However, they are going to have to do it without one of their best defensive linemen.
In the matchup with the Florida Gators last Saturday, Marquan McCall suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury early on that kept him out of the remainder of the game.
Monday, Mark Stoops spoke with the media for his pre-LSU press conference. He was asked about McCall’s injury and Stoops announced that “He’ll be out for a little bit.”
Stoops would go on to describe McCall’s injury as a “lower extremity,” which could still mean his ankle.
"He'll be out for a little bit," Stoops said of McCall, describing it as a "lower extremity" injury. Josaih Hayes also got "dinged up" but Stoops expects him to play.— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) October 4, 2021
On top of McCall, Stoops noted that defensive tackle Josaih Hayes was also “dinged up” but he expects that Hayes will be able to play on Saturday.
With McCall out, it will mean that Hayes and fellow sophomore Justin Rogers will be seeing their snap counts rise Saturday. Rogers saw a lot more action against the Gators when McCall went down, and the Kentucky defensive line still held Florida in check.
The backups will have to step up once again with LSU coming to town.