Kentucky melts down against Ole Miss committing multiple mistakes with game on the line
No. 7 Kentucky dropped its first game of the season Saturday.
The Wildcats lost at No. 14 Ole Miss, 22-19.
It’s a loss that is certain to linger for Kentucky, which had every opportunity to win the game.
Mistakes, however, many of which came down the stretch, doomed the Wildcats’ chances.
Most notably, Kentucky had what would have been a go-ahead touchdown called back by penalty in the final 2 minutes of the game.
And senior quarterback Will Levis fumbled twice in the final 3 minutes. Both turnovers came when the Wildcats were in range for what have been a game-tying field goal.
Hell of an effort from Levis, amazing play by Keys to redirect & still be able to jar that ball out! pic.twitter.com/mfoceBf5xs
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) October 1, 2022
Although, converting a tying field goal on this day would have been no sure thing for Kentucky, which had earlier in the game missed a FG attempt while also failing to convert 2 PAT tries.
Additionally, Wildcats coach Mark Stoops declined a penalty that allowed Ole Miss to kick a 53-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter, which proved to be the final winning margin.
Add it all up and Kentucky found a way to lose a game it easily could have won, which did not go unnoticed on social media:
Lots of times when a team loses, it is easy to say “we were better” and it’s usually wrong
But in this case Kentucky played better. But self-inflicted mistakes the whole game did us in.
Had a ton of chances. But Gave it away
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 1, 2022
University of Kentucky Football invented multiple ways to lose a football game today.
— Pauly From Orlando (@Pauly407) October 1, 2022
This one is going to hurt for Kentucky. The game was there to win regardless of the officials. UK has changed the narrative around the football program, it has to continue to do so to get to the top of the SEC. https://t.co/poNgAGgo2z
— theImperfecttl (@imperfecttl) October 1, 2022
Kentucky beat Kentucky
— Eastern Kentucky Athletics (@KentuckyHigh) October 1, 2022
God I hate Kentucky losing because we of our mistakes, I hate it so much!
— Cameron Bundy (@CameronBundyPi) October 1, 2022
Far too often I come away from Kentucky football losses feeling like we beat ourselves.
— KG (In Hell) (@__NotKG) October 1, 2022
Kentucky beat Kentucky today. Not ole miss
— Ethan Woods (@_ethanMwoods_) October 1, 2022
2 fumbles, a safety, a blocked extra point, and a missed chip shot field goal. Kentucky beat themselves today. Tough loss.
— Kevin Booth (@KevBoof) October 1, 2022