Properly that was enjoyable, eh? For the primary time since 1984, followers of the soccer ‘Cats can get up this morning after beating Tennessee in Knoxville—and in convincing trend, besides. Mark Stoops’ boys ran wild in opposition to the 18th-ranked Vols on Saturday, piling up practically 300 yards on offense and including loads extra on protection in a surprising 34-7 blowout.
Kentucky (2-2) is formally again to .500 within the SEC, and out of the blue, it’s a complete new schedule forward. We’re recapping all the perfect components from an thrilling Saturday, plus an replace on the MLB playoffs and extra. Go Cats!
Protection Leads the Approach In opposition to Vols
One fumble restoration. Three interceptions. Two pick-sixes. For the second straight week, Kentucky’s protection managed to outscore the opposing offense. They have been so good, even Tennessee’s backup QBs—sure, plural, as a result of Jarret Guarantano was that dangerous—have been powerless. After the debacle that was week two, who noticed this coming from Brad White’s unit?
It was Kelvin Joseph and Jamin Davis who made the massive spotlight performs within the first half, however there’s loads of credit score to go round. Terry Wilson performed a incredible recreation on offense, finishing 12 of 15 passes for 101 yards, one landing and 0 picks whereas including one other 32 yards (and practically one other rating) on the bottom. Chris Rodriguez established himself fairly clearly as RB1, speeding for 73 yards on 13 carries with a landing. Even Joey Gatewood obtained the possibility to point out his stuff, finishing his first go as a Wildcat and speeding for 23 yards in three carries.
As quickly as the ultimate whistle sounded, the celebration was on, and it’s a great one once we get Swaggy Stoops on the postgame present:
Mark Stoops on KSR Postgame Present:
“You ask me if l am completely satisfied about this win? I’m sitting on the bus with a glass of Bourbon. I’m going dwelling and can smoke a cigar. What’s that inform you?
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 17, 2020
To make amends for every part else that you just missed from the celebration in Knoxville, listed here are the hyperlinks to all of yesterday’s posts, together with reactions from the KSR gang:
MLB: Rays Clinch, Dodgers Power Sport 7
After blowing a 3-0 sequence result in the Astros on this week’s American League Championship Sequence, a robust begin from Charlie Morton helped the Tampa Bay Rays eek out a 4-2 win in Sport 7 final night time to clinch the primary spot on this yr’s World Sequence. It’s the second fall traditional look in franchise historical past for the Rays, who joined the league as an enlargement crew in 1998.
On the opposite aspect, the Atlanta Braves as soon as once more have been unable to shut out the top-seeded L.A. Dodgers, who’ve now fought again from a 3-1 gap to tie the NLCS at three video games apiece. Walker Buehler was lights out for L.A., who jumped on Braves ace Max Fried for 3 runs early and managed to carry on for a 3-1 victory.
The deciding Sport 7 shall be tonight at 8:15 p.m. japanese on Fox. The anticipated starters are Ian Anderson for the Braves and Tony Gonsolin for the Dodgers.
Volleyball ‘Cats Full Sweep
Flying underneath the radar this weekend was the beginning of the UK Volleyball season, additionally in opposition to Tennessee. Kentucky shut down the Vols in Lexington 3-0 on Friday and 3-1 final night time to make it a sweep of all issues orange this weekend.
For what it’s price, this needs to be an enormous yr for the ladies of the V-Ball court docket: they have been not too long ago picked third within the nationwide coaches’ ballot, the very best preseason rating in program historical past. And when you want any extra cause to look at, they’re at present being led by Nate Sestina’s girlfriend, Madison Lilley.
Right now’s NFL slate is highlighted by Steelers vs. Browns at 1:00, Buccaneers vs. Packers at 4:00 and 49ers vs. Rams within the nightcap. For native followers, the Bengals play the Colts and the Titans play the Texans, each beginning at 1:00.