The 2019 edition of the Kentucky Football Blue-White Game is now complete.
Kentucky concluded the spring practice season in front of their fans at Kroger Field with an annual spring game that saw the Blue Team take down the White Team by a score of 64-10.
The story of the game was Kentucky’s starting offense. Represented as the Blue Team Friday night, Kentucky’s starters lit up the defensive reserves.
Terry Wilson showed off a much improved deep ball hitting Lynn Bowden for a 42-yard touchdown and Isaiah Epps for a 60-yard strike to highlight a stellar spring game for the Kentucky starting quarterback.
It was also a big game, for Kentucky’s running backs. AJ Rose, Kavosiey Smoke and Christopher Rodriguez as they all scored touchdowns in their post-Benny Snell era debuts.
Though the second team defense did not play well, the starting unit did.
Linebacker Jamin Davis was able to force a Rodriguez fumble that would be recovered by Jamar “Boogie” Watson. In addition, the Cats starting defense routinely put pressure on back-up quarterback Gunnar Hoak as he was held to in check when in at quarterback for the White Team.
A final welcome sight was seeing kicker Chance Poore convert a perfect 52-yard field goal.
The Cats saw struggles in the kicking game last year with the now-graduated Miles Butler thus, finding a potentially reliable kicking option emerge was a positive takeaway.
This was a tough call, but in the end, Terry Wilson deserves the honor. His deep-ball passing was a beautiful sight, and it helped stretch the field and allow the running backs to dominate on the ground.
Wilson finished with 191 yards, two touchdowns and a 10/12 completion ratio. He looks like a star in the making that will be a lot of fun to watch on Saturdays this fall.
There were plenty of worthy Wildcats to receive this honor, but at the end of the day, nobody shined brighter than redshirt freshman wide receiver Bryce Oliver. Oliver made sure the Big Blue nation remembered his name tonight with a couple of outstanding catches.
In addition, Oliver racked in a combined 105 receiving yards with a touchdown while playing for both the Blue and White teams.