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Joey Gatewood named Kentucky starting quarterback vs. Georgia

The keys to Kentucky’s offense have been passed to Joey Gatewood.

This Saturday Joey Gatewood will be the starting quarterback when the Wildcats host No. 5 Georgia at Kroger Field. The move was made after Terry Wilson suffered a wrist injury against Missouri, forcing No. 3 to miss practice this week.

The Jacksonville, Fl. native was the No. 49 player in the class of 2018 when he committed to play college football at Auburn. After redshirting behind Jarrett Stidham as a true freshman, Gatewood lost the preseason quarterback competition to Auburn legacy recruit, Bo Nix. In 2019 he played in seven games totaling 148 rushing yards on 29 carries with three touchdowns, and completed 5-of-7 passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns.

Granted immediate eligibility by the SEC to play for Kentucky in 2020 after the loss at Auburn, UK fans have only seen Gatewood play in three games. His most extensive snaps came in the fourth quarter at Tennessee and in three series last week at Missouri.

As Freddie Maggard detailed, winning his first start against one of the nation’s top defenses will be no easy task. We’ll find out Saturday at noon if Gatewood is up for the demanding challenge of revitalizing Kentucky’s offense.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

20 Comments for Joey Gatewood named Kentucky starting quarterback vs. Georgia



  1. UKinIN
    5:23 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

    Is this the end of the Terry Wilson Era?



    • CatfaninCinci
      5:39 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

      I think if Gatewood comes out and is serviceable, yes… And it can’t come soon enough. We need to move past QBs who don’t have good arms.



    • east-ky-boy
      6:21 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

      agree



    • UKFanSC
      8:07 am October 30, 2020 Permalink

      Was there a Terry Wilson era ???



    • MrPioneer
      9:56 am October 30, 2020 Permalink

      @ UKFanSC. Wins at Florida, at Tennessee, a 10 win season under his belt. Doesn’t matter that the rest of the team may have been what propelled them to victory, he was the quarterback. When we look back at those wins, we will remember that he was the QB. So yes, there was a Terry Wilson era. Hater.



  2. CatfaninCinci
    5:23 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

    We know who’s not…

    Am I right???



  3. original slappy
    5:33 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

    Who’s QB2 for Saturday? Smith or Allen? Just in case Georgia’s defense bangs him up pretty good a couple times…



  4. Stop Hammer Time
    5:47 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

    Wilson isn’t injured. That is what the coaches are saying but is not true. He basically quit the team a few days ago and the coaches are still trying to convince him to stay. Wrist injury, lol.



    • Look Out Fireworks
      6:15 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

      Quit the team! Balderdash!

      Wilson didn’t quit! That’s what you think happened but it’s not true! He was abducted by aliens a couple of days ago and the coaches are still trying to track down the alien spaceship. Quit the team, lol!



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      6:38 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

      A source would be nice.



    • Look Out Fireworks
      7:57 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

      Ummm is Elvis a gods enough source for you?



    • Look Out Fireworks
      7:57 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

      Good*



    • Fact Checker
      8:44 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

      You clearly don’t know how hard it is to throw with a hand injury. Remember the difference between Sawyer against Florida in the first and second half last year? Yeah. Stop trying to start rumors.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      6:58 am October 31, 2020 Permalink

      I was replying to Hammer. Lol



  5. BowdenQB4ever
    6:24 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

    Terry Wilson’s mom won’t let him play because the coaches are mean, she said as much on Twitter. Go look.



    • Fact Checker
      8:30 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

      She never said anything like that. Stop being and idiot and making up false rumors about a kid because your life is miserable. It’s not cool, it’s weird.



    • Fact Checker
      8:30 pm October 29, 2020 Permalink

      an*



  6. UKFanSC
    8:06 am October 30, 2020 Permalink

    Whoopeeee !!



  7. largoky
    4:32 pm October 30, 2020 Permalink

    This is going to get ugly…I don’t know how much simpler our playbook can get, maybe we kneel after each snap and then punt and let our defense try to win it? The first damn screen I see us run, I’m out.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      6:59 am October 31, 2020 Permalink

      Well, our D did outscore Tennessee. Maybe that’s not a bad idea. Haha.