Will Levis bounced back in his first game back with 200+ yards, one touchdown and one interception. Levis gave BBN a scare when he went to the locker room in the second half, holding his shoulder/arm. He came back out and helped Kentucky put up 24 points in the second half.
Kentucky now gets a much-needed bye week before heading to Knoxville for a date with the white-hot Vols after a historic win over Alabama.
The Kentucky defense will look to have wide receiver Tayvion Robinson, who missed tonight’s game with an injury, back before then to be fully healthy going in to Knoxville.
Kentucky is 5-2 going into the bye week, and here are tonight’s reactions to the win over the Bulldogs.
I told y’all I love it don’t bet against us when we have 7 and 24 back there. Now y’all know what time it is see y’all in Knoxville. Let freaking go.— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) October 16, 2022
Big man hit a belly roll pic.twitter.com/0ulLjF4xjE— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 16, 2022
Will Levis on SEC Network postgame, about his injured arm: "Got the magic shot and came back out here. It's my left shoulder, so who cares?" Grins.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) October 16, 2022
Endearing is the word that comes to mind with Levis.
Levis passionately speaking on behalf of the Big Blue Wall after the win against No. 16 Mississippi State— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) October 16, 2022
Chris Rodriguez: 30 carries, 196 yards, 2 TD tonight.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) October 16, 2022
Dude missed the first four games of this season and still might break Benny Snell's career rushing record.
Kentucky deserves to win this game pic.twitter.com/HR63fEZYn9— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) October 16, 2022
19 on Mississippi state tried to murder our dude pic.twitter.com/h4dtJuQwIK— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) October 16, 2022
Perfectly-balanced effort by Kentucky’s offense tonight:— Maggie Davis (@MaggieDavisTV) October 16, 2022
239 yards in the air
239 yards on the ground
478 yards of total offense
Will Levis on his injury: "Went back there, got the magic shot. It's my left shoulder, who cares."— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) October 16, 2022
I owe Deondre Buford an apology. Thought the Cats would mightily struggle without Flax. Kid battled, kept swinging and won. Respect, young man.— Freddie Maggard (@FredMaggard606) October 16, 2022
OL and DL postgame chest X-rays. pic.twitter.com/ed5O0PlZ2q— Jeremy Jarmon (@DoubleJJ90) October 16, 2022
Just a massive, massive win.— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) October 16, 2022
A week ago, DeAndre Square was the last player off the field after the loss to South Carolina. Tonight he helped seal a crucial win for the Cats. Man, we’re gonna miss him. pic.twitter.com/HKGhiD6nqb
Kentucky gets a well deserved and desperately needed bye week.— Danny Davis LLTC5 (0-0) 19 (11-5) 22 5-2 (@DannyDa27021564) October 16, 2022
Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach postgame on Chris Rodriguez Jr.— Cameron Drummond (@cdrummond97) October 16, 2022
“That running back in particular just pounded us”
Leach said Rodriguez played as good at running back as anyone he’s seen in the SEC this season. https://t.co/n5FL3WpxK4
"Like Mississippi State's offense at times tonight, another dry spell is on the way." pic.twitter.com/SqzOJhJwdn— Dillon Gaudet (@GaudetWeather) October 16, 2022
Don't let Kentucky get hot— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) October 16, 2022
Awesome postgame interview from @bigblueinsider1 who spoke with Kenneth Horsey. Highly recommend going back and listening to it.— Big Blue Drew (@BigBlueDrew33) October 16, 2022
On the crowd:
“We heard y’all all night. Y’all was rocking tonight!”