Mark Stoops on Kentucky's stagnant offense: 'It's alarming to me'
Kentucky has struggled to a 3-6 record in 2020, ahead of its final regular-season game on Saturday against South Carolina. While the Wildcats’ defense has turned in some strong performance at different points this season, it has not done so consistently.
For that matter, neither has the Wildcats’ offense, which has totaled 13 points in the last 2 games. For the season, it ranks 2nd from last in the SEC in total yardage with 2,626 and last in yards per game with 291.78, nearly 40 yards an outing fewer than Vanderbilt. Its 19.56 points scored per game is the 3rd-least in the conference.
A prime example of the Wildcats’ offensive struggles came during Saturday’s loss to Florida, as Terry Wilson managed just 62 yards on 10-of-18 passing while being intercepted twice, despite 1 touchdown.
“Believe me, it’s alarming to me,” Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops said during his weekly radio show on the UK Sports Network, according to Lexington Herald-Leader beat writer Josh Moore.
“Believe me, it’s alarming to me,” Mark Stoops tells Tom Leach re: offense. “There’s certain things we can address tomorrow” to get better, other things have to wait until the season’s over.
— Josh Moore (@JoshMooreHL) November 30, 2020
Fans are growing frustrated with OC Eddie Gran, so we’ll see if a change is made this offseason.
The Wildcats are set to kick off against South Carolina from Kroger Field in Lexington on Saturday at 7:30 pm ET, with the game set to be televised on the SEC Network.