Kentucky WR responds to ESPN's report to not buy the hype on the Wildcats
Kentucky shocked the college football world in Week 2 when the Wildcats took down the Florida Gators in “The Swamp,” 27-16.
It was the first time Kentucky had beaten Florida in 31 years, and the Wildcats began to look like a team on the rise in the SEC.
Last Monday, ESPN writer Will Harris wrote a piece on which teams to “buy and sell,” and mentioned that no one should buy the hype on Kentucky.
“Don’t get carried away thinking that this 2018 Kentucky team is different because of one road win over an opponent who didn’t offer SEC-caliber resistance. Florida is a bad football team in its second game of a program overhaul under a brand new staff. Stoops has amply demonstrated that however much he’s raised the talent level — and therefore the bar for Kentucky’s A-game — he can’t get his team to play consistently enough week after week to be a factor in the SEC race. Stoops’ Wildcats will always be prone to weeks where poor weekday practices and gaffe-filled Saturdays prevail. The SEC East is weak, and some team may emerge from the division with a gaudy record yet be largely a fraud. If it looks like it might be the Cats, don’t buy the hype.”
According to 247Sports, Kentucky wide receiver Lynn Bowden didn’t care for those comments, and he made his feelings known after Saturday’s 48-10 win over Murray State.
“You better believe (the hype,”) said Bowden. He added that this is a different Kentucky team from years past, citing their experience.
Bowden was one of the players of the game against the Racers, recording 89 yards and eight catches, helping the Wildcats improve to 3-0 for the second year in a row.
Kentucky has a chance to acquire another big win on Saturday, when they host No. 14 Mississippi State.