Mistakes. Mistakes. Mistakes.
That was the theme for the Cats today in their 29-13 loss at Auburn. UK had four turnovers for the game, all back-breaking and tough to recover from.
The first giveaway came after what appeared to be a touchdown from Chris Rodriguez that would’ve put the Cats up 13-8, but instead the referees ruled him short. UK then was stopped on 2nd down, and chose to pass on the next play in attempt to catch Auburn off guard, but instead UK senior quarterback Terry Wilson threw an interception.
After the game, Kentucky Head Coach Mark Stoops still did not understand why Rodriguez was not ruled in the end zone.
“He was clearly in. I really didn’t get good explanations all day,” he said.
That series of events ultimately destroyed all of Kentucky’s momentum, and led to an inefficient second half. From an 8-7 halftime score, Auburn just took over — beating the Cats 21-6 in the final two quarters.
Auburn QB Bo Nix finished the game going 16-27 passing with 233 passing yards and three touchdowns passes. Two of the TD passes that Nix threw were to junior wideout Seth Williams, who torched the Cats with six catches and 112 yards.
UK’s inability to stop Williams combined with the turnovers can be chalked up as the main reasons that the Cats were unable to come out victorious.
At the end of the day, however, Kentucky will have a chance at vengeance next week against Ole Miss.