There is no defending Kentucky’s performance at Missouri. After a program-changing win in Knoxville a week ago, the Cats did nothing positive in Columbia in the disappointing loss to Mizzou.
Mark Stoops didn’t even try in his opening statement.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve had a game like that,” Stoops said after the game, before taking any questions from the media. “We were beaten in every area — no ifs, ands or butts. They just kicked the tail out of us from the beginning to the end. They controlled the football. They were physical. They got aggravating rush yards. Got first downs, possessed the football, just constantly held on to the ball offensively.”
Stoops pointed out that nasty stat–36 offensive plays to 92 from Mizzou–and said, “You don’t have a chance to win a game when it’s like that… I have to do a better job getting them ready.”
“We have to respond better than this. I thought we were prepared to go on the road back to back and play well, but we certainly didn’t do that.”
No, you did not.