Kentucky was obliterated by an Arkansas team that looked much more like the top-10 team that they were supposed to be this year. The Wildcats were embarrassed by the previously inconsistent Razorbacks and today’s recap will be short as many of the issues from earlier in the year still remain.
- The young players are getting tons of early experience.
- No one was hit by lighting.
Room for improvement:
- I am starting to become concerned that Jalen Whitlow is really not the answer. The guy has Morgan Newton’s pocket presence and that is not a compliment.
- Kentucky’s offense started out trying to get creative, then got very vanilla as the game went on.
- The quarterbacks combined for 4 completions.
- The defense was atrocious and let Arkansas have their way all night.
- Kentucky gave up 24 first downs, 533 total offensive yards, and allowed the Razorbacks to convert 8 of 11 third downs. The entire defense is ineffective and hopeless. It’s time to try something new at this point.
- The coaching staff was out-schemed by a lame duck staff.
The bottom line:
- This game was always going to be a long shot. The struggles that Arkansas has endured early on this season were self-inflicted and the team is now looking like the squad that many thought would challenge Alabama and LSU for the SEC west. The Kentucky offense was terrible, the Kentucky defense was terrible, and the final outcome was unfortunately a blood bath. I don’t know how it gets better from here, I just know it can’t get any worse.