Can you say “QB controversy”?
After the game, Maxwell Smith and Jalen Whitlow addressed reporters to talk about UK’s disappointing loss to Western and what it means about the starting spot going into next week. Whitlow finished with 78 yards off 10-15 passing, while Maxwell was 8-14 for 125 yards and one touchdown.
Why did Whitlow look so rattled early on? He said that “a lot of stuff just went out the window” due to nerves. When asked what he thinks he did to deserve the starting spot after tonight, he was at a loss for words: “I don’t know…I’m just trying to help the team.”
Maxwell Smith said it was tough to sit on the sidelines and watch his team struggle: “I was just waiting for my number to be called.” Even if he isn’t named the starter for next week, he knows he needs to step up and be a leader in the locker room. Smith said the team shares the fans’ frustrations over the loss:
“We’re all down. We’re all frustrated, but plain and simple, they were better than us today. They beat us in every aspect.”
Can’t argue with that.