Ending the season on a disappointing note, UK’s 38-24 loss to Louisville Saturday still hurts. As soon as Lamar Jackson came in to the game after Kyle Bolin threw two inceptions, the Wildcats scrambled to keep the mobile backup QB contained – and failed, miserably.
It seemed as if Mark Stoops and Co. were scratching their heads to come up with anything to shut down Jackson ,who finished the game with 130 yards passing, 196 rushing, and three touchdowns.
It led many to speculate on Twitter if Kentucky even prepared for the possibility of Jackson, and sadly, it seems they didn’t.
After the game, Josh Forrest told the media the team was surprised by Louisville’s switch to Jackson – something the team had, surprisingly, not planned for. Forrest said Jackson ran more than the team had anticipated and was faster than expected:
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) November 29, 2015
I don’t know what’s more troubling, the fact that UK was caught unawares by a quarterback change or the fact that no one has yet to figure out how to stop a running quarterback. After three years, you would think someone would at least have a plan…