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Wildcat Quickies: Keep Grinding Edition

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Kentucky looks to build on decent performance, Clemson beats Louisville and more.

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Alabama Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Good Sunday morning BBN, these are your Wildcat quickies. Kentucky got beaten rather badly by Alabama last night, as expected. It was a very up and down game for the Cats when looking at each individual aspect; the defense looked outstanding at certain points, forcing a turnover and actually keeping Alabama’s time of possession lower than Kentucky’s. However, the offense struggled mightily. Stephen Johnson threw for just 89 yards and a QBR of 10.2. Meanwhile, Kentucky’s leading rusher, Jojo Kemp, had just 39 yards on 10 carries.

The team has had an up and down season, and this game was an example of that. The Cats have shown great ability on both sides of the ball at different times of the season, but they have to keep grinding to reach their full potential, and bring it all together.

There’s no better time for them to bring it together than against Vanderbilt next week, a must-win to reach 6-6 and a bowl this season.

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In due time, De’Aaron Fox will realize that this isn’t cool. Let’s forgive him on this one.

Your quickies

Crimson Tide roll over Kentucky - Herald-Leader

Kentucky struck first, and then it all went downhill as they scored just 6 points in total.

Q&A: Mark Stoops postgame - Herald-Leader

Stoops discussed turnovers hurting the Cats and what the message is going forward.

Turnovers took Cats from long shot to no shot - Herald-Leader

The Wildcats would’ve had to have been perfect to have any chance against Alabama, and that didn’t happen.

Alabama loss sets up pivotal stretch for UK - Courier-Journal

It was obvious that Kentucky wasn’t coming up with a win against the Tide, but they now have a lot of work left to do this season.

Kentucky’s offense runs into wall against Bama - SEC Country

It was tough sledding for the Wildcats offense in Tuscaloosa.

Postgame Twitter reaction from players and coaches - Herald-Leader

A live feed of postgame updates from coaches and players.

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Clemson tops Louisville in thriller - USA Today

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Acrobatic interception seals win for Michigan - Yahoo! Sports

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Florida State’s playoff hopes vanish - Sports Illustrated

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Mets beat Phillies to clinch NL Wild Card - Fox Sports

The Mets will be able to defend their National League title after clinching a Wild Card spot thanks to a major turnaround at the end of the season.

The Kevin Durant era begins for GSW - Bleacher Report

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Tennessee beats Georgia on a hail mary - NCAA

The Volunteers are starting to feel like a team of destiny, as they pull off another miraculous victory with a hail mary as time expires.

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