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Wildcat Quickies: Stephen Johnson Edition

Stephen Johnson may not become the outright starter yet, but he’s made his name known in the Commonwealth.

NCAA Football: New Mexico State at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Good Monday morning BBN, these are your Wildcat Quickies. Stephen Johnson was a revelation in Saturday’s shootout win over New Mexico State, playing better than we’d ever expect a backup quarterback to play. With 310 passing yards and 3 touchdowns to go along with 51 rushing yards, the dual threat quarterback led Kentucky to a win and played his way right into a quarterback controversy.

With the success that the offense had with Johnson under center, the fan base certainly has interest in Mark Stoops making Johnson the starter. While that shouldn’t happen immediately, Johnson certainly deserves some first team work this week and, if that goes well, a good deal of playing time in the South Carolina game.

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Your quickies

A scouting report of Kentucky from a South Carolina point of view - The State

They’re pretty critical of Kentucky, and their inconsistencies. They seem to be forgetting what the record of this series has been in recent years.

A basket of make-or-breaks still ahead for Kentucky football - Herald-Leader

They’ve finally gotten their first win, but there’s still a long way to go in order for this season to be considered a success.

Benny Snell proves the future is bright in Lexington - FanSided

Snell helped to save Kentucky from a disastrous loss to NMSU, and he showed that his presence in the backfield is something to look forward to for the next few years.

Will Muschamp releases injury report going into USC-UK week - Lex18

Muschamp says the team has no major injuries going into this week, and will be trying to simplify the offfense.

Week 3 SEC power rankings - ESPN

The Wildcats are still ranked last in the conference despite their first victory.

Top plays from Week 3 SEC action - ESPN

Other sports news

Sam Bradford outplayed Aaron Rodgers and beat the Packers - Fox Sports

That is something I didn’t think would ever happen. Minnesota is having quite the rollercoaster ride when it comes to their quarterback situation.

The Patriots face a crisis after Jimmy Garoppolo injury - NFL

Tom Brady’s suspension can’t end soon enough for New England, as Jimmy G has suffered an injury and the Patriots are reaching far down the depth chart.

Giants are a threat now that Eli Manning has help - ESPN

Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, Sterling Shepard, the list goes on for the weapons around Manning. The offense is dangerous.

DeMarcus Ware suffers forearm fracture in Denver victory - ESPN

The stout Denver defense suffered a major blow with Ware’s injury, but they’re still talented on that side of the ball.

Cameron Erving and Josh McCown both suffer injuries - Dawgs By Nature

The injury issues just keep getting worse for the Cleveland Browns. as two of their most important players suffered injuries on Sunday.

Updated top 25 rankings - SB Nation

Rival Louisville has catapulted into the third spot in the polls, Alabama has held at No. 1 and Ohio State climbed to No. 2.

Other news

Lyft says most of their cars will be autonomous in five years - Mashable

People have been dyeing fabric indigo for 6,000 years - New York Times

Turns out that people have been using indigo and fabric for fashion reasons for much longer than we previously thought.