Good news: football is back. Bad news: Kentucky got embarrassed against a team that really wasn’t that much better than them.
The Kentucky Wildcats looked like a very rusty team throughout the day, committing costly turnovers, not executing on plays, and just looked like they needed a few more practices under their belt. With the amount of veterans on this field for the Wildcats, that is a little disappointing.
Kentucky lost the turnover battle 3-0, and also had some questionable play-calling and decision making, such as Max Duffy’s failed fake punt attempt.
Terry Wilson showed flashes of being a good quarterback, but in his first game back, looked a little off-beat, as we all expected after not playing a game in over a year.
Kentucky gets Ole Miss at home next weekend:
Being disappointed by UK Football is the most normal I’ve felt in 7 months.— Chet Lemond (@ChetLemond) September 26, 2020
Yes, Terry Wilson is back. Yes, you want to be more balanced than Kentucky was last season. Yes, you're down two scores. But your identity is smash-mouth football, not dink and dunk.— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) September 26, 2020
FINAL SCORE:— Oscar Combs (@wildcatnews) September 26, 2020
Nice competitive first half until the final minute. Refs screw up big-time & then the Cats took possession of the “screwing up” baton for the entire second half. Sad finish. Now, back to the grind.@UKFootball hosts Ole Miss next Sat at 4 pm.
Terry should not have 13 rushes when Smoke has 7, and Rose with 10— Dylan Ballard (@DylanBallard_UK) September 26, 2020
Kentucky had every opportunity to win this game.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) September 26, 2020
Bo Nix was 16/27 for 233 yards, 3 TD and 0 INT. Passer rating of 168.4. Any recipe for an upset included the secondary matching up better than that.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) September 26, 2020
"I don't understand it either. He was clearly in. I didn't get good explanations all day." Stoops referring to the ignorant non-touchdown call from the refs.— Eli Gehn (@EliGehnTV) September 26, 2020
Kentucky: More total yards than Auburn, more passing yards, more rush yards, fewer penalties, fewer penalty yards.— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) September 26, 2020
Whole game came down to three plays: The non-TD run, Terry Wilson fumble, fake punt
Score isnt reflective of the fact Kentucky was the better team most of the game
They took it to us in the 2nd Half— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) September 26, 2020
Lots of mental errors and poor decisions
We'll never know how it would've changed the complexion of the game if Chris Rodriguez's touchdown counted at the end of the first half.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) September 26, 2020
But there's a bunch of coaching stuff (and baffling individual player decisions) to question ever since.
Waited six months for it— Brent Rainscott (@BrentWainscott_) September 26, 2020
Secondary got torched from start to finish. Very disappointing effort.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) September 26, 2020
I mean the turning point was the missed touchdown call. All downhill from there.— Cameron Newton (@morrisoncrying) September 26, 2020
Total yards: UK 384 Auburn 324— Big Blue Drew (@BigBlueDrew33) September 26, 2020
Passing yards: UK 239 Auburn 233
Rushing yards: UK 145 Auburn 91
First downs: UK 21 Auburn 16
Time of Poss: UK 36:30 Auburn 23:30
Turnovers: UK 3 Auburn 0
I'm dead inside.— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) September 26, 2020
Ole Miss, Kentucky's next opponent, lost at home to Florida 51-35 in Lane Kiffin's debut as the Rebels head coach.— John Clay (@johnclayiv) September 26, 2020