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Kentucky Can’t Let One Loss Turn Into Two

After Kentucky’s loss to Georgia ended SEC Championship Game dreams, Mark Stoops had a clear message for his team.  “We can’t make this loss turn into two.”

The stakes are not as high as they were a week ago, but Kentucky can still have a “dream” ten-win season.  It has been 40 years since Kentucky finished a season with ten or more wins.

A road trip to Knoxville stands in Kentucky’s way.  To make sure there isn’t a setback at Neyland Stadium next Saturday, UK’s leaders must get the team’s attention on Monday.

“You let them lean on the leaders of this football team,” Stoops said. “The guys, they are good in there. We got beat tonight, and we have to regroup and go about our business. We have strong leaders in there and I anticipate that we’ll be ready to go.”

Eddie Gran echoed Stoops’ sentiment.  “One can’t be two. It’s where your leaders step up and you come to work on Monday better than you did last Monday.”

A.J. Rose is confident that will not be a problem.

“This loss is over with.  Tomorrow is Sunday.  We’re on to Tennessee, preparing for that week.  We can’t let this happen again.  We’ve got a goal.  We came short of that goal but we still want to finish the SEC strong.”

A strong SEC finish could put Kentucky in a New Year’s Six Bowl.  Florida’s loss to Missouri all but solidifies UK’s second-place finish in the SEC East.  If Kentucky continues to fight, like they did when they fell behind 28-3, the Big Blue Nation will experience something special at the end of the year.

“They’re competing.  The want to finish,” Gran said.  “They want to finish this season.”


Article written by Nick Roush

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

17 Comments for Kentucky Can’t Let One Loss Turn Into Two

  1. Cmart0907
    8:28 pm November 3, 2018 Permalink

    I Agee. That UT game is a must win.

    • JASUN74
      1:33 pm November 4, 2018 Permalink

      Very nice brother. I agree with you 100% and I’m so very proud of these young men. Now let’s get up and take care of business the rest of the season.

    • JASUN74
      1:35 pm November 4, 2018 Permalink

      Comment was for Davis below this one. I agree with you to though buddy. Lol. Go cats

  2. davis2319
    8:40 pm November 3, 2018 Permalink

    Have to bounce back against UT. We have a fantastic opportunity to go 10-2, finish in or around the top 10, and go to a great bowl game. Nothing to hang our heads about. UGA is very very good, and honestly they are the only team in the country who has a chance to beat them. So let’s not all panic and give up on this team who has given us some of the best memories of UK football, let’s support them and send them out right

  3. DelrayCat
    8:49 pm November 3, 2018 Permalink

    Unfortunately, UK hasn’t beaten them in Knoxville in 34 years…winning only two other times since then. But hey…maybe we can go 2-0 in the last 2 years! Still a tough hill to climb with this anemic offense no matter what’s going on down south.

    • angscot1
      8:51 pm November 3, 2018 Permalink

      Really? Lol UT has NO chance in this game.

    • davis2319
      9:18 pm November 3, 2018 Permalink

      No one mind Delray, he is a clown

    • makeitstop
      11:51 pm November 3, 2018 Permalink

      Isn’t it accurate? Have we beaten UT in Knoxville sometime I missed? Take this for granted at our peril.

  4. angscot1
    8:50 pm November 3, 2018 Permalink

    Very much a HUGE let down, I thought they actually had a chance there for a little bit. Oh well, Tennessee is about to get brutally beat down.

    • BigolBlue
      9:57 pm November 3, 2018 Permalink

      Haha. So funny that ppl forget this is uk football still.

    • wyatts1
      1:49 am November 4, 2018 Permalink

      Bigolblue, talk like that makes me realize just how stupid people can be. People hasn’t forgot this is Kentucky football, and any REAL fan hates this loss but understands that this is a damn good team we have here who lost a game to one of the best teams in college football. I know there’s always gonna be people like you in every fan base but geez, go hop on some other teams bandwagon. If we win these last two winnable games then we will finish 10-2, with one loss in SEC play, now that’s kentucky football dummy

    • Soylentbeans
      2:43 am November 4, 2018 Permalink

      3 games left and we have 2 losses in the sec. I agree with you though.

  5. memphis wildcat
    8:50 pm November 3, 2018 Permalink

    Agree. Cannot pull a Florida. Mizzou took it to them today.

    That being said, UT did not look good today

    • angscot1
      8:54 pm November 3, 2018 Permalink

      Mizzou looked good, I didn’t expect that at all. At Florida? At least we got beat by a really,really good football team.

  6. angscot1
    8:57 pm November 3, 2018 Permalink

    UT scores all 14 in the first, against Charlotte. UK will dominate this game.

  7. ClairsyDarsiy
    7:24 am November 4, 2018 Permalink

    Heads High Cats!! You Got This!

  8. jimmer
    7:34 am November 4, 2018 Permalink

    Can definitely beat UK but very worrisome Benny hasn’t been breaking long runs or getting over 100 yds lately. Fatigue on the season? Offensive line? Play calling? Need to fix it to finish strong.