Kentucky fell short in their upset bid in Athens last night and now sit at 3-4.
There are several things to take away from that game: a solid performance by the defense, offensive limitations, etc., but it’s time to look ahead to the rest of the schedule, which starts off with next Saturday’s matchup against Missouri.
The Tigers are coming off an upset loss on the road against Vanderbilt, in which they were a 21-point favorite but struggled offensively against the Commodores with QB Kelly Bryant posting his lowest passing yardage of the season.
The Tigers now sit in a three-way tie with Georgia and Florida for first place in the SEC East and will come into Lexington. Kentucky, on the other hand, needs a win against the Tigers to get back to .500 and set up a strong finish to the season.
This game will most certainly be a challenge for Kentucky, as the Tigers have an array of offensive weapons in Bryant, RB Larry Rountree III, TE Albert Okwuegbunam and others that comprise an offense that ranks 3rd in the conference in scoring. Kentucky’s defense will need to be up to the task again next week.
Missouri also boasts a top-20 scoring defense, so Kentucky will have to find some kind of an offensive rhythm next week if they hope to pick up a victory.
Next week’s game is a winnable matchup for Kentucky, but they have to put last night’s loss behind them and keep looking ahead.
Tweet of the Day
Kentucky has dropped a TD, shanked a punt, fumbled in its own end and held on what would’ve been a first down in the red zone. And still hung around into the fourth quarter. But that’s how you guarantee a loss to a top-10 team on the road.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) October 20, 2019
If you’re looking for a reason for optimism... Also add that we were playing a WR at QB in the middle of a monsoon.
Kentucky’s schedule is very manageable down the stretch.
Kentucky’s defense provides optimism down the stretch.
A couple mistakes helped the Bulldogs along the way.
There were a couple times I thought they might put Sawyer in.
The Tarheels and Hokies went to 6 overtimes.
We should just assume Urban Meyer won’t be retired very long.
It doesn’t get much worse than this.
What a career it’s been for Vinsanity.
Definitely your feel-good story of the day.