Well……that was a painful game to watch for Kentucky fans. Even if you don’t know a lot about football, you could probably tell that UK didn’t look prepared…and that’s putting it nicely. To prevent this post from being a dread fest, let’s talk about what the Cats did well on Sunday.
The Wildcat offense played decent. Sophomore quarterback Maxwell Smith completed 35-of-50 passes for 280 yards. The run game wasn’t as successful, rushing only 93 yards on 19 carries. To be honest, 93 yards rushing is pathetic. Oh wait, let’s go back to being positive. This is going to be harder than I thought!
Special teams, which are the players who are on the field for kickoffs, punts, field goals, and extra points, were not anything special (no pun intended). Kicker Craig McIntosh missed what should have been a relatively easy field goal. Our kickoff returns were decent, but never made it near the 50-yard-line.
Honestly, there isn’t much to say about the defense other that is was terrible on Sunday and we can only hope that was first game nerves, because if not, we’re in for even a longer season than we thought.
Despite all the negativity (although it has been justified), I will always love my Cats! Things should go better for us this Saturday. GO BIG BLUE!!