Kentucky Wildcats: What We Learned In Week 4, What To Look For In Week 5

By Scott Page
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The Kentucky Wildcats‘ (1-2, 0-0) quarterback questions are still far from being answered as Maxwell Smith has seen limited time at practice because of a shoulder injury, while Jalen Whitlow still reportedly has confidence issues and is still turning over the football. Head coach Mark Stoops hopes that electrifying freshmen could be the cure.

The coaching staff has moved Jo Jo Kemp to the top spot on the depth chart for running backs and Ryan Timmons could start seeing more touches. But that won’t be enough to put points on Florida’s stingy defense and others in the league. Whoever takes the snaps for the Cats will need to play well moving forward if Kentucky has any hopes of avoiding another season in the SEC East cellar.

The Gators intercepted Tennessee four times last Saturday and forced the Volunteers to turn the ball over a total of six times. And that’s not a good sign for Kentucky. Chances are, the Cats won’t end their 26 years of dominance by Florida.

What to look for in Week 5: Offensively, the nearest exit to the locker room. The last thing this offense needs right now is a 60-minute test against the nasty Florida defense. Defensively, can the Cats make a few big plays to keep the team in the game? If the Gators are able to move the ball and control the clock – and not turn the ball over – Kentucky has no chance of winning. The Wildcats need to force a few turnovers and/or make some big plays on special teams this week, because frankly, the offense likely won’t do much of anything against the Gators.

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