There are always several constants when it comes to the college football season opener. Excitement, anticipation, heat (especially for those noon kickoffs in August), the anxiety of an inferior opponent getting off to a fast start.
All of those constants were on display when Kentucky opened the season against the Toledo Rockets, who scored a touchdown on their opening drive and promptly forced Kentucky into a three and out on theirs.
Another constant was Kentucky linebacker DeAndre Square. As soon as the game started you kept hearing his name being called over the PA system and that trend continued all afternoon.
He had himself a day. Josh Paschal was out there with him and saw it up close and personal.
Just when you thought he was done stuffing the stat sheet, he had a little something else.
After trailing 7-0 and 14-7 and being tied at 14 at the half, Kentucky was finally able to pull away in the final 30 minutes. There were some mistakes that prevented them from imposing their will earlier and Coach Stoops was very well aware of those.
The 14-point win is nice, but they have a lot of things they want to clean up and they’ll have a chance to do that against Eastern Michigan on Saturday night.