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Sunday Headlines: Time for the Bye Edition

Time is running out for Kentucky to turn things around.

NCAA Football: Missouri at Kentucky Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

The days continue to become darker for Kentucky Football. Just a week after their blowout loss at Georgia, Kentucky was handed what’s being deemed a bad home loss to the Missouri Tigers, 38-21.

Aside from their first two drives, nothing went quite right for Kentucky on Saturday night.

The Wildcats jumped out to a 14-0 lead but were then outscored 38-7 in blowout fashion. Turnovers, penalties, drops, and questionable coaching in key situations all led to frustrated fans for a second consecutive week.

Thankfully, fans will get a break from any further disappointment as Kentucky enters their bye week. With a 5-2 record, you would think there would still be some optimism surrounding the 2023 season. But all signs point to this bye week making or breaking the back half of the year for Kentucky — and the odds aren’t in their favor.

During his time at Kentucky, head coach Mark Stoops is 5-8 coming out of a bye. And recent memory doesn’t help, considering last year’s game following the bye was a blowout loss at Tennessee.

Well, could you guess who is on deck for Kentucky when they return to the field?

A Tennessee Volunteers team that enjoys any chance they get to beat up on the Wildcats.

And even after that game, it doesn’t get any better for Kentucky. The Wildcats head to Mississippi State the week after their matchup with Tennessee before returning home to host the dreaded Alabama Crimson Tide.

Securing a victory over Missouri to carry some momentum into the bye week would’ve been a great plan to execute. But instead, Kentucky now heads into the off week having lost two straight and will be asked lots of questions on what exactly needs to change for this team to show signs of improvement.

Let us know what changes you would try to implement during Kentucky’s bye week and how you think Kentucky will fare once they start the back half of their schedule.

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Kentucky Caves in 38-21 Loss to Missouri - KSR

Disappointing effort last night.

Patriots ink QB/WR Malik Cunningham to roster - ESPN

Former Louisville QB gets his shot.

QUICK TAKES: Missouri 38, Kentucky 21 - Cats Illustrated

Wildcats didn’t really do anything well last night.

Alabama good, not great, in victory over Arkansas - ESPN

They’re just not dominating like usual.

PHOTOS – Big Blue Madness - Vaught’s Views

Looking back at Friday night’s highlights.

Kirk Cousins expected to stay with Vikings in 2023 - ESPN

Will this be his last season in Minnesota?

Kentucky Men’s Soccer Records Third Straight Draw - KSR

The ties keep coming.

Logan Paul tops Dillon Danis - ESPN

This was rather underwhelming.