Kentucky Football: Wildcats end losing streak but can’t slam door on Vandy

Kentucky wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson
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Someone explain why Coen and White made UK disappear after halftime

For a team that had won six games to start the season only to watch it implode the next three, this team needed more than a feel-good, let’s get back to winning victory. It was not enough.

Then needed an old-fashioned beat down.

Big Blue Nation couldn’t even enjoy the fact Kentucky was now 7-3 and had just locked up second place in the SEC East heading for a 9 and even 10 win season should they win out.

Instead, they were fuming over why Coen and defensive coordinator Brad White seemed to shut everything down for the second 30 minutes of action.

The internet was expecting to finally see Beau Allen get playing time. Nope.

Not when you let Vandy outscore you 14-3 in the second half after dominating the opening half.

There was no reason as to why Kentucky could not cover the spread against a team that has not won an SEC game in 19 straight tries.

The spread was 21 points, and I’ll admit that I called my prediction exactly right because I didn’t have confidence they could put the pedal to the metal.

Sorry, Commodores but we were once with you at the bottom of the SEC, but if we want to be taken seriously we have to score 50 points and beat teams we should beat soundly. That’s the way the game is played now.

Next week Kentucky will host senior day playing New Mexico State, a team that is 1-9 this year and was pummeled 59-3 today by Alabama. Kickoff is set for Noon and can also be seen on the SEC Network. They end the season in two weeks at rival Louisville.

Next. UK basketball rolls over Robert Morris. dark