This season is starting to look a lot like the 2014 season for Kentucky.The Wildcats have lost 5 games in a row.Kentucky started off the season with a bang. They knock off two SEC teams, competed with Auburn and almost beat an eleventh ranked Florida team.
At the beginning of the season, Patrick Towles was having success when it came to passing the ball. Sophomore running back Stanley (Boom) William was unstoppable. Although the Wildcats were able to pull off what some would consider impressive wins; Kentucky’s offense and defense began to show it had major weaknesses halfway through the game they played against Eastern Kentucky. Towles struggled to complete his passes and Dorian Baker could not hold on to the ball. There were also some questions about whether or not Williams was getting enough carries during some of the games earlier this season.
Kentucky fans packed the Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee last Saturday and saw the Wildcats get off to a slow start. They missed two opportunities to score early in the first half; both first-and-goal plays. The Cats could not figure out how to capitalize and put points on the board.
Errors plagued the Wildcats football team for the rest of the game. The Kentucky coach decided to make the change people had been anticipating he’d make all week. They put backup quarterback, Barker in the game in the second half.
Barker managed to put together some very clever passes and completed a pass to Ryan Timmons for 7 yards to give Kentucky a 10 – 7 lead. It wasn’t long before Vanderbilt safety Owen Burks interception the ball getting his second interception of the day.
Early in the second quarter of the game Vanderbilt would get a touchdown that would determine the outcome of the game. Unfortunately, Kentucky wasn’t able to manage a field goal to tie the game and Vandy escaped with a 21-17 win.
The Wildcats still have a chance to compete in a bowl game this season. They have a 4 – 6 record and need to win their last 2 games to become bowl eligible.
Kentucky is favored to win the game against Charlotte this Saturday by almost 25 points according to Kentucky sports radio. Whether they can actually get the win will be based on what Kentucky team shows up this Saturday.
The game will take place in Common Wealth Stadium this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.