Many think of Kentucky as a basketball school.
Many say football is just something to stall until the hoops season tips off. For those who watched or were inside Kroger Field on Saturday, Kentucky was a football school.
The crowd did not only get the home team fired up and bring energy, but it also got in the head of the opposition.
Mississippi State was called for six false start penalties and a delay of game. The Bulldogs had an extremely high 16 penalties for 139 yards.
The flags flew, and the crowd screamed louder and louder. The environment was one that was one Kroger Field hasn’t seen since the 2007 team took down the No. 1 ranked LSU Tigers.
That same year was the last time before now that Kentucky was ranked in the AP Top 25.
The crowd noise was heard loud and clear and was appreciated by the Wildcat players.
Running back Benny Snell who ran for four touchdowns and broke the University’s touchdown record, loved the energy that the crowd brought.
“The atmosphere was amazing. This is what football is all about, college football right there.”
Senior safety Mike Edwards said it was one of the best crowds he’s ever seen.
“Yeah, it’s up there. Just the atmosphere, even when it’s raining, it was pouring down raining, and everybody was still loud cheering. That’s big for us.”
The Cats want that same energy in Kroger Field next weekend when the South Carolina Gamecocks come to town. The Cats will look to claw their way into the top 15.
Now, here is a look back at some of the postgame celebration that took play during that special night at Kroger Field:
Kentucky stuns Mississippi State, 28-7!!!! pic.twitter.com/9GrdEqJJGL— John Morgan Francis (@MonJorgan) September 23, 2018
Josh Allen wants everybody to know that they can't block him and that this team is not gonna disappoint us fans. "We're here." pic.twitter.com/LolipRlETJ— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) September 23, 2018
Proof that Kentucky fans do care about football. A great crowd as the rain continues to fall at Kroger Field. pic.twitter.com/plcxXnGX0i— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) September 23, 2018
Special crowd. Special night. pic.twitter.com/V6uz1CYHbr— T.J. Walker (@TJWalkerKSR) September 23, 2018
Video via Anthony Wireman
The #BBN loves Benny and Benny loves the #BBN. #SnellYeahPosted by Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, September 22, 2018
We like this team. A lot. pic.twitter.com/rOrsxpjuHL— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 23, 2018