The Kentucky Wildcats get their second win of the season over the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 38-17, but it came at a price. Mid-way through the third quarter, Terry Wilson was drug down by a horse collar tackle, and stayed down.
Wilson was eventually braced up and carted off the field. You don’t want to assume the worst, but it’s hard not to think about the possibility of Wilson missing a significant length of time.
However, Sawyer Smith stepped up in a big way. Tossing two touchdown passes in his short stint in the game.
Still, prayers up for our QB1 Terry Wilson.
Next up? The Florida Gators in front of a sold-out Kroger Field
Here’s what social media had to say:
On Heroes' Day, we say thank you.— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) September 8, 2019
(And score TDs.)#WeAreUK #BringIt pic.twitter.com/hHSh7g3BZN
#Caturday night atmosphere in Kroger Field.— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 8, 2019
Great showing from the student section on a beautiful early September evening in Lexington. #BringIt pic.twitter.com/HzOZ1Ga1H8
Oh my goodness. Kavosiey Smoke with all the moves taking it to the house. Mercy. pic.twitter.com/hFHsvKosvr— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) September 8, 2019
Well, hot damn, Ahmad Wagner is a bona fide dude now. This time he drew the PI flag AND caught it on the same play. Broke free, 54-yard TD from the backup QB, Sawyer Smith.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) September 8, 2019
Keaton Upshaw is a HOSS! pic.twitter.com/gpgLCu1AfN— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) September 8, 2019
The cart is out for Terry Wilson in what looks to be a knee injury. Time to see what Troy transfer Sawyer Smith is all about. It’s a situation you don’t want to be in, but Smith has big game experience, including his best game being in the Trojans bowl game last year.— Charlie Walter (@CharlieWalterTV) September 8, 2019
Kash is motioning for the EMU guys to come over to the UK sideline. He’s mega pissed.— Big Blue Drew (@BigBlueDrew33) September 8, 2019
The crowd is chanting Terry, Terry as he's carted off and he gives a thumbs up to the crowd.— Keith Farmer (@KeithFarmer18) September 8, 2019
Since 1993, the best records by a UK quarterback in their first 15 career starts at the school: 12-3, Terry Wilson; 10-5, Stephen Johnson; 9-6, Mike Hartline— Corey Price (@coreyp08) September 8, 2019
Lotta love for Terry Wilson as he rides off on a cart with his left leg immobilized. Crowd loudly chanting his name. But man, the outlook for UK is bleak without him for any extended period.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) September 8, 2019
Sawyer Smith's first completion is a 54 yard TD pass to Ahmad Wagner. That will do. pic.twitter.com/TrD0VQSmcv— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) September 8, 2019
.@smittyyy22's first pass attempt in Kentucky Blue was a TD#BringIt pic.twitter.com/Qgv1PpuRmW— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 8, 2019
Lynn Bowden: 66 yards on two kick/punt returns, 54 yards and a TD on seven catches, 32 yards on one pass thrown, 17 yards on two rushes.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) September 8, 2019
Kavosiey Smoke: 22 carries for 215 yards, 3 TD in his young career. Nearly 100 tonight. Should be RB1.
Cats have some weapons.
Final | Kentucky 38, Eastern Michigan 17— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) September 8, 2019
Terry Wilson: 14-26, 114 yards, 8 rush, 43 yards, TD
Sawyer Smith: 5-9, 76 yards, 2 TD
Kavosiey Smoke: 11 rush, 92 yards, TD
AJ Rose: 17 rush, 82 yards, TD
Ahmad Wagner: 3 rec, 71 yards, TD
Lynn Bowden: 7 rec, 54 yards, TD
Your University of Kentucky Wildcats tackle football team has defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles. They remain undefeated and in control of their own destiny to win the national championship.— Aaron Flener (@AaronFlener) September 8, 2019
Congrats to the Cats for a good win tonight. Very sorry to hear of the injury to Terry Wilson. Saw the last 6 min and was impressed with his replacement. We will be back there for Arkansas game.— Rich Brooks (@UKcoachbrooks) September 8, 2019
Kentucky defeats Eastern Michigan 38-17 Saturday at Kroger Field. @heraldleader @KentuckySports @JoshMooreHL pic.twitter.com/rU3IseqU6a— Alex Slitz (@AlexSlitzPhoto) September 8, 2019
This next week we have two objectives:— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) September 8, 2019
1. Learn about Sawyer Smith
2. Get ready to kick Florida’s ass
Victory, Kentucky!#BBN, see you back in sold-out Kroger Field next Saturday vs. The Gators | #BringIt pic.twitter.com/mOtQBOQTVd— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 8, 2019
Bonus Tweets: Tennessee lost again
Just. Keep. Grinding.— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) September 8, 2019
BYU walks it off against Tennessee in overtime! pic.twitter.com/L2aMLz738H
BYU is back! pic.twitter.com/0SO8INigi3— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 8, 2019
Tennessee, right now. pic.twitter.com/Wc4iMcS0wD— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 8, 2019
Tennessee's season pic.twitter.com/G7RbexrPSD— John Robic's Hair (@JohnRobicsHair) September 8, 2019
For just the 2nd time ever, UK is 2-0 in the same season in which Tennessee is 0-2. The only other season it happened: 1893.— Corey Price (@coreyp08) September 8, 2019
Tennessee is still undefeated in SEC play...— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) September 8, 2019
The path to Atlanta is still there!
Tennessee AD, Phillip Fulmer watches on during the Jeremy Pruitt press conference. #Vols pic.twitter.com/ejR84pwLeL— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) September 8, 2019
BREAKING: The SEC has announced that effective immediately it will no longer be acknowledging Tennessee’s presence and that it will be claiming Clemson as the 14th member of the conference— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) September 8, 2019
Tennessee spin zone: Vol fans don't really have to worry about Jeremy Pruitt leaving to take over for Nick Saban at Alabama.— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) September 8, 2019
Although, at this rate, he may replace Butch Jones as Crimson Tide intern for 2020.
Miami 0-2 for 1st time since 1978— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 8, 2019
Tennessee 0-2 for 1st time since 1988
Tennessee is now 0-2 against cat teams in Blue. They have not yet played rival Kentucky.— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 8, 2019
Fans at Kroger Field just saw the Tennessee score and that they lost and started chanting BYU, BYU...— Keith Farmer (@KeithFarmer18) September 8, 2019
UK Fans erupt as they show Tennessee's final score on the jumbotron.— Aaron Gershon (@agershon99) September 8, 2019
The media member that picked Tennessee to win the SEC needs to stand up and publicly take that L.— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) September 8, 2019
Tennessee had a 99.6% chance of winning with 31 seconds left in the game. Pruitt has similar odds of losing his job. pic.twitter.com/Iuj1HMn71D— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 8, 2019
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