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Sunday Headlines: On To Mississippi State Edition

Time to focus on the Bulldogs.

Dylan Ballard - A Sea Of Blue

As if morale wasn’t tense enough around the Kentucky Wildcats, this morning is now worse.

Following their 33-27 loss to Tennessee last night, Kentucky is spiraling in the wrong direction. After a 5-0 start to the season, the Wildcats have now dropped three straight, with the schedule not getting any easier for head coach Mark Stoops and his team.

Next up for Kentucky is a road trip to Starkville for a matchup against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Considering the remaining schedule (at Mississippi State, vs. Alabama, at South Carolina, and at Louisville), this game appears to be the one Kentucky has their best chance of winning. But according to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the Wildcats are still underdogs.

If there was a “positive” from Kentucky's loss to Tennessee, it was the play of both quarterback Devin Leary and his top receivers — Barion Brown and Dane Key. Leary passed for 373 yards and two scores without any turnovers. Brown and Key combined for 12 catches, 171 yards, and both of Leary’s TD throws. All three had their “breakout” game of the year, which provides some amount of hope for the offense moving forward.

Kentucky will have to clean up their tackling and situational football, though, if they hope to pick up a sixth win to become bowl eligible. At this point, Kentucky beating Alabama seems like a long shot. So that would mean if they’re going to pick up another win this year, it will have to come on the road, and this weekend in Starkville seems like their best chance.

Kickoff for next Saturday’s game is set for 7:30 pm ET with coverage on SEC Network.

Tweet of the Day

Looking like there’s a big year ahead for Rob Dillingham.


Kentucky Makes SEC Tournament Return vs. LSU – UK Athletics

The Wildcats will face the Tigers in the first round, Sunday at 2 pm ET.

Air Rifle Performance Powers Rifle in Win at Navy – UK Athletics

The University of Kentucky rifle team used a strong performance in air rifle to post its first road victory of the season on Saturday.

Kentucky Falls to No. 21 Tennessee on Saturday – UK Athletics

Freshman Ty Bryant led the Cats with a career high 12 tackles, while linebackers D’Eryk Jackson and Trevin Wallace each had 11.

Tre Mitchell Feels it Will be Easy to Lead This Team - Vaught’s Views

He showed up big for them in UK’s first exhibition game.

Titans tell Derrick Henry they don’t plan to trade him - ESPN

Sounds like he’s staying put.

Calipari: Still “nothing crazy” Going On With Big Z - Vaught’s Views

So what is exactly going on?

49ers QB Brock Purdy clears concussion protocol - ESPN

He’ll starts against the Bengals.

Rick Barnes Preaches Patience to John Calipari - Vaught’s Views

Lot of respect between these two.

Kansas hands loss to OU, ends 26-year drought vs. Sooners - ESPN

Surprised by this?

PHOTOS – UK’s Exhibition Game vs. Georgetown - Vaught’s Views

Looking back at moments from Friday night.

Cardinals don’t activate QB Kyler Murray for Sunday’s game - ESPN

Looks like it’ll be one more week until his return.