A win is a win is a win.
BBN let out a collective sigh of relief last night as the Cats fought off a second-half Vanderbilt comeback. In Kentucky football fashion, the game went down to the wire. Ultimately, the Commodores could not pull off the road victory after four tries at the end-zone inside Kentucky’s 15-yard line deemed unsuccessful.
After a second SEC win, the Cats are starting to show signs of improvement.
Following the dramatic victory, an exhausted Mark Stoops said “I was smoked. You always want it to look easier, but we’re not built that way.”
Over at SECCountry.com, Kyle Tucker compared Kentucky Football to that old, beat up car in your garage.
“These Wildcats, now 3-3 overall and 2-2 in SEC play, are like a neglected old car whose restoration is happening in fits and starts because parts are hard to find. Every so often, that engine revs and you can imagine what it might someday be. But mostly, in the meantime, getting from Point A to Point B in one piece constitutes success.
So call it an ugly win for Kentucky if you want – aesthetically, that is inarguable — but it sure beats the alternative.”
Stoops was proud of his defense and the way they stayed the course. Even when momentum seemed to be swinging in favor of the Commodores, Stoops’ defense refused to concede another touchdown.
“You have to dig down and make plays to win sometimes,” Stoops said. “I don’t really care how it looks. Certainly I want to get a lot of things cleaned up, but I really am proud. I really was frustrated. It seemed like the ball was not bouncing our way again (but) our team overcame that.
“We can’t think negative, you can’t think it’s not going to happen. You just have to put your head down and go to the next play, keep on grinding and keep on working.”
The Cats will keep on grinding and keep on working into their bye week. A healthier and more confident Kentucky Football team should get Kentucky fans excited as we welcome the Mississippi State Bulldogs into Commonwealth on October 22nd.