is correct.

    • CombatMedic_98
      2:12 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Yep where are they…6 games in and We are the only ones I guess seeing we need a new QB…

    • CellarDoorx06
      2:45 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Vanderbilt is NO pushover. Like the announcers said, they stayed in the game against competition of Notre Dame, Florida and others, Also, I know it’s necessary, but the “Bye Week” screws Us A LOT of the time.

      In the Missouri Game, PLEASE TERRY WILSON…Channel the “Florida Game Terry Wilson”…!!! We’re going to need Offense against them. Drew Locke is a helluva QB and He could pick Us apart possibly. I hope Josh Allen drops Him on the ground real good and keep the pressure on Him all Evening, It will be interesting to see how this great Offensive of Missouri will collide with Kentucky’s fantastic Defense.

      Next Saturday, We shall see! Go Cayuts!

    • Papaw
      8:36 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      This offense cannot do any better with Wilson at QB. Plain and simple he can’t throw and can’t think fast enough to read defenses. He is NOT what he was billed to be. He alone is going to wear out out defense last half of the season.

  2. runningunnin.454
    11:38 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Yep, best football conference in the nation; and, we have the worst officials…masters of the phantom calls.

    • Or no calls as in the missed face mask.

    • runningunnin.454
      11:45 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      Yep, how in hell does anybody miss that face mask…or did they just ignore it?

    • USMC5150
      11:54 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink


    • makeitstop
      11:48 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      That face mask miss AND a hit out of bounds on Terry after a long run. U miss THAT and the holds on Josh Allen but u see a hold even the camera can’t see??

    • Leviathan_worldwide
      12:26 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Is it me, or are we not running many play action pass on lays? It seems like that would be a way to get our passing offense going.

    • CombatMedic_98
      2:13 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Yes sir the passing QB is benched…

    • michaelb
      11:41 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      I wonder the same thing . How ridiculous is that

  3. Miller45
    11:39 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    I hope a major rift between the squads isn’t in development

  4. makeitstop
    11:46 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    10 quarters. 21 points of offense. 2.1/ quarter is 8.4 per game. Not going to win like that. It’s up to Stoops: U can’t win the SEC w Wilson. U can win 7-8 games maybe. But u can’t win the east w 8 per game.

    • syrin23
      11:48 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      0.7 completed passes a quarter

    • makeitstop
      11:52 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      Yea – I’m not hating on the guy but numbers don’t lie. It’s not just the wind bc, u know, Schumer played in the same wind! 15-23, 1 TD, QB rating >150. Same wind. Modifies ur game plan but not like that. Oh and how many missed FG bf u take a Chance?

    • UKPROF
      11:56 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      I hope the coaching staff realizes that we have NO offense. I am really happy about our defense because without it, we would not and could make a bowl game this year. THANK YOU DEFENSE!

    • Booby Petrino
      8:03 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      You all are so much smarter than Stoops, they should fire him and hire you. I mean we have all these stud qbs on the bench who could easily take us to the national championship, but for some reason he keeps choosing Terry. LOL

    • bailey000
      8:47 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      So booby what has Terry done? What has he done to help us? Give me something positive?

    • makeitstop
      8:43 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Booby, if u keep doing the same thing and expecti a different result, a lot of people call that “insanity..” u don’t have to be a head coach to see the kid is not improving and u don’t have to be a rocket propulsion expert to see the math: his production keeps going down and the weather isn’t the variable bc the other QB didn’t play inside. We’re not geniuses, we’re rational beings.

    • Booby Petrino
      8:59 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      I know the Stoops wants us to win as much, if not more than you all do. If there was an option that would help us win more (wait… We’ve only lost once but whatever), then he’d go with that option.

    • Booby Petrino
      9:01 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Have you all attended practices? Have you all put in the hours of work Stoops has with these players? If not, you probably don’t know what they’re capable of like he does.

    • mashburnfan1
      9:43 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Alot of it is allso the play calling. Gran does not do the team any favors with his horrible calls.

  5. dhard
    11:49 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    The creativity of Grans offense is sad. Benny Snell is the only reason this offense is not a total train wreck.

  6. Swizzle
    11:49 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Not winning more than 2 more with that offense.

    • syrin23
      11:52 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      We don’t win ANY more with that offense. Missouri and Georgia have explosive offenses. If we get behind, and we will with this offense, you HAVE to have a passing offense to get back in the game. TN just put up a bunch of points on Alabama. So again, playing from behind doesn’t work with a team with a great defense, a great RB, and that’s it.

    • Skooms
      2:32 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Not saying I don’t agree that the offense needs serious work, but our defense has and will continue to shut down “explosive” offenses. You do realize that UK statiscally has the best defense in the SEC don’t you? 60 points allowed in 5 conference games!! Oh and I disagree about the “won’t win any more games” comment. They could play WORSE than they did tonight and still beat UofL.

    11:51 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    If I were over the SEC officials, a couple of those refs tonight would be under the bright light in the interrogation room first thing in the morning. First question… “Either explain those calls or tell me why you wanted Vanderbilt to win!”

    • dhard
      11:52 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      Yet, nothing will happen to them and they will be on the field next Saturday screwing someone else.

    • makeitstop
      11:57 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

      Weird they missed the face mask and holds, but saw holds where none occurrred. Is that the brother of the Ref from the music city bowl?!

  8. Lip Man 1
    11:57 pm October 20, 2018 Permalink

    Brutal…just brutal. Time for a new quarterback or they’ll get embarrassed at Missouri and playing Georgia.

  9. bailey000
    12:03 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    We don’t have to have a balanced offense but we need SOMETHING from the QB. It is passed time to see Hoak. Come on coach is he that bad in practice?? What’s up????

  10. really
    12:03 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    lets be honest, Stoops sucks! Period!

    • Ranger492
      12:18 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, he’s won 4 SEC games 3 years in a row for the first time in school history and we’re 6-1. Go home troll…

    • Cats N Pats
      12:58 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      If you think Stoops sucks then you’re an idiot. Idek why I’m responding to this because you’re obviously just a sad ass troll

    • syrin23
      1:43 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      He doesn’t suck but he really makes some bad in game decisions, and his willingness to stick with this god awful QB and kicker is baffling. You could get a guy out of the student section to play QB better than that right now.

    • CombatMedic_98
      2:28 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      True facts…but HE’s really fast though!!! LOL

    • Booby Petrino
      8:05 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Fire Stoops, hire combat medic!

    • Skooms
      9:22 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Hey at least we know Combat medic could bandage up Kash like no other Booby, hahahaha

  11. davis2319
    12:18 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    We don’t win that game in the past. Vandy was up 21-3 against Florida at one point, and took Notre Dame down to the wire in South Bend. Since James Franklin took over Vandy in 2011, they have not been a pushover. Derek Mason brought in his tough minded defensive mentality and has kept that trend (for the most part). Ugly win for sure and our offense did not look good (in the air), but we came away with a W against an SEC opponent. Kentucky is 1 win away from playing for the SEC championship at home. Not much more you can ask for.

    • runningunnin.454
      12:22 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, I don’t know why he would think this game was going to be fun. ND beat Vandy by FIVE POINTS.
      And, ND is ranked 4th in the nation, and probably headed to the Playoffs.

    • bailey000
      12:41 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Come on man is ND a great team?? NO… NO they are not. Everyone stop talking about ND until they join a conference. They are a 3 loss team in descent conference

    • notFromhere
      12:37 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Vandy is only bad by SEC standards. On the national landscape they are top 30.

    • EdC
      9:49 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Hard to ever gauge anything by Notre Dame. Every single year they get a huge number of poll votes because of their name and their religious affiliation. With that said it is tough to win there because of the refs. because of their name and their religious affiliation.

      Vandy is not a bad team BUT without phantom penalties and our recurring STUPIDITY penalties and bad turnovers this game is a blow out for UK.

      Lots of stuff went very wrong and they still won. In years past they would not have

  12. tmcclan16
    12:28 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    The passing game is a complete joke! 18 yards passing on 3 completions? Anyone think that might be a problem here? Turnover terry is awful! Thank god the defense is awesome

  13. UKPROF
    12:43 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Anyone here want to take over the offence? I GUARANTEE even the girls soccer coach at any local high school could do a better job of getting points on the board than Little Eddie G. What a disgrace!

  14. UKfanman01
    12:44 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    I’m not making excuses for our offence. I’ve said it since the first game, I AM NOT A TERRY WILSON FAN! He is mediocre at best. I feel like this is another Patrick Towles situation where certain players want Terry TO to be qb and Stoops does it to please the offensive players. If hes not trying to please players then Hoak and Clark must really suck. Hoak’s extremely limited play time must be over the top for his norm in practices.
    Oh and Eddie Gran’s “we have the lead and we will play it safe” crap has to stop.
    Calling out the refs, yet again. UK got called for multiple holds and the guys guarding Josh Allen flagged only once. Facemask missed? Late hit not called? Pass interference on 2 occasions. 2 phantom calls for holding on punt return and interception. The officiating crews have got to get better. They’re killing games

  15. SanDiegoCats
    12:53 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    God Syrin you’re so annoying. Every post, in basketball and football, is so damn negative.

    • UKfanman01
      12:58 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Cant be talking to me. I’m rarely.pisting. Not to me ton my last post pre game was Cats were gonna blow Vandy out, in which that comment sure turned out true….

    • syrin23
      1:48 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Facts hurt, don’t they. You tell me the positive of 0.75 completions per QUARTER and tell me the likelihood of winning getting 4.5 yard passing per QUARTER. Refute me. Yeah, insults are more fun. And do you REALLY want to argue with me about last year’s bball team after how that bracket unfolded to be a GIFT to get to the FF? I’ll admit I only post when this team sucks because it’s a way to vent, but the reality is, I’m right, and if I wasn’t, you could refute me with something besides personal attacks. I’m sure there is a safe place for snowflakes you might enjoy.

    • syrin23
      1:50 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      And oh yeah, by the way, I actually was the FIRST person here who said Tyler Hero was going to be the exact sort of player this team needed going forward, and the blue blood d’bags attacked me left and right, then we saw him play. I don’t pay any attention to who is who, but it wouldn’t surprise me if you were one of those who called me stupid for praising Tyler. But hey, did you know Diallo can really jump high?

    • Go Deep
      6:48 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      You are a sports savant. Calipari should pay you big money for knowing before anyone else in the world that Herro was good.

    • Saint Gabriel's Rims
      6:37 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      syrin23, I’ll tell you the positive of 0.75 completions per quarter. 6 and 1. How’s that for positive?!?! Most ppl looked at this schedule at the beginning of the year and said we’d be lucky to get to 7 wins. We have 6 already and haven’t even yet played: Middle Tenn St. (pay-to-play gimmie), Tennessee (garbage), or UofL (dumpster fire).

      Tell you the likelihood of winning getting 4.5 yard passing per quarter: PRETTY DAMN GOOD! See points above. I get that you’d like to have an exciting passing game to watch–me too! But a stout running game and lights-out Defense is enough to win most games (note the 6-1 record). And if you need a better example, how about Georgia Tech beating UofL (again,still for us to play) like a read-headed step child at UofL and only competing 1 single pass for the whole game!

      Gran’s calling (really) conservatively, but you have to understand why. When you’ve got our rush attack and Defense, that’s literally all you need to win most of the time. See also: tonight’s game or the South Carolina game. Do I think Hoak is a better passer. I’m pretty sure he is. But he’s not gonna be Drew Brees. What little we gain by having Hoak as the passer is negated by what we lose in our rushing game, which has been nearly unstoppable. If you don’t understand how important Terry has been to the run game success, then you don’t understand football. Gran paid to win games, folks. Not look pretty doing it.

    • Booby Petrino
      9:02 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Lol facts hurt. Fact is, we’re 6-1 with TW playing and that clearly hurts you so much lol

    • makeitstop
      9:04 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Syrin is exactly right, which u may not like, but u can’t refute poor QB play with a win loss record, bc winning is determined by so many other variables: good defense by us, poor defense by them, turnovers, penalties, weather, luck, outstanding play elsewhere. The corollary of ur thesis is if u lose, the QB must be bad. That’s not true either. Terry’s performance is measurable and objectively bad. His running gives defenses something else to account for, but our scoring production and our yards per game all indicate we are performing worse as the season goes on. It’s not hard to see that’s related to poor play at QB which includes his prolific turnovers. No INT for awhile but his ball security is poor by any measure. I wish I was wrong. But I’m not and as we like to say hope is not a strategy.

  16. brainesman
    1:49 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Two points:
    1. On the ridiculous defensive holding, the ref came in after the play motioning for PI and somehow holding was called.

    2. Terry’s missed deep shot to Baker was with the wind behind it. Without the wind, it would have looked much worse.

    • syrin23
      1:52 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      You missed the most obvious. There was a five yard slant pass. Receiver had separation, there were no lineman obstructing his view or the throw, and he threw it four feet behind the receiver. I am not kidding when I say any QB playing intramural flag football can make that pass.

    • CombatMedic_98
      2:20 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      He SUCKS plain and SIMPLE: Hoak scores in 55 seconds…Terrified Terry barely scored in 3 arts. And first thrown TD pass in 4 games…EMBARRASSING

    • bigbluebanana
      3:09 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      The combatmedic98 my dog left in a tightly coiled pile in my yard tonight is a better QB than (insert derogatory word that begins with T because I’m so deep and creative) Terry!

    • Booby Petrino
      8:06 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Fire Stoops, hire Combat and Syrin. Stoops knows nothing, they know everything!

    • Shively1978
      10:28 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      It not Wilson its the coaching. Almost every QB that transfers from UK plays better somewhere else. Hard to make good passes when all we call is predictable screens and receivers can’t run good routes not to mention that Baker can’t catch. I’ve said it before Richardson needs more looks and honestly Bouvier because he has great hands.

    • ScoggDog
      8:17 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      I’ll be pleasantly surprised if Hoak doesn’t transfer after this year. He’s got to be thinking “If they won’t play me after that, they’ll never play me at all.”

      And maybe he’s not that good either – but if that’s the case, he might as well transfer to a smaller school and where he can play.

      I can’t build a car, but I know a BMW is better than a Yugo. I can’t coach a College Football Offense either, but I know the QB play last night was as bad as I’ve seen it since Morgan Newton. If Wilson truly is Kentucky’s best option, then this coaching staff has failed at both recruiting and developing the most important position on the field.

    • makeitstop
      9:15 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Yea if Hoak doesn’t play after that performance, and doesn’t transfer, I’d be surprised. We have seen him in game situations and he does perform. We have seen him in spring games and he’s performed. The coaches said it was a tight race – they also like Danny Clark. So if that’s true and Stoops and Gran both said u hv to watch how they perform IN the games, how in the world do u justify not making a change now to see if it works. Ur not cutting his scholarship, ur just starting the other kid in a two man QB competition.

  17. big cat
    8:21 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    So another website says UK has “lofty status”…which means we will not climb in polls because everyone knows our offense is predictable…

    • Booby Petrino
      9:04 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Omg another site said that??? Well we all know everything you read on the internet is true, so this isn’t good.

  18. big cat
    8:22 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    We are not that good….just lucky. I am one that believes HOW you win is possibly more important as how you lose. Very ugly win

    • Booby Petrino
      9:05 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Combat and Syrin probably feel the same as you. You all should get together and cry about us being 6-1.

    • Skooms
      9:34 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Don’t be throwing out the 6-1 record Booby. I mean how important are wins and losses anyway?? Look at the Tim Couch years if you need that answer. That was the productive offense the Cats have ever had. Who cares that they couldn’t win many games?? They looked so damn good while losing, and that’s apparently what truly matters. I don’t know about you, but I hear SOOOO many recruits say “Yeah that team can’t ever seem to win, but they look really good out there!”. Oh wait, I’ve never heard any of them say that. Whoops.

    • CATandMONKEY
      9:49 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      After 60+ years of shtty luck, I will take lucky any day.

    • cats646
      10:28 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      How could you think we’re lucky at all? Did you not see the refs call every big play we had back??

  19. KYjellyRoll
    9:20 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    You can say terry is bad all you want. 3 conpletions? Maybe. But I also saw some catchable drops last night also. And…terry doesn’t call all of the plays himself, in sure if the OC called some pass plays, terry would probably pass the football. Let’s not forget he also ran for almost 100 yards when the sage pass wasn’t there.

  20. makeitstop
    9:21 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    I posted last nite about Tua’s comments after ‘Bama destroyed UT. He was disappointed bc they made mistakes that cost them more opportunities. They are 7-0. They look almost unbeatable. But they push to get better. Like our basketball team. If u want championships u have to say it’s not enough to win this game bc u won’t win the next if ur QB play doesn’t improve.

    • makeitstop
      9:23 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      And by the way I am incredibly impressed with the program that Stoops has managed to build here, and he can keep improving if he makes some hard choices. If not, it’s still better than we were but it’s not as good as it could be.

  21. gasman01
    9:30 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    I understand all the comments about Wilson. He just can’t pass the ball. My problem is that don’t get creative. How about more jet sweeps to Lynn. How about lining him up in the wildcat. He can run or pass out of it. Come on Eddie, do something different!!!

  22. KYjellyRoll
    10:01 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    I agree, OC could get more creative without being too cute. When you’re run pass game is 5 runs to 1 pass, RPO would be effective

  23. UKFootballYall
    10:32 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Stoops is a nice guy, a good recruiter and represents our university with dignity. However, he is not an effective game day coach and after six years he has proven that many of his decisions, or lack thereof, are questionable at best. At this point he needs to put aside his stubbornness and ego long enough to realize Terry is not the answer. Everyone else on Earth knows that, hopefully he finally addresses it before an inevitable losing streak begins.

    • zoupman
      11:05 am October 21, 2018 Permalink

      Not going to win many more games with Wilson at QB. Time for a change.

  24. KyZoneBlitz
    6:32 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Kash Daniel didn’t force the fumble, he got a hand on the runner, but it was Bohannas shoulder that jarred the ball loose. After which of course he dove on. Would’ve loved if he could have stayed on his feet and ran it back for a score, big man with the football is the best thing since sliced bread, especially with a long field to rumble down while being chased by other big uglies, lol.

  25. kjd
    6:57 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    Major concerns on the offensive side.
    The pass to Baker in the third qtr was with the wind. Wilson just flat didn’t lead Baker enough. Wilson is athletic, but average in the mental part of the game

  26. Paperbagface
    10:45 pm October 21, 2018 Permalink

    The refs this year have been terrible. Their pay should be adjusted on their pitiful performance….