When you look at the stat sheet, Kentucky had a red-letter day on offense: 635 yards total, 443 rushing and 192 passing. Unfortunately, Kentucky’s six trips to the red zone only resulted in 36 points. When asked what happened, quarterback Stephen Johnson said third-down execution plagued the Cats.
“I don’t know, it’s just — one thing we’ve got to do is just finish. When we get those third downs, we just need to make sure we convert those third and shorts and third and mediums in the red zone.”
The word of the day in the postgame locker room? Frustrating.
“We had a really good day of offense, we’ve just got to come together as a team and finish a game. It’s pretty frustrating right now. We’ve just got to focus on the next one.”
Tell us again how you feel about losing a game after putting up over 600 yards of total offense:
“It’s pretty frustrating,” Johnson said. “We’ve just got to learn to finish the game on all sides of the ball — offense, defense, special teams. We’ve got to move on now to Austin Peay.”
One more time, for the cheap seats!
“It’s frustrating, obviously,” Johnson said of Benny Snell’s fumble in the third quarter. “Mistakes happen in a football game, we all know that. We’ve got to fight past those and score touchdowns on the next drive.”