Kentucky Football: If the Cats hope to beat Georgia all the stars must align

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Kentucky special teams play has been non-existent of late but needs to show up

We haven’t seen a lot from the Wildcat special teams as of late mainly because they haven’t been needed. But this could be the game every part of them needs to contribute.

Matt Ruffalo hasn’t ventured onto the field in two straight games to even attempt a field goal against Florida or LSU after driving home three against South Carolina. He also didn’t attempt on against Chattanooga but is 4 for 5 otherwise.

He is 24 of 25 on point-after kicks.

Kick returns to me has been baffling. Josh Ali was notorious for the poor decisions on letting punts go that found themselves killed by the opponents inside our 10-yard line and has only returned one for six yards. Robinson had fielded five punts and brought them back for just 17 yards.

Kickoffs have yielded little as well with Zach Johnson bringing five kicks out for 104 yards with 25 being his best.

A spark from any of these players may be the difference-maker we need.