After 30 minutes of play, your University of Kentucky Wildcats are tied with the Toledo Rockets 14-14.
It was a very ugly start for the Cats. Our fears about the secondary were confirmed when Rockets quarterback Mitch Guadagni connected with Danzel McKinley-Lewis for a 39-yard gain on the third play. Former Kentucky running back Bryant Koback capped off the drive with a five-yard touchdown run. The Cats went three-and-out on their first drive, but finally got rolling on their second series, driving the ball 97 yards for a touchdown thanks to Chris Rodriguez and Justin Rigg. Toledo responded with a 21-yard Mitch Guadagni scramble for a score, and after another three-and-out, AJ Rose tied the game up with an 11-yard touchdown run.
The running game looks great, with AJ Rose, Kavosiey Smoke, and Chris Rodriguez all making big plays. The secondary is what we expected, although Brandin Echols had a huge pass breakup on third down. The defensive line has been oddly concerning. Here’s to a better effort in the second half.