Kentucky Football: Wildcats need to fine tune all facets in polishing off Mocs

Kentucky wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson (Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports)
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For the Kentucky football team, Saturday will be the final dress rehearsal before the main act of the Southeastern Conference schedule commences. The Wildcats have lots of polishing to do and Chattanooga provides the opportunity to do so.

Kentucky (2-0, 1-0) took care of Louisianna-Monroe in the opening game, and then Missouri last week exploited several flaws UK still needs to smooth out before a four-game SEC stretch that will define the type of season the Cats will end up with.

When FCS and Southern Conference member Chattanooga steps onto Kroger Field Saturday they will be looking to add to the list of FCS teams to knock off the bigger FBS schools this season which has happened 12 times already.

Kentucky football looks to clean up its act against Chattanooga

I don’t see that happening in this game. Sure it happened to Vanderbilt by East Tennessee, but then we’re talking about Vandy and not really something to hang your helmet on if you do beat them.

For the Wildcats it’s a week to go unscathed in the turnover department, find more weapons, get some pressure in the Mocs backfield, and as usual special teams need help and work.

UK coach Mark Stoops never downplays anything or any opponent but realizes like he always preaches it’s all about what his teams need to do and not worry about who’s lined up across the line of scrimmage.

"“It’s about us this week. Much the same, we need to concentrate on ourselves. We have to focus on ourselves. No matter who we’re playing, you’re going to always hear me talk about us. We have respect for everybody we play but it’s about us."

So what do Stoops and his troops want to work on and what does Big Blue Nation want to see on the field this weekend? Let’s take a look at three key areas.