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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Matt Ruffolo of Kentucky. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

The jury is still out on just how effective the special teams are

I know. I know. People still are not enamored with kicker Matt Ruffolo. The questions rage of what has he really done for us and why can’t we find another kicker.

That chatter took off after Kentucky looked to ice the game with a late-game field goal to try and seal the victory. Instead, the field goal was blocked giving Missouri life.

In reality, a blown block on the line was to blame according to Stoops, and Ruffolo had no shot at it not being blocked. Otherwise, he is 1 for 1 on the year converting a 45-yarder. Career-wise he is 17 of 20.

On extra points, he is 11 for 11 on the year and 51-54 all-time.

All he needs is one more point to reach 100 career points so honestly, you have to feel he has done all that has been asked of him.

As for punting it’s clear Wilson Berry is still transitioning from playing football in Australia to football in America. We were spoiled with Max Duffy, but Berry needs time to adjust. Through two games he only has four punts for a 37-yard average. I’d feel better if he was closer to 45 yards a kick. He was nursing a back injury for much of the summer.

He probably won’t get much practice against Chattanooga but he will need some more leg against the likes of the Gamecocks, Gators, Tigers, and Dawgs.