Quarterback Joey Gatewood made his first career start today against Georgia. The change at quarterback was made after Terry Wilson suffered a minor injury against Missouri. Mark Stoops said Thursday the wrist injury made it difficult for Wilson to comfortably handle a football.
At times Kentucky’s offense looked improved with Gatewood in the driver’s seat. Even so, Kentucky still only put together one scoring drive that produced three points.
The Wildcats will have a bye next Saturday, giving Wilson’s injured wrist plenty of time to heal. Will UK return to Wilson or stick with Gatewood against Vanderbilt?
“I don’t think I need to comment on that right now. I haven’t watched any film at all. We’ll wait and make those decisions,” Stoops said after the game.
Gatewood completed 60 percent of his passes for 91 yards, averaging 3.6 yards per attempt. The longest pass of the day went 11 yards. Despite the ho-hum performance, it was against the best defense UK will face all season, making it difficult to assess what Gatewood brings to Gran’s offense.
If you were making the decision today, who would you put in it at quarterback, Terry Wilson or Joey Gatewood?