The Kentucky Wildcats felt great going into the fourth quarter on Saturday with an 11 point lead and Florida’s backup quarterback coming in. The tides quickly turned, however, as the Wildcats came up short on a 4th-and-1 and the Gators’ backup quarterback, Kyle Trask, proceeded to thrash Kentucky’s defense.
The Gators scored 12 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, and the Wildcats’ chances officially ended when Chance Poore missed a 35 yard field goal with just under a minute remaining. Florida put the icing on the cake with a 76-yard scoring run to end all scoring at 29-21.
In the first half, the MVP could have gone a lot of different directions. Sawyer Smith looked like a Heisman candidate, Kash Daniel was Kash Daniel again, and the secondary came to play. Down the stretch, however, only one player deserved the award: Ahmad Wagner.
Wagner made multiple unbelievable catches. For the game, he had 3 receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown. On his touchdown catch, however, he looked like an All-Pro.
.@Ahmad_Wagner #SCtop10 @SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/TfjSQtUZcS— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 15, 2019
He also continued to be a flag magnet by drawing Florida’s only targeting penalty of the game.
Never a doubt Ahmad Wagner was coming down with this ball.— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) September 15, 2019
That is not even to mention the pass interference penalty he drew on Kentucky’s late drive that led to a chip shot field goal attempt. Wagner continues to be a stud, and you have to think he will draw more targets as the season rolls on.