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Sunday Quickies: Resurgent Offense Edition

The Kentucky offense bounced back in a big way on Saturday

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky’s offense has faced a few struggles since turning to Lynn Bowden as Quarterback, but things were clicking offensively for the Cats in Nashville yesterday as the Cats easily defeated the Commodores 38-14.

Kentucky was able to put up yards last week in a home loss against Tennessee, but struggled to find the end zone, hitting paydirt just twice. Yesterday, the Cats were locked in and reached the end zone on five consecutive drives to give Kentucky the win to pull its record to 5-5 headed into the final two games of the season.

It wasn’t just Bowden who found success against the Vanderbilt defense, although Bowden did have a solid performance with 104 yards passing and a touchdown to go with 110 rushing yards and another touchdown. Instead, Chris Rodriguez paced the rushing attack with 129 yards on the ground (on just 15 carries), finding the end zone twice.

Kavosiey Smoke nearly made it three Wildcats hitting the century mark by finishing with 95 yards on the ground and added a touchdown as well.

It’s important to recognize that this was a Vanderbilt team that has struggled heavily this season, but if Kentucky can put up those numbers in the next two games, the Cats should be in a great situation to finish 7-5 and play in a good bowl game.

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What we learned from the win - Courier Journal

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