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Friday Quickies: Joey Gatewood Edition

Kentucky’s recent transfer will make his first college start.

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NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Kentucky Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky’s Joey Gatewood was recently made eligible for the Wildcats. The transfer quarterback was then announced on Thursday afternoon that he’ll be starting his first college football game this Saturday against the Georgia Bulldogs.

His teammate and fellow quarterback Terry Wilson will miss any and all action this week with a wrist injury he suffered during last Saturday’s game.

While College Football Focus grades Kentucky’s offensive line above even Alabama so far this season, Gatewood has still been thrown into the Wildcats’ second toughest game of the year.

His receivers have been playing poorly and the rushing attack over the last two weeks has been somewhat pedestrian. Throw in the lack of consistency with Eddie Gran’s play-calling and Gatewood seems to have an uphill to climb.

However, Gatewood also provides a new spark to an offense struggling for all of those reasons. So it will be interesting to see how the team rallies around him against one of college football’s most talented team.

What’s your prediction for Gatewood’s first start?

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