This has been a special season for the Kentucky Wildcats, but Saturday was a painful setback.
The Wildcats’ defense helped spark a late rally to force overtime, but Kentucky’s enigmatic offense proved costly in a 20-14 loss to the Texas A&M Aggies.
“That’s a very, very difficult environment to play right here,” said head coach Mark Stoops after the game. “Having the opportunity to take it to overtime and win, you have to respect that. We came here expecting to win, and preparing to win. We’re going to rest up for a day or two, and we’re going to get back to that mentality.”
The big question is going to be at quarterback, where Terry Wilson has regressed since his hot two-game stretch against Florida and Murray State. Since then, Wilson has been unable to consistently lead this offense down the field, and that was on full display against Texas A&M.
After the offense finished with just 178 total yards — including 108 yards passing from Wilson — Stoops admitted on the postgame radio show that the coaching staff “discussed” changing quarterbacks, but they ultimately rode out Wilson until the end over Gunnar Hoak.
Hoak made a push for the quarterback job this offseason, though Wilson ultimately won out. But after tonight, we can’t assume Wilson will be the guy moving forward, though Stoops doesn’t sound committing to big changes just yet.
“We’re going to hit the reset button and look at all things we did to get it to 5-1, and we’ll look at the things where we need to improve,” Stoops said. “Work on those issues and get back to work. I don’t anticipate any issues there with this team.”