The Kentucky Wildcats suffer their second straight loss of the season in a 28-13 loss to the Mississippi St. Bulldogs.
This was a game filled with mistakes and horrible defense for the Wildcats. After going down 21-3 at the half, Kentucky held the Bulldogs to one touchdown in the second half. The only problem was that Kentucky had absolutely horrible display of offense tonight.
Kentucky had three dropped touchdown passes and two missed field goals, leading to Chance Poore being pulled in favor of Matt Ruffolo.
This was a game Kentucky could have easily won if they just execute. Oh yeah, another backup quarterback gashed Kentucky as well. Go figure.
On to South Carolina.
Here’s what social media had to say:
Final from Starkville: pic.twitter.com/2d7aQpB89h— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 21, 2019
All that went wrong today, Kentucky had a chance to get the ball and go force overtime. Gave up a 49-yard QB run on third down. That’ll do it.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) September 21, 2019
Credit Cats for not getting blown off the field after 21-3 start, but this was a hideous game. Probably a dozen self-inflicted wounds.
Two unfortunate UK Football streaks continue:— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) September 21, 2019
The Curse of the Backup Quarterback
The “Let-Down loss after Marquee home game loss”
The shirt “Kentucky football makes me drink” has never been more appropriate than it has been over the past two Saturdays. Should’ve won against FL, you’re better than MS St on paper, but you’re playing like a powderpuff team.— Matt Stafford (@MattStafford2) September 21, 2019
Sawyer Smith has 11 more passing attempts than Rose, Smoke and Bowden had on the ground. That's not Kentucky football.— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) September 21, 2019
Kentucky football can always make a backup QB look like a Heisman candidate.— Adam Billiter (@PapaB77) September 21, 2019
You can’t expect to win games when you you’re on the 20-yard line with three timeouts and you put up zero points.— Ian Teasley (@ianteasley) September 21, 2019
I am tired of looking for silver linings in losses.— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) September 21, 2019
…but, at least Kentucky didn’t roll over in the second half. Missed opportunities once again killed the Cats, but happy to see some kind of fight.
The secondary has been a lot better than expected, and it returns just about everyone while adding Davonte Robinson and Kelvin Joseph next season. May end up better than last season. https://t.co/i3JEaAP1Qf— Jason Marcum (@marcum89) September 21, 2019
AJ Rose is the first UK player to have at least 100 rushing yards in the regular season road finale in one season and the regular season road opener in the following season since Boom Williams in 2014-2015 (at Louisville in 2014, at South Carolina in 2015)— Corey Price (@coreyp08) September 22, 2019
Are we shocked Chance Poore wasn't any good?— C to the J (@cjuk33) September 21, 2019
His name is literally Chance. Poore.
Stoops: Story of the game, obviously, was the way we started. Didn't have them ready to play, he said. "They beat us in all phases, in particular to start."— Josh Moore (@JoshMooreHL) September 21, 2019
So far in this game don’t talk to me about coaching. WRs have to make big plays. Defenders have to tackle. Two poorly executed calls that were GREAT calls. Cats need a good drive here!— Jacob Tamme (@JacobTamme) September 21, 2019
Chance Poore is now 5-for-11 career on field goals. pic.twitter.com/JF5rP9666c— ThrowboyTees (@ThrowboyTees) September 21, 2019
Chance Poore out+Ruffalo in=straight cash homie— Barstool UK (@BarstoolUK) September 21, 2019
Take away the dropped touchdown passes and the missed field goals and Kentucky is winning 30-20.— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) September 21, 2019
Lynn Bowden is the first SEC player with at least 129 receiving yards and 37 rushing yards in a road game since Tennessee's Alvin Kamas at Texas A&M on October 8th, 2016— Corey Price (@coreyp08) September 21, 2019
The good news is as bad as UK played, their next opponent was far worse, as next week will be a great chance for the Cats to get back on track.
I’m going to act like UK didn’t play a football game today and enjoy the rest of the evening by watching @GeorgiaFootball annilate Norte Dame. Then tomorrow, I’ll start believing UK will get back in the win column at South Carolina. This is no time to throw in the towel. #BBN— Oscar Combs (@wildcatnews) September 21, 2019
Beat South Carolina next week and there's still a realistic chance to get to 8 wins. 8 wins in a 'down year' is massive. Just beat South Carolina again— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) September 21, 2019
South Carolina got wrecked. pic.twitter.com/ysCrYhcA1s— Adam Luckett (@AdamLuckettKSR) September 22, 2019