Saturday was a fun day for the Kentucky football team. They racked up 675 yards on offense, the third most in program history, and the defense allowed only 122 yards, shutting out Miami’s offense. There were stars on both sides of the ball, starting with Maxwell Smith and Jalen Whitlow, who both earned “helmet stickers” from ESPN’s Greg Ostendorf:
Maxwell Smith and Jalen Whitlow, QBs, Kentucky: The Wildcats needed a win in the worst way, and the two quarterbacks delivered against Miami (Ohio). Smith, who started, finished 15-of-23 for 310 yards and three touchdowns while his counterpart Whitlow added 103 yards passing on a 10-for-12 night. Whitlow also rushed for 48 yards and a score. New coach Mark Stoops picked up his first win and has to feel good about his two signal-callers going forward.
I’ll be honest: I was skeptical that the two-quarterback offense, but after a season-opening stumble, Neal Brown has found a way to make it work. The road only gets tougher, but so far, Kentucky’s offense is both productive and unpredictable.