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Kentucky’s defense is legit

If not for Lonnie Johnson’s whiff, South Carolina would’ve only scored one field goal on Kentucky’s defense. The Gamecocks’ lone touchdown was a gift due to Johnson’s mistake. You’re welcome, Jake.

Last week Mississippi State only scored a touchdown in Lexington. Before that, Florida couldn’t put up more than 16 points on the Cats on the Gators’ own turf.

So let’s do the math real quick… I believe that makes 33 total points allowed in three Southeastern Conference games, seven of which weren’t even earned. Only 11 points per game against three quality opponents in three wins. How’s that for a defense?

Now I’m no expert on UK football history, but you’ll have to show me a better defense if one exists. I don’t think one does. This defense has star power (Josh Allen is unreal) plus depth at every spot plus outstanding coaching plus a swagger we’ve never seen from the program. They’re able to win games when the offense falls flat like it did in the second half tonight by making big time plays to carry the load. This defense is legit and you can’t point to one spot that hasn’t been playing well so far this year. Benny gets a lot of the love because he’s awesome, but this team is undefeated because of the defense. They’ve been the difference maker and there a lot of fun to watch too.

Now where can I buy a Darius West jersey at this hour?


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 Comments for Kentucky’s defense is legit

  1. michaelb
    11:45 pm September 29, 2018 Permalink

    Does kash have to sit out first half of next game ?

  2. michaelb
    11:46 pm September 29, 2018 Permalink

    When does the post game show start?

    • miky
      11:59 pm September 29, 2018 Permalink

      12:15… (From MJ on Twitter)

    • michaelb
      12:07 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

      Thank u sir

  3. BrnGrubb003
    11:47 pm September 29, 2018 Permalink

    Yes they are!

  4. dhard
    11:48 pm September 29, 2018 Permalink

    They were gassed in the second half, but still hung tough.

  5. Robinson73
    12:06 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    Yes on Kash setting out the 1st half of the Texas A& M

  6. friendsofcoal
    12:07 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    Kash is out until the second half of the A&M game. That really sucks! Pretty $hitty call in my opinion. Penalty? Yes but not an ejection.

    • wyatts1
      12:28 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

      Completely agree, if our guy would’ve cut back in and didn’t go out then the guy who was blocked would’ve been the closest gamecock around that could’ve made a play. Kash was concentrating on getting the block and helping his team, and was unaware of our guy going outta bounds since both events happened almost at the same time. Wasn’t targeting anyways, late hit maybe but not targeting

  7. Miller45
    12:11 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    Darius west

  8. MadHatter
    12:19 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    Need to be better on 3rd down. But solid nonetheless

  9. Miller45
    1:29 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    *knock on wood* it seems like this team is overall more fundamentally sound than years past. Less missed tackles, *less* breakdowns in assignments, pass coverage is better.

    • BluKudzu
      7:51 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

      Matt House.
      Go Cats

  10. CellarDoorx06
    6:25 am September 30, 2018 Permalink

    Wow….Our Cats are 5-0/3-0 in the league! Next Saturday will be Our TOUGHEST challenge yet! Kyle Field is a HAAAAAARD place to get out of with a Win! I hope when Kash comes back after Halftime, He plays absolutely OUT OF HIS MIND.

  11. satcheluk
    10:27 pm September 30, 2018 Permalink

    Watched the entire A&M v Ark game. Florida is better than A&M.

  12. RackEmWillie
    9:48 am October 1, 2018 Permalink

    For the defense to give up only 7 points in THAT 2nd half, is really really solid. And the fact that it would have been zero points if he had just had a step difference on that pass, is even more impressive.

    They were dog tired in that 4th quarter, and for them to rally the way they did and force SC to that long drive and get zero points, was simply impressive. If anyone still questions the quality of the defense after that performance, then they need a reality check.