Kentucky Wildcats should attack Mississippi State through the air

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Oct 5, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; Kentucky Wildcats running back Ryan Timmons (1) makes a touchdown reception in the fourth quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports


The Kentucky Wildcats will hit the road this week against Mississippi State in a game that is very winnable, but even against a 3-3 Bulldogs squad, the Cats will have to play their most complete game of the season in order to come out of Starkville with their first SEC road win in nearly four years.

It would also be the Cats’ first SEC win in the Mark Stoops era. The game will be in primetime on Thursday night after both teams has their bye-week.

“I think should help us going into this game,” Stoops said Monday about the bye-week. “I think our preparation has been very good. I feel like the team is in a good place right now.

“I feel like we’re getting our legs back up underneath us. I feel like we’re getting a little bit healthier, and we’ve had some good work, so that should be good.”

Jalen Whitlow recovered enough from an ankle injury sustained against Alabama to practice this week, though he’ll likely be backing-up Maxwell Smith Thursday night

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