Kentucky football: Ghost of Wildcat miscues awakens in heartbreaking loss

Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis (Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports)
Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis (Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Tayvion Robinson #9 of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images) /

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get ready for South Carolina

Ok, Big Blue Nation shake off the frustration, and let’s move on. All is not lost there are still seven regular season games to play and the quest for the SEC East title isn’t over yet.

It’s like Kentucky will fall maybe 6 spots or so in the polls and getting into the top five would have been amazing but with South Carolina and Mississippi State up next before our bye week, there are a lot of positive things and potentially a 6-1 record at that point.

Freshman Jordan Dingle recorded his first Wildcat touchdown on a 17-yard pass play and finished with three catches and 30 yards. Tayvion Robinson took a neat shuttle pass from Levis in for a touchdown that fooled everyone.

While it may have been maddening to watch the most important thing is this team was in a position to win and had those ghouls not still had their curse on Ruffolo and others we would be signing a different toon.

You can’t win these types of games if you aren’t in one, to begin with, and it’s clear Stoops has his players believing they are in it right till the very final horn sounds.

The talent and pieces are all there and just need continued cleanup from week to week. They have grown leaps and bounds through five games and look for a vast improvement next weekend in the third SEC contest of the season.

Kentucky returns home to Kroger Field in Week 6 and will host South Carolina at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. The Cats have won two straight games and 7 of the last 8 meetings against the Gamecocks.