The Kentucky Wildcats go down to Columbia and get absolutely embarrassed by the Gamecocks,
It might have been the worst performance by a Stoops-led team in his tenure as they basically showed no fight or looked like they even wanted to be there. The defense did fight hard to keep it fairly close, but the offense was MIA for virtually the entire game.
Nothing on the offensive side of the ball worked. The run was stopped almost instantly every time, and Sawyer Smith looked dreadful. he looks completely not healthy.
Eventually, Kentucky switched to Lynn Bowden at QB late in the game and that result ended in a Kentucky touchdown. Just saying.
All-in-all, it really was a pathetic performance tonight by Kentucky. It was reminiscent of the Joker Philips teams, which is not good.
Here’s what social media had to say:
It's hard to believe this same team probably should have beat Florida.— Derek Terry (@DerekSTerry) September 29, 2019
Most of the focus on Twitter seems to be on Sawyer Smith and he hasn’t been good (and is probably hurt). But this is an all systems failure on Offense— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) September 29, 2019
South Carolina isn’t even good (neither is Miss St) and Kentucky can’t do ANYTHING.
Positives for Kentucky tonight: managed not to get shut out. That’s pretty much it.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) September 29, 2019
Leaving Sawyer Smith in the game to continue to kill his confidence and injure him further is an inexcusable move by the coaching staff. Zero reason for him to still be in the game.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) September 29, 2019
Dude you’re just hurting your QB. This is insane to keep him in. INSANE! You’re letting him get hurt. I don’t understand. I’m so pissed off that I’m calm.— TheStoopsEra (@TheStoopsEra) September 29, 2019
Stoops and his team have gotten flat out punked and embarrassed. Doesn’t matter if QB is hurt, defense has not shown up, O line who was supposed to be so good have been Swiss cheese, WR drops, communication errors...the list goes on and on...— Jon Hood (@Jon_Hood4) September 29, 2019
Max Duffy has 401 punt yards tonight. Four football fields worth of punting.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) September 29, 2019
The preseason script for UK was consistent. Hope the defense does not take too big a step back and that the offense will make up for that if it does. The defense has been solid if not spectacular. The offense has been? Was Terry Wilson this invaluable?— gene abell (@geneabell) September 29, 2019
Stand by what I said about Kentucky's defense at halftime, warts and all. Playing their asses off, especially considering how much those guys have been on the field.— Josh Moore (@JoshMooreHL) September 29, 2019
Has anyone ever thrown more passes to no one than Sawyer Smith?— Logan Hembree (@LoganHembree35) September 29, 2019
5 plays, 84 yards, 7 points.— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) September 29, 2019
LYNN BOWDEN IS THE GREATEST QUARTERBACK EVER.
I just want Kentucky Football to matter. Tonight set us back. And recruiting...who knows the impact.— Terry Jordon (@tnjordon) September 29, 2019
When I die let Kentucky football lower me into the ground so they can let me down one last time.— Lyndsey Gough (@LGonTV) September 29, 2019