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Today on KSR: ‘Cats Win!!!

Good Morning, #BBN!!! It feels a heck of a lot better waking up on Sunday morning after a win doesn’t it? In case you were off the grid last night, Kentucky earned their first victory of the season in convincing fashion, 24-2, over Mississippi State.

The Kentucky defense stepped up after really struggling in the first two weeks and shut down Mike Leach and the vaunted Air Raid passing attack from start to finish. It was the first time in Leach’s 19 year career, spanning 232 games, that his offense failed to record a touchdown.

After not recording a takeaway against Auburn or Ole Miss, the Wildcats picked Bulldog Quarterbacks off SIX TIMES including a pick-six for Jordan Wright and a 76-yard return to the two-yard line by Josh Paschal.

While the defense looked great, the ‘Cats offense showed some red flags that need to be addressed moving forward. The Wide Receiver play was not very good and A.J. Rose fumbled for the second week in a row. However, it is always better to watch the film and learn from mistakes after a win than a loss. Coach Stoops and company will have that opportunity this week heading into the Tennessee game at noon next Saturday.

For more coverage from last night’s win you can start right here on KSR:

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Highlights

22 Strong

Stoops on UK’s Defense

Chris Oats Returns Home

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In case you missed the news yesterday prior to the game, Kentucky Linebacker Chris Oats has returned home with his family. Oats was hospitalized back in May with a serious health issue and has spent the last several months in a physical rehabilitation center preparing for this day.

Continuing this season’s tradition of a different player wearing his #22 jersey, fellow linebacker Jamin Davis got the honor last night and delivered with a team-high 11 tackles and an interception.

For more on Chris Oats returning home, check out Jack Pilgrim’s article HERE.

NBA Finals Game 6

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The Miami Heat staved off elimination Friday evening with a 111-108 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Jimmy Butler scored 35 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 11 assists to outduel LeBron and Anthony Davis.

Tonight, Game 6 will get underway at 7:30 on ABC. Will former Kentucky stars Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo walk away with a ring? Or can Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo keep the Heat alive and force a decisive Game 7 on Tuesday night? Tune in this evening to find out.

Full Slate of NFL Games

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The National Football League continues to navigate a few coronavirus cases, namely the outbreak with the Tennessee Titans, but there is still a full day of games for your viewing pleasure today. There are seven games set to kickoff at 1:00, including the Cincinnati Bengals at the Baltimore Ravens. There will be three games in the afternoon time slots including the Indianapolis Colts traveling to Cleveland to take on the Browns. This evening we’ve got the Seattle Seahawks against the Minnesota Vikings for Sunday Night Football.

ALCS Game One

Photo: @KevinMCox /The Daily News

If playoff baseball is your thing, tonight at 7:37 on TBS the American League Championship Series will begin between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros.

Two left-handed pitchers will face-off as the Rays turn to their ace Blake Snell against Framber Valdez of the Astros.

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Article written by Brandon Ramsey

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9 Comments for Today on KSR: ‘Cats Win!!!



  1. Pensacola_Cat_Fan
    10:06 am October 11, 2020 Permalink

    I know that the backup qb is the most popular player in the team, but Wilson can’t make quick decisions and throws a poor ball. Wide receivers don’t run great routs, can’t block or catch. I’m not very hopeful that we keep it close next week.



    • Mathlete
      11:27 am October 11, 2020 Permalink

      Wilson hit his receivers in the hands multiple times for drops. He was also getting pressured the entire game, MS State’s D-line played way above expectations.

      Before this game he was rated one of the best performing QBs in the country, one bad night doesn’t take that away.



    • DaaaaCats
      11:38 am October 11, 2020 Permalink

      ^Name checks out



  2. Pensacola_Cat_Fan
    10:09 am October 11, 2020 Permalink

    I would also love to see the freshman rb take some reps from Rose but that would probably give us a better chance at winning so I know that’s not going to happen. Sometimes I feel the coaches are watching a completely different game than the fans – pretty obvious stuff but being over loyal will make you blind.



    • Mathlete
      11:29 am October 11, 2020 Permalink

      They’re down to 2 RBs right now with Smoke out for a broken rib. It’s Rodriguez and a bunch of freshmen if you phase out Rose (who needs his head checked because his ego is too swollen)



  3. dave1964
    10:29 am October 11, 2020 Permalink

    Was a great win but we really need to get production out of our receivers if that means changing QB’s we must try something our defense won this game and as far as the O line they need to live up to the hype they were selling.



    • CATandMONKEY
      2:43 pm October 11, 2020 Permalink

      Tom Brady isn’t going to get our receivers to stop dropping balls thrown into their chest.



  4. Mathlete
    11:32 am October 11, 2020 Permalink

    Hat tip to the D-line. All night on a 3 man rush and still getting pressure on Costello basically every play, they were off the charts amazing last night and really set the rest of the defense up for crazy success.



  5. claiborne_field
    12:53 pm October 11, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t understand this running back by committee crap. We didn’t do it with Snell. Who runs the best. That person is our running back. Pure and simple. And the obvious choice is Rodriguez.