Good morning BBN, these are your Sunday morning quickies. The Kentucky Wildcats took a step closer to bowl eligibility with a win over the Vanderbilt Commodores yesterday evening. The 20-13 win put the Cats at 3-3, and revealed a number of things, including just how good the running game is. It also showed that the defense is continuing to get better, as they kept Vanderbilt from scoring a single offensive touchdown. It also showed that the passing game is struggling without Drew Barker, but with the running game excelling and Stephen Johnson showing dual threat ability, UK didn’t need the passing game. Kentucky is on a bye, but will come back with a game against Mississippi State, a win they need badly.
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We’re getting there!
Staying the course, UK edges Vandy to reach halfway mark of season KyForward.com
A win is a win in the SEC. After UK's season looked lost just two weeks into the season, UK is now back to .500 and right back in postseason contention.
The Herald breaks down how the game was won, hands out some praise and looks ahead to Mississippi St.
It was the running game that carried Kentucky past Vanderbilt, scoring touchdowns and killing clock when needed.
Yesterday’s win was more of a must-win than any game on the schedule. It was well-known that everything would go downhill if Kentucky lost to Vandy. They got the job done, and they live to fight another day.
CJ breaks down how the game was won by the Cats.
Judging by Stoops’ comment, it doesn’t seem that Barker is any closer to returning.
Johnson admits that he was missing open throws, and the passing game was struggling.
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