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Has Kentucky found a kicker?

For most of the preseason the BBN has been focused on how one former kicker would fair in the NFL. Unfortunately, nepotism put Austin MacGinnis on the chopping block in LA. Since Kentucky’s GOAT left Lexington, the Wildcats found greatness in the punting game but are still searching for it on the field goal front. After the latest scrimmage, we now have a better idea of who is leading that important and often forgotten position battle.

Shortly after he watched his team take the field, Mark Stoops was asked how his kickers have been progressing. He did not mention Chance Poore, but said that the Spicy Italian Meatball, Matt Ruffolo, made five-of-six field goal attempts.

“He really did a nice job,” Stoops said. “Actually missed his first field goal of the day, then hit five straight. His last one was 51 or 52 yards and it was solid. It was right down the middle and a long one. That was good to see.”

If Ruffolo can do that consistently, the Wildcats are in good hands feet.

Ruffolo’s kicks did not make the highlight reel but you can see a few nice plays from wide receivers DeMarcus Harris and Michael Drennen. Kentucky’s head coach will share more from what happened at Kentucky’s second scrimmage during tonight’s Mark Stoops Show at 6 pm on the UK sports Network.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

3 Comments for Has Kentucky found a kicker?

  1. blueballs80
    5:46 pm September 7, 2020 Permalink

    With no Gatewood waiver happening soon. I hope the staff starts giving Allen more reps.

  2. bbn606
    8:12 pm September 7, 2020 Permalink

    Chance Poore’s UK career ended in the Florida game last year. Any player off of the soccer team could have won that game for us.

  3. WKY Cat
    12:31 pm September 8, 2020 Permalink

    For UK to be successful and win we must have a good if not great field goal kicker. Only way we win close games and we play in a lot of them.