Kentucky Football: Quick 5 things we learned from Wildcats mauling ULM

Kentucky's Brendan Bates
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The wait for Kentucky football to kick off the 2021 season finally arrived and the anticipation of what Liam Coen’s offense would bring behind Will Levis delivered in big-time fashion as the Wildcats rolled over Louisianna-Monroe 45-10

In typical Kentucky fashion the defense was stellar and for once in a long, long time didn’t spend a majority of the time on the field trying to bail out the offense.

All of Big Blue Nation was breathing a sigh of relief after a disastrous and characteristic way the Wildcats start games giving up a score they shouldn’t have and Levis throwing a touchdown on his first toss.

Kentucky football shows us what it is truly capable of winning 45-10

The yellow laundry was being tossed around a bit too much early on as well. This will sure to be a point of emphasis in practice this week. The Wildcats always seem to be the recipient of them at the most inopportune moments.

Coach Mark Stoops kicked off his post-game conference with what we expected him to say.

"“All right. Very good win. It’s always good to get off the start of the season with a victory. And, you know, it came with us making some mistakes, like I talked about all through the preseason that we were going to have some highs and some lows in practices and games and throughout the season. There’s going to be some ups and some downs.”"

Kentucky not only lit up the scoreboard they did the stat sheet as well, something we were hoping to witness.

With the Wildcats hoping to challenge for second place in the SEC East this was a good tune-up game that got a lot of players seeing action at nearly every position. Kentucky has the talent and depth and today gave them reps to be ready for game action.

The game plan could have been very vanilla today with Coen not showing much of his hand and playbook with Missouri coming to Kroger Field next week for the SEC opener, but he chose not to and that was a welcome sight.

There were a lot of good things but look at five things we quickly learned from today’s game, and we can dive deeper into upcoming stories.