Another game, another rough performance for Kentucky’s offense as the Wildcats lost to Georgia 14-3 on Saturday.

Joey Gatewoood made his first start of his Kentucky career and finished the game completing 15 of 25 passes for 91 yards while rushing for 23 yards.

During the game, Kentucky appeared to have no desire to push the ball down the field, despite the fact the offense was stuck in neutral nearly the entire game.

Here are the highlights of Mark Stoops’ postgame press conference following the Georgia game:

Stoops on Joey Gatewood:

“You know going into it, it’s going to be a tough day. Any quarterback that goes into playing Georgia, you know there’s going to be some good and some bad, some havoc in there with the way they can rush.

“I think we are going to put on the film and see some things, more reps, more confidence, more comfort. I felt like some of those throws were there, some opportunities. He has got to anticipate that and get the ball down the field. I think there were certain opportunities there that we’ll look at and wish we could do them over… But overall, I think he did some good things, I think there’s a lot to build on with him, for sure.”

Stoops on lack of passing down the field:

“I was sitting there on the sideline when it was getting late and we were talking with Eddie (Gran) and Darren (Hinshaw) and Joey was told to look for certain routes and he must have felt they were covered. I can’t see exactly what was happening as far as – until we look at the film. I agree.

“That’s exactly what we were saying to him, ‘Put one in there. Get the ball down the field, you have to force it at this point.’ So, yes, we were trying. I agree with you. It was difficult there. But (Georgia) knows that, they know those plays are coming. One they had an opportunity to pick for a touchdown, but fortunately, they dropped it.”

Stoops on what needs to happen to offense the offense:

“I thought they did a good job at times today. We were creative with keeping a really, really talented defense on their heels, as far as the run game, some of the sets we ran. We were giving our kids an opportunity to be successful and move it but we do, we have to create explosive plays in the pass game.

“We have to be more creative, we do have to take shots. Eddie knows that. Eddie’s been hard on himself.”

Stoops on who will start at QB moving foward?

“I don’t think I need to comment on that right now. I haven’t watched any film at all. We will wait to make those decisions.”

Next week, Kentucky is off for a bye week before hosting Vanderbilt on Saturday, Nov. 11.