Several mistakes led to Kentucky’s collapse vs. Florida tonight, but none more so than the Cats leaving two Gators wide receivers wide open on fourth down coming out of timeout. Both plays resulted in touchdowns for Florida, and ultimately, led to Kentucky’s loss. In his postgame press conference, Mark Stoops took full responsibility for the errors.
“There is probably one of 12 plays in there that changed the game. It’s very disappointing that we didn’t come up with those plays. The breakdown in communication defensively on the two [touchdown] plays are really a sore spot because they stick out and it takes away from the great passion and energy that our team played with. We played winning football and we have to get those things fixed. I accept responsibility for those.”
What happened on the first uncovered receiver situation?
“By the time we realized there was nobody on him, I tried to call a timeout. I was too late. I was fractions off of getting the timeout.”
Football is game of inches, but tonight, it was a game of paper cuts. Those two mistakes will haunt us for a while.
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