The Kentucky Wildcats are now 5-1 following an overtime loss against Texas A&M.
The offense was completely nonexistent. Terry Wilson could not find his footing. And Benny Snell was shut down. Then Miles Butler missed a FG in overtime.
What really hurt Kentucky was the offensive line. They committed penalty after penalty, whether it was a false start or a hold. It was absolutely killer because it kept the Cats behind the chains, which kept the ball out of Benny Snell’s hands and forced Wilson to make plays. He wasn’t able to step up.
However, the defense came to play. Not being able to catch a grasp of breath following the constant three-and-outs of the offense, the defense stood up to the challenge.
Of course, Josh Allen made a lot of plays per usual, but he wasn’t the MVP tonight. Darius West and Mike Edwards were unstoppable on both the run and the pass. Edwards stuffed run after run with 3 TFL and 9 total tackles. West made all the big time plays.
The Cats will now look to rebound against Vanderbilt following the bye next weekend.
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There’s absolutely no doubt here. Darius West came up time and time again to lead the Kentucky defense.
In a game where the offense was basically nonexistent, West helped keep the team in the game and was a real difference-maker.
West led the team with ten tackles. He also had an interception. And he had the biggest play of the game with a 40-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.
West was constantly coming up from the safety position to make play after play. The Cats could not have asked for anymore from this young man.
They just couldn’t get it done offensively.
Life goes on.