Kentucky Football: Wildcats stun Florida sending the Bluegrass into a frenzy

Kentucky's Trevin Wallace celebrates
Kentucky's Trevin Wallace celebrates /
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Kentucky defense proves it can bring the heat and deliver top-notch performance

Last week against South Carolina it took the defense to fight off an upset bid by the Gamecocks, but from the opening kickoff with Florida receiving it the D had something to prove – they are legit.

Kentucky had 18 different players record at least 1 tackle in a game where Florida ran 71 plays. The Kentucky offense only ran 47.

Josh Paschal may be a millionaire with his NIL deals after tonight’s performance.

Paschal recorded seven tackles, two solos for losses, and one assist for a loss. His block of a field goal was the third of his UK career.

DeAndre Square was a beast all over the field making 13 tackles while Jones made 9. Carrington Valentine, Tyrell Ajian, and Yusuf Corker each pulled down 8 Gators.

JJ Weaver continues his remarkable season with an interception to kill a Florida drive after Levis threw an interception.

We can find all the numbers we want but ultimately it came down to the defense wanting this victory and they sure weren’t going to let Florida win it.

Coach Mark Stoops likened the game to a boxing match in his post-game media address.

"“It’s like a boxer you have to keep on fighting and put yourself in position and eventually, you are going to knock them down. You’ll get wins like this it’s not easy but you just have to keep on banging.”"

They may have given up 371 total yards when all was said and done, but Florida could find nothing to exploit while the Cats didn’t give up ANY big plays.