Kentucky made a number of mistakes that proved costly in a 22-19 loss at Ole Miss on Saturday.

Included were a pair of 4th quarter fumbles by Wildcats quarterback Will Levis, both of which came in the final 3 minutes with Kentucky in range for a game-typing field goal.

Of course, before the 2nd fumble, Levis looked to have thrown a go-ahead TD pass. The play, however, was called back due to an illegal motion penalty.

After the game, Mark Stoops was asked about his senior signal caller, and the Wildcats coach had no intention of letting Levis shoulder the blame for the loss.

Rather, Stoops praised his QB’s performance.

“For him, there’s a lot of moving pieces, a lot going on,” Stoops said of Levis. “He’s playing very good football. You know, If we get our guys set, he throws a dime and wins the game and everybody’s saying, ‘wow,’ pretty impressive to lead us back on two drives late in the game. … Not sure on the very last fumble what happened on the protection there.”

Levis completed 18-of-24 passes for 220 yards and 2 touchdowns in the loss.

Kentucky is now 3-1 on the season and will look to bounce back from its 1st loss against South Carolina at home nest Saturday.