Football: 3 Takeaways from the Kentucky/Georgia Game

Missed Opportunities/Mental Mistakes

Throughout the first half and third quarter, Kentucky had opportunities to at least make the game competitive. Some examples are the roughing the kicker penalty after Kentucky got a stop being up 3-0, the dropped pass by Tavin Richardson near the end of the first half, and the failure to stop Georgia after making it a 13-21 game at the beginning of the second half. I’m not saying Kentucky would have won had all these not happen but it could’ve at least been more competitive.

Tackling

This could be apart of the section above but today’s tackling was so bad it deserves its own section. Prior to today’s game tackling had been much improved compared to past Kentucky teams but today did not showcase that at all. Mike Edwards missed some, Josh Allen missed some, everyone seemed to have at least one missed tackle. This is an issue that needs to be fixed before the Cats play an elusive Lamar Jackson and a great Louisville offense.

On to Louisville

At the end of the day, not many people thought Kentucky would win and the Cats didn’t have much to lose. It’s important Kentucky doesn’t dwell on this game too much as Louisville comes in confident after a blowout win against Syracuse. Kentucky has been known for responding to adversity this season as they haven’t lost back-to-back games this season. The heart of the Cats will be tested once again as they have to contain Lamar Jackson. Let’s get to 8-4!

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