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Good morning, everyone! Hope everything is going well this weekend as we all wind down the last weekend of summer.
Hello, fall! Please make it colder by the way! I would really appreciate it.
Kentucky vs. Mississippi State
In other news, in case you did not watch the game yesterday, the Cats fell to the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 28-13
. Missed opportunities put the Cats in a chokehold in the first half. However, the response in the second half was from a different team. A team that could come back from a deficit if it came to it.
The score might not show it, but by only giving up just one touchdown in the second half until the last few minutes of the game, the defense turned up. The increased tenacity caused not only a fumble but a few scenarios that gave the offense an opportunity to go score in the fourth quarter.
In most of the second half, the Cats got to the red zone but didn't finish the drive how they would have wanted to. In his post-game press conference, Lynn Bowden Jr. spoke about the problem in the second half - not finishing drives.
"We want to score every chance we get," said Bowden on not finishing drives in the second half. "We just gotta work on finishing, I don't think we finished well tonight. We just got to get back to the lab."
One thing to look out for going forward is that, while Kentucky was gearing to go back into the second half and make the run, Cats fans got a scare. Grad-transfer quarterback Sawyer Smith was seen heading back to the locker room as the second half was being kicked off.
For the gritty QB, Smith said post-game that he felt "100%" going back out there and said there was no way he wasn't going to go back out there with his teammates.
Smith's sore shoulder might be something to look out for during this upcoming week. Take a look at Mrs. Tyler Thompson's article on what head coach Mark Stoops had to say about the injury
If you want to find more takeaways on the game, here's what Starkvegas' #1 tourist Drew Franklin had to say about the loss against Mississippi State
Kentucky's next game will be in a week against South Carolina on the road in a night game down in Columbia.
Other SEC Action on Saturday
Like every Saturday in college football, there are more games being played. For the SEC, history was made early in the day by LSU quarterback, Joe Burrow.
Against the Vanderbilt Commodores, the LSU Tiger put up a historic amount of passing TDs with six total in the game - a school record.
The Tigers ultimately won the game against Vandy, 66-38.
While Burrow was making history, Florida was gearing up for a rivalry game against SEC East rival, the Tennessee Volunteers. The first game since the grueling injury to starting quarterback Felipe Franks. In case you didn't hear 50 million times yesterday, it was the first start for Florida's quarterback Kyle Trask since his freshman year in high school. For his JV squad.
The Gators punished the Volunteers all game with a score of 34-3.
Kyle Trask was 20/28 completions with a couple of passing touchdowns and interceptions.
Then lastly, the big game of college football yesterday was the HUGE matchup for Georgia as they welcomed in a seventh-ranked team in the country, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
If you didn't see the game, let me tell you this, it was PHAT in Sanford Stadium. Yes... PHAT.
A crazy game with a crazy finish as this was the last touchdown for Georgia as they would go on and beat the Irish, 23-17.
What a ball from Jake Fromm.
Also, as a band member, shoutout to my fellow colleague in UGA's band. Way to be passionate!!
Cats in the NFL
As college football has come to a close this week, that means one thing. NFL SUNDAY BABY!!! Here is today's rundown with former Cats on the gridiron.
Hope everyone's Sunday is a great one! Last day till we all get back to work and next Saturday will be here faster than we know it. One last thing, I want to give a shoutout to my brother and my mom, Happy Birthday!! Some of my favorite people that have made me who I am today!
Happy Fall, y'all. Go Cats!