Updated: Sep 14
If you weren't within a two mile radius of Kroger Field this afternoon, I feel bad for you.
What an environment that was. Tens of thousands of fans, cracking open beer, tailgating, the grills going, and C-A-T-S chants non-stop. You could feel the excitement in the air surrounding Kentucky's new offense scheme, the hopes of having a quarterback who could right out sling it, and the overall giddiness to having a stadium full of fans again.
Will Levis set as the starter in Game 1, quickly brought out all of the 'negative Nancys' from the shadows on the literal first pass of the game. Will Levis' first career throw in Lexington was an interception, that Louisiana Monroe ended up scoring on.
To the fans themselves, but on the next Kentucky drive Will Levis put an end to that, throwing a touchdown on his first pass to Wan'Dale Robinson. Levis would go on to throw 4 touchdowns, becoming the first UK quarterback to throw 4 TD's since Drew Barker in 2015.
The Cats put a beating down on ULM, as planned, for a 1-0 start on the season. Mark Stoops is now 50-50 in his first 100 games as a Head Coach, and plans to become the winningest coach in program history is he catches Bear Bryants record of 60 wins.
The first game of the season went exactly how you would draw it up, and I cannot wait for round two next Saturday. The hype around this team is well deserved, and at all cost if you can make it to a game this year you need to. I think we're at the beginning of something special, and this will be one fun ride.
- Will Levis: 18/26, 367 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
- Beau Allen: 4/7, 52 yards
- Chris Rodriguez: 121 yards
- Kavosiey Smoke: 26 yards
- Josh Ali: 136 yards, 1 TD, 5 catches (58 long)
- Wan'Dale Robinson: 125 yards, 2 TDs, 5 catches (62 long)
- Isaiah Epps: 83 yards