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Monday Headlines: Faith in Devin Leary Edition

Leary hasn’t been what Kentucky had hoped for just yet. Is it time to worry?

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Good morning BBN!

It was a weekend to forget for the Kentucky Wildcats as they got beatdown in Athens by the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday night. Shockingly the Cats struggled on defense to slow down the Dawg attack all night, but the struggles in the passing game are something that won't catch any UK fans by surprise.

Although it did click every so often, and Dane Key started to find his footing in this offense, there were still some throws that had to be made early in the game that could have prevented such a blowout.

Devin Leary has struggled, there is no doubt about it. Mark Stoops has continually voiced his optimism that his transfer quarterback will figure it all out, but even he himself had to let out some of his frustrations with the passing game after the loss.

“I was a little disappointed myself,” said Stoops following Kentucky’s 51-13 loss at Georgia. “Usually, I don’t say a lot during games to a quarterback to not get him off, but there’s no excuse to not hit some of those passes. We had some guys wide open, you know? We missed some open plays to keep it close early.”

It hasn't been pretty, but the Cats are exactly where we all expected them to be heading into this week's game with the Missouri Tigers at 5-1.

For the Cats to finish this season strong and make it special, Leary is going to play a huge part. There have been flashes throughout the first six weeks. Now it’s just putting it all together.

A safe bet is that he will.

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Kentucky Picks Up Three Points in 2-0 Win Over Vanderbilt – UK Athletics

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DeLeye’s 19 Kills Push Kentucky to Fourth-Straight Victory – UK Athletics

With Sunday’s result, Kentucky reaches the .500 mark on the season for the first time since it was 1-1 after an opening weekend in the Rockies, as the Wildcats now sport a 7-7 overall record and sit at 5-1 in the Southeastern Conference, sitting in a tie for second place in the league.

UK Women’s Golf Concludes Fall Schedule as Reigning Champions at Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational – UK Athletics

The field will play 36 holes on Monday, followed by the final round on Tuesday. Kentucky will be paired with North Carolina, Michigan State, and Florida for the first round, teeing off hole No. 1 in a shotgun format beginning at 9 am ET.

“The moment was to big for some” in Kentucky’s loss to Georgia- KSR

It was a rough night for the Cats.

Kentucky hangs on to top-25 ranking- KSR

Good news despite the blow-out loss.

Three takeaways from Kentucky’s loss- Cats Pause

Check out some key points after the loss.

Mac Jones benched again; to remain QB1- ESPN

The Patriots struggle once again.

Team USA pursuing Jrue Holiday for 2024 Olympics- ESPN

Next summers roster is starting to shape up.

Latest AP Top-25- CBS

Check out who made the latest top-25.

Achane sets NFL record- CBS

The Dolphins got a steal in Achane.