BLOG: Cats Suffer Setback

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by Kent Spencer

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 4:05 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Kentucky got beat up and pushed around on their way to a 48-7 home loss to the top ranked team in the country. That's Bama.

The numbers weren't pretty. The Crimson Tide had 668 yards of total offense to 170 for Kentucky. For the first time in Alabama's storied program they had a quarterback throw for more than 300 yards while having two 100 yard rushers.

Any hope for Kentucky quickly went away when starting quarterback Jalen Whitlow had to be helped to the sideline after spraining his ankle in the first quarter. Max Smith, who took limited reps in practice this week, was forced into action. The game plan was completely built around Whitlow's skill set.

Mark Stoops was visibly disappointed with his teams effort after the game. Stoops expected his team to show more fight. The UK Head Coach understands the tall task he faces in trying to build this program. However, he demands his kids give it everything they've got on every play and he clearly didn't see that on Saturday night.

The bright light At the end of the tunnel is now here for Kentucky. The toughest part of their schedule is now in their rear view mirror. Unfortunately, their starting quarterback left the field on crutches.

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