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Today on KSR: The Cats Are Going Bowling

Good Morning Big Blue Nation.

In less than ideal conditions the Kentucky Football team took care of business against UT Martin, securing bowl eligibility for the fourth straight season.

The Cats dominated both sides of the ball racking up 462 yards on the ground, while the defense recorded a season-high six sacks on the way to a 50-7 victory.

 Run the Football

The Kentucky offense did not have much work to do early as they were spotted nine points after two UT Martin turnovers resulted in a safety, and a touchdown. AJ Rose took an inside zone 67 yards to the end zone, and the game never felt in doubt.

Rose finished the game with 105 yards on 6 carries while Lynn Bowden Jr. gained 129 yards on 11 carries for two touchdowns. Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kavosiey Smoke, Travis Tisdale, and Tyler Markray all ran well in a dominant  performance by the Kentucky offensive line.

It was not all sunshine as the Kentucky offense completed just 2 of 11 passes for a total of 17 yards. Bowden could not connect on several deep attempts, but the rainy conditions likely played a role in that.

Defensive Improvement

From start to finish, UT Martin could not find success offensively as Calvin Taylor, TJ Carter, and Joshua Paschal lived in the backfield. Taylor and Paschal finished with 1.5 sacks each.

The Skyhawks finished with just 204 total yards with most of them coming in garbage time.

A full team performance from a defense that is steadily improving is a good sign moving forward. Defensive Coordinator Brad White has done an outstanding job with a young group.

For a more in depth breakdown of the game, check out Adam’s Instant Takeaways.

Sunday Night Basketball

The Kentucky Basketball team returns to Rupp Arena as they host the Lamar Cardinals at 6 PM. With the full roster back healthy, the Cats must continue to improve while developing chemistry on both sides of the court.

The Lamar Cardinals are 4-1 on the year including a victory against Kentucky’s most recent opponent Mount St. Mary’s who Lamar beat by a score of 76-61.

Our own Brandon Ramsey will have a full preview for the game later on this afternoon.

Enjoy your Sunday, folks!


Article written by Eli Mitchell

University of Kentucky Class of 2020

7 Comments for Today on KSR: The Cats Are Going Bowling

  1. runningunnin.454
    10:56 am November 24, 2019 Permalink

    Lamar has beaten Mt. St. Mary’s and Utah Valley by margins similar to UK’s; we may have our hands full.

  2. makeitstop
    11:18 am November 24, 2019 Permalink

    Eli, I know it may have been a late night, and I write this with the best intent, but a little proofreading may be in order: a “dominate” line? Rainy conditions may have “attributed” to the missed throws? Hemingway had useful advice on this point: “Write drunk; Edit sober.”

    • ukkatzfan
      11:29 am November 24, 2019 Permalink

      You over looked the fact that Rose’s run was on the second possession. You caught Eli on the English, but he got right past you with the football for the TD and the WIN. Final score Eli 6 makeitstop 2

  3. 4everUKBlue
    11:19 am November 24, 2019 Permalink

    So Ohio State doesn’t win by such big margins when they actually play someone, Clemson will finish the regular season without having played anyone, oh but UNCheat should have beaten them, and all they talk about is how weak Bama’s schedule is.

    • cats646
      2:02 pm November 24, 2019 Permalink

      Exactly. Bama, UGA, and LSU should all be in the playoffs

  4. zoupman
    11:48 am November 24, 2019 Permalink

    Another reason Lynn didn’t connect on his throws is, he is not a QB. He should have played receiver this game, giving Sawyer and Walker more experience. Also this staff is hurting his chances of playing in the NFL.

  5. BluKudzu
    12:11 pm November 24, 2019 Permalink

    But we did win 50 – 7, right?

    I will be the first to tell you I am not in favor of him being at QB.


    It really looks like Randall Cobb and others, who had to take on multiple rolls, just as he, are doing ok in the NFL.

    Sure he could have flourished as a slot or wide out, but skills like his are difficult to tarnish, while breaking records at QB, which will not be his position at the next level, for many years to come.