After a slow start, the #BBN is in for a treat on NBC. The future of Kentucky Football has been nothing but exceptional. 4-4 for 56 yards doesn’t sound very impressive, but Drew Barker has led the West team to the only 2 scores of the game.
Barker has done a little bit of everything. He has ran a couple of power runs up the middle, thrown a screen pass, rolled out and hung in the pocket. The first scoring drive started near goal line, taking a sack on the 2nd play from a South Carolina commit. What was impressive was his pass on 3rd and 17, getting it to 4th and 1 before his RB scored two plays later. A strike down the center of the field on the second drive was his prettiest pass, moving the ball down to the 2 yard line. Barker is showing poise against the best of the best after replacing the #1 QB in the nation (Johnny Football’s replacement) in the 2nd quarter.
Matt Elam hasn’t done too bad in his limited action either. Elam entered on the 2nd drive of the game, taking down future Stanford RB Christian McCaffery in the backfield on his first play from scrimmage. Since his first big play Elam has been rotating in and out constantly, commonplace in games like this and at the college level.
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