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Sunday Quickies: Dominating Mississippi State Edition

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Kentucky dominates the Dogs, top 25 here we come, Benny Snell is a Bad Man, Cats land a commitment, KAT gets PAID, and we mock Louisville and Tennessee.

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I don’t think any of us saw this coming. The Kentucky Wildcats absolutely manhandled the #14 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs last night at Kroger Field 28-7.

The Cats dominated in every facet of the game. There wasn’t a position on the field in which they were inferior. On top of that, the Kentucky players got in the heads of the Dogs causing them to commit multiple personal foul penalties.

Benny Snell and Josh Allen are the best at their positions in the SEC. Kash Daniel has turned into the prototypical nasty middle linebacker.

Jordan Jones is keeping his emotions in check while wreaking havoc on defenses. The offensive line dominated an opposing defensive line with two NFL draft picks.

The defensive line wrecked one of the biggest offensive lines they will face this season. The secondary intercepted Nick Fitzgerald. Twice. The receivers are actually catching the ball.

Somebody pinch me.

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I don’t know exactly what the Bulldog players were saying but the Kentucky players did not like them. At all.

Kash Daniel is an American treasure.

Everything they did last night was for Marco Shemwell. Mark Stoops was very emotional after the game speaking about delivering the game ball to his family.

Quickies

We are running out of reasons to doubt UK football | Courier-Journal- **Raises Hand** I doubted Kentucky football but I won’t the rest of the season. There is something special about this team.

UK defense shines behind Josh Allen | Lexington Herald Leader- Josh Allen was unblockable last night in a dominating performance by the UK defense. They broke down the door for a very special season. State averaged 312 yards rushing per game and over 50 points scored per game. UK’s defense heald them to 54 yards and seven points. Unreal.

Benny Snell powers Kentucky to an upset | WDRB- Snell rushed for 165 yards and four touchdowns on one of the best defenses in the country. Last night he put America and notice and made his claim for the Heisman race.

Benny Snell shatters Randall Cobb’s record | Cats Pause- Snell moved up to fourth place in overall rushing last night and he became Kentucky’s all-time touchdown leader, beating out legend Randall Cobb. He’s special, folks. When it’s all said and done, we will be talking about Benny as one of the best to ever do it here. Maybe the best.

Kentucky set to enter the top 25 | CBS- It’s been a long time coming, folks.

17. Kentucky (NR): Undefeated and 2-0 in SEC play for the first time in decades, Kentucky is set to make its first showing in the AP Top 25 poll since 2007.

Week 4 overreactions | Saturdays Down South- This is pretty hilarious:

3. Is it basketball season?

That’s obviously not a Kentucky joke, not after the Wildcats manhandled Mississippi State. Benny Snell is a bad man. That’s not an overreaction. That’s a reaffirmation of fact.

The countdown to Midnight Madness is a corner 3 aimed at the ACC, or what used to be the ACC.

Two ranked ACC football teams lost to 0-3 unranked nonconference teams Saturday. The most shocking, obviously, was No. 13 Virginia Tech somehow losing to Old Dominion.

Purdue, which lost last week to Missouri, spanked No. 23 Boston College.

There is nothing in Clemson’s way and no way to make whatever happens the rest of the year look impressive. Duke might be the only ranked team the Tigers face at kickoff.

So, no, I’m not really in the mood to hear anything anybody has to say about Alabama or Georgia’s schedule, OK?

The ACC and SEC are the only leagues to make the Playoff every year. The ACC better hope Clemson goes undefeated. One loss will keep the ACC at home.

Kentucky lands QB Amani Gilmore | Cats Pause- Mark Stoops landed a recruit immediately after the game to cap off a fun night. Gilmore is a three star QB out of Louisiana. He was at the Kentucky game last night and is planning his official visit.

Wildcats feed off of raucous crowd | Lexington Herald Leader- The fans were electric last night at Kroger Field as they watched their beloved Cats take the next step in the program. After the game, Coach Stoops had this to say about the fans, “I want to start by thanking the Big Blue Nation,” Stoops said to kick off his postgame press conference. “That is what I’m talking about when I say it takes all of us. They made a difference. The fans made a difference. The students made a difference. Greatly appreciate the support.”

I think the crowd is going to be even better when they take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday.

Kentucky ranks as one of the top upsets on Saturday | CBS- The Old Dominion win over Virginia Tech was the clear number one, but Kentucky is making some noise and national writers are taking notice.

Kentucky 28, No. 14 Mississippi State 7: Mississippi State has officially been tossed into the “teams susceptible to bad conference road losses” bin. Wildcats running back Benny Snell is the real deal, too. He had 165 yards rushing and four touchdowns, giving him the Kentucky career rushing record at 37.

Actually Benny has 39 rushing TD’s.

Volleyball team opens conference play at Tennessee | UK Athletics- The #20 Wildcats will travel to Knoxville to take on the Vols today at 1:00 PM.

Bobby Petrino takes, and deserves, blame for pitiful team | WDRB- The Louisville Cardinals absolutely stink and Offensive Genius Bobby Petrino watched has his team put up three points at Virginia. Three. Points. At Virginia. It’s safe to say the Cats are going to be favored on the road when they visit the Stadium Formerly Known as the Pizza Box.

KAT signs supermax extension with the Wolves | ESPN- The Minnesota Timberwolves brass is letting it be known that it’s Karl-Anthony Towns that they want, not Jimmy Butler. Word is that Butler is going to get his wish for a trade granted.

Tennessee player quits in blowout loss to Florida | Nation of Blue- Like in Louisville, the Cats are likely to be favored when they travel to Tennessee. According to reports, linebacker Quart’e Sapp quit in the third quarter and walked off the field.