The Kentucky Wildcats fell victim to sub-par play from their quarterback and kicker on Saturday night as they suffered their first loss of the season to the Texas A&M Aggies.
A&M beat the Wildcats in overtime, 20-14, after starting QB Terry Wilson took a sack on 3rd & 2 that led to a 43-yard field goal attempt by Miles Butler coming up an inch short.
Trayveon Williams then found the end zone on A&M’s first drive of overtime to seal the win.
Kentucky’s defense played lights out in a hostile road environment, while offensive play-calling was questionable with star running back Benny Snell receiving just 13 carries.
After the game, here were the reactions via social media.
Never give up!! I see the hunger and determination young wildcats!!!! Kentucky football #bbn #dontlosethatfocus— Danny Trevathan (@Grindin_59) October 7, 2018
That one hurt fasho— Calvin Taylor (@calv_huncho) October 7, 2018
OPINION: Mississippi St, Florida and Texas A&M are really good football teams. Kentucky faced 2 out of those 3 on the road and went 2-1.— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) October 7, 2018
Ill tell ya this: I've been watching football a long time. Bad stuff always happens when the coach takes the ball out of the best player's hands at the most crucial times of the game. For example, Reggie Bush and USC. Marshawn Lynch and Seattle. Benny Snell tonight with Kentucky— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) October 7, 2018
Thanks for all the support and to all the BBN That traveled! This loss doesn’t define who we are and what we have here in Lexington. Falling so short to a good football team will only build character in our locker room and I know we’ll bounce back!— Darius West (@D_1west25) October 7, 2018
Darius West tonight had 10 tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery, something no Kentucky player has done in a single game since 2000— Corey Price (@coreyp08) October 7, 2018
We gon’ bounce back. No doubt!— Big George™ (@gasafoadjei74) October 7, 2018
Best defensive player in the #SEC plays for @UKFootball his number is #41 if you don’t believe watch the game!— Marcus Spears (@mspears96) October 7, 2018
What can’t Josh Allen do for Kentucky? Rushers the passer, covers, tackles, runs things down from the backside. Crazy good player!— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) October 7, 2018
Gotta get better https://t.co/x7lkjKLhtN— Joshua Allen (@JoshAllen41_) October 7, 2018
THE WAR AINT OVER..WE WILL BE STRONGER THAN EVER MARK MY WORDS #BBN #SnellYeah— Mr SNELL YA LATER (@benny_snell) October 7, 2018
Example #1275563 of coaches overthinking things. https://t.co/DBRfadUp7v— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) October 7, 2018
I appreciate all the ones who’s behind me. I will not let yall down ! #CBK— Cbdjrp (@CedrickDjr) October 7, 2018
I trust coach Gran and what he calls, Snell said. We just didn’t get it done.— Jen Smith (@jenheraldleader) October 7, 2018
Well... goodnight— Stephen Johnson II (@stephen_h_j) October 7, 2018
Welp. That was rough.— Jacob Tamme (@JacobTamme) October 7, 2018
Offense has a little soul searching to do. First time we have not imposed our will in run game and it was an ugly result.
D did enough to win. BUT even our D was not dominant tonight like we had been in every other SEC game.
Well thanks to the BBN FANS— 4/7 (@Lonnie30johnson) October 7, 2018
Love our team and coaches and the BBN. Trust me we will come back stronger.— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) October 7, 2018
Kentucky will enter their BYE week with a home matchup against Vanderbilt awaiting them on October 20th. In the meantime, they’ll have two weeks of much-needed tinkering for their offense, which they need every bit of.