Kentucky finds itself trailing Ole Miss on the road in the first half of Saturday’s SEC showdown between 2 top-15 teams.

Midway through the 2nd quarter, Wildcats coach Mark Stoops made a curious decision.

On a 3rd-down play, Stoops declined a holding penalty that would have pushed the Rebels out of field goal range.

Granted, it was going to be a long attempt, but Jonathan Cruz split the uprights from 53 yards to push Ole Miss’ advantage at the time to 19-6.

It’s a decision that Stoops will likely be asked about after the game.

But it’s one that has drawn plenty of criticism on social media this afternoon:

https://twitter.com/champagnapapi_/status/1576259398741041152?s=20&t=7nvYXogiefxeHuk2QdB2Gg

Kentucky did answer the field goal with a touchdown drive and now trails 19-12 late in the 1st half.