There were many fans across the Commonwealth of Kentucky that likely turned the game off at halftime. Then there were the fans that stayed with the Kentucky Wildcats through thick and thin.
There were a lot of things to appreciate about last night’s game. Mainly the play in the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats lost 35-28 to the South Carolina Gamecocks. It could have been worse. The Cats went into halftime with a 21-7 deficit. They only allowed 6 points by South Carolina during the third quarter so whatever Coach Mark Stoops said at the half must have worked.
It still isn’t enough. It’s a moral victory in a sense given the 21 points that were scored during the fourth quarter but it’s still not a win.
At the same time, though, this is a team that will be seeing growing pains the entire season. While many fans likely turned the game off at some point due to the blowout factor, next weekend will be just as frustrating as the Cats continue a brutal stretch of their 2013 schedule.
Kentucky has already faced three top 25 teams in a row with Alabama looming next week to make it four teams. I’m not feeling great about that one. I hope, however, that it is just like 1997’s game and the goalposts come down.