Updated: Nov 21
Ladies and gentlemen, Kentucky Football is BACK. In a game in which Mississippi State started both their backup quarterback and running back, the 'Cats took over from the opening kickoff and went to work.
With Kentucky's first win in Starkville since Barack Obama's first year as president, head coach Mark Stoops also celebrates his first SEC West road win in his tenure at Kentucky. The winningest coach in program history has cleared one of the final blemishes on his back. A well-deserved win after a hard-fought game.
With Kentucky winning, their record is now 6-3, allowing the program to become bowl eligible. The UK program will now have gone to 8 straight bowl games, extending the school record again. According to Saturday Down South, as of October 30th Kentucky is projected to play Duke in the Gator Bowl. The full projection can be found HERE.
The injury update is not looking positive after the win. Darrion Henry-Young suffered a non-contact leg injury that looked gruesome. After the injury, Henry-Young was seen putting little-to-no pressure on his leg. Andru Phillips was also held out after experiencing an injury to an extremity. Star quarterback Devin Leary went out of the game near the end of the 3rd quarter due to an eye injury that caused his vision to go blind. After the game, offensive coordinator Liam Coen said that the NC State transfer was having issues communicating plays after not being able to read the sheets, and the eye injury was causing delay of game penalties.