The Kentucky Wildcats went into Knoxville last Saturday and completely dominated the Tennessee Volunteers, getting a 34-7 blowout victory for their first win in Neyland Stadium since 1984.
A big complaint so far from the fanbase has been the QB play of Terry Wilson. However, really his only poor performance was against Mississippi State, which is a game that Kentucky still won.
Wilson has now been the starting QB for ending the Florida streak, a 10-win season ending with a Citrus Bowl win over Penn State, and ending the streak against Tennessee on the road.
On Saturday, Wilson was only asked to pass the ball 15 times, and he completed 12 of those attempts for 101 yards and a TD. He also rushed the ball 8 times for 32 yards, which was second-most on the team.
On the season, Wilson has completed 58/90 (64.4%) passing attempts while only throwing one INT that Mark Stoops has since said wasn’t necessarily Wilson’s fault due to a receiver running the wrong route that put a defender in a spot that Wilson would’ve never expected him to be.
Wilson has also rushed the ball 56 times for 253 yards and three TDs, which is four yards off from leading the team and one TD away from leading the team.
On Tuesday, Pro Football Focus released their highest-graded SEC QBs, and Wilson came in at No. 4 with a grade of 76.7.
Wilson was behind Mac Jones (Alabama; 94.3), Myles Brennan (LSU; 87.8), and Kyle Trask (Florida; 77.0).
Highest-graded SEC QBs— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 20, 2020
1. Mac Jones, Alabama - 94.3
2. Myles Brennan, LSU - 87.8
3. Kyle Trask, Florida - 77.0
4. Terry Wilson, Kentucky - 76.7 pic.twitter.com/KQqKK2GX6H
So far in the early season, Wilson has received a lot of criticism, but when you look at the numbers he is putting up and now the overall grade he has been given by PFF, it is obvious that Wilson is putting together a very solid season and doesn’t deserve all of the criticism he is receiving.