The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, but unfortunately it’s without Kentucky football. Just because the Cats aren’t Bowling, doesn’t mean they didn’t dramatically improve during Mark Stoops’ second season. Here’s the best of the best. #10 #9 #8 #7 #6 #5
We all knew Boom Williams was going to be good (even though Neal Brown strictly called him Stanley ’til he “earned it”) but he was better than good. Call it DY-NO-MITE, if you will. The true freshman is low to the ground, but has the potential to make noise every time he touches the ball. Enjoy the WOWs.
#4: Cardinals Try to Tackle, Fail
The back and forth game between the Cats and Cards was taking a toll on the thin Kentucky team. Down four with less than six minutes to play, Boom did what Boom does best, keep those feet chuckin’. Three times you thought he was down, but he didn’t stop ’til he was in the end-zone. The 14-yard run gave the Cats the lead, but they needed another offensive score to pull off the upset.
#3: “BOOM Goes The Dynamite” – Brent Musburger
The Cats dominated the Gators the entire game, but Kentucky football refused to let them get the W in regulation. Overtime had the BBN sweating, but it started with a BANG on the first play. Actually, make that a Boom.
I apologize for all of the Boom puns, but I have to try to make bad situations good. The sad truth is that both of these plays were *this* close to being two of the best football plays in the history of this school, on the same level as “Stevie Got Loose” and “Couch to Yeast.” They were miraculous displays of athleticism to give the Cats the lead late in games on the road, against rivals who were heavily-favored (not to mention, just one W and the Cats are bowlin’).
The bad news: even though you have the fastest player on the field, it takes more than that to win tough games on the road. The good news: the Cats will have the fastest person on the field for a few more years.