The Kentucky Wildcats started quickly, but a brutal second half cost them a 17-13 loss to the Tennessee Volunteers.
It's a game that Kentucky has completely dominated in the first half, but it's just the opposite that started at half-time. It seemed that once Tennessee woke up, they were easily the best team, but the Cats missed a lot of chances to win it.
After generating so much momentum in recent weeks, this loss brings back all the bad feelings of the first two months.
Here's what you need to know about the game:
Lynn Bowden is still running on all defenses
Despite the final result, Lynn Bowden still looked fantastic, even if it was only for the first half. Highlight the reel games, avoiding pressure during the many times the pocket has collapsed on it. However, you must think that a change of Sawyer Smith will be considered next week because of Kentucky's inability to throw the ball and not generate a return.
The curse of the backup quarterback will never end
Tennessee started the match with Brian Maurer, they ended the match with substitute Jarrett Guarantano, replacing, burning Kentucky, of course. The quarterback curse again raised his head, and again, Stoops and co. were not prepared and did not manage to make any adjustments to even slow down Guarantano. The Kentucky defense in the second half gave the impression of a quarter below normal to an All-American and it was embarrassing.
Tennessee receivers destroyed Kentucky high school.
Once Jarrett Guarantano came into play to replace an inefficient Brian Maurer, the UT receivers destroyed the British high school. The secondary player allowed several long passes and offered a cushion of five meters or more per game, allowing the receivers of Flights to open easily.
Conservative game at the end of the first semester
Kentucky had the opportunity to potentially put the nail in the coffin and guess what they did? If you have guessed that you have lost a minute of time and have done nothing to move the ball, you are absolutely right, because Stoops has chosen to bail the ball after performing a solid half-end practice . This ultimately cost a lot in a game that Kentucky lost by just four points and had several scoring attempts in the fourth quarter.
Chris Rodriguez was Kentucky's second best offense in the race tonight alongside Lynn Bowden. Rodriguez did all the good readings, hit all the holes and had his best game as a Wildcat to date. Although he was placed on the start line at the third and goal in a crucial situation, Rodriguez played well.
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