5 for Sunday: Enjoy the win, BBN



It feels good to wake up after a Kentucky football win, doesn’t it? Yesterday saw the Wildcats thoroughly beat down the RedHawks of Miami (OH) 41-7. Here is what is going on in Kentucky Wildcats news this Sunday morning.

Let’s face it, Miami (OH) wasn’t a tough opponent. But it was a good confidence builder for this football team and they showed the Air Raid we’ve all been waiting for while putting up huge numbers. We have many things to work on obviously, namely WAY too many flags and mistakes on Special Teams, but the positives far outweigh the negatives after this game. A very good sign that needs to be mentioned is the output of the WR corps in this game. The ball was spread around to everyone, and they stepped up. We’ll have to have those guys continue that play going forward.

Max Smith looks to be the definite starting QB for the Wildcats going forward, with Jalen Whitlow being subbed in quite often during the game, especially in the red zone. Smith was efficient Saturday, throwing for 310 yards with 3 touchdowns on 15-23 passing. Jalen Whitlow was impressive as well, going for 10-12 for 103 yards passing and 48 yards rushing with 1 touchdown.

The Wildcats defense seemed to get the picture after last week’s showing against WKU, allowing no touchdowns and a measly 122 yards from the Miami (OH) offense. The defensive line really turned it around, accounting for 4 sacks and a forced fumble. We know this defensive line can play this well, let’s hope they keep it up.

Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker and Jahil Okafor are in town for their visits to Kentucky this weekend. Don’t be surprised to hear news of a Ulis commitment in the next few weeks and I think he’ll choose the Cats. That would only bode well for our chances in getting the sure-shooting Devin Booker, since both have said on many different occasions that they would enjoy playing together.

We should be proud of the freshman. They put on a dominate performance Saturday, with Javess Blue leading the team in catches and receiving yards and Jojo Kemp leading on the ground. All of BBN knew that the young freshman would be thrown into the fire early and often, but they have came through for us, especially the WR corps. Ryan Timmons showed his Cobb-like versatility often on Saturday, seemingly playing every position on the field. Although this season will be a tough one, no one can deny that the future doesn’t look bright for this football team.

Before I finish up, I have to mention the attendance. It was announced at being just over 58,000, but it didn’t look like that much in person. Something that stunned me was seeing so many people leave during the 3rd quarter. I realize it was a rout, but why not stick around and enjoy the winning? Let’s show off the power of the Big Blue Nation against Louisville and pack the house!


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