New era in Lexington? Kentucky's domination of LSU in all phases impresses fans, media
Kentucky’s historic season continued on Saturday night with a dominating performance against LSU as the Wildcats improved to 6-0.
The Wildcats jumped out to a three-touchdown lead by the third quarter, and then answered LSU’s lone score with 2 more touchdowns to lead by 28 points early in the fourth. They coasted to a 42-21 victory over LSU in Lexington.
Kentucky’s offense had a burst from last week’s 20-13 win over Florida. Last week, the Wildcats managed just 224 yards offensively and had just one sustained drive over 50 yards, although it delivered a game-tying touchdown.
Against LSU, UK had scoring drives of 44 yards, 69 yards, 75 yards, 75 yards and 56 yards.
But the defense helped, too. Kentucky had 3 sacks, 7 tackles for a loss and a forced fumble by early in the fourth quarter.
Here’s a sampling of the reaction:
GIVE COACH STOOPS WHATEVER HE WANTS! #BBN
— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) October 10, 2021
Kentucky expects to win these games. The coaches, the players, the fans, everyone. That’s a very different UK football program than the one we all grew up with. And by “we all” I mean literally everyone ever. #LSUvsUK
— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) October 10, 2021
Kroger Field press box swaying again.
— Josh Moore (@JoshMooreHL) October 10, 2021
Kentucky had 245 yards rushing through 3 quarters of football against LSU.
LSU had 220 yards total.
— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) October 10, 2021
LSU just hasn’t looked comfortable anywhere tonight. There’s still a whole quarter, but Kentucky is playing elite football right now.
— Jacob Throneberry (@Tberry57) October 10, 2021
If you told me Kentucky would have a 3 touchdown lead on LSU going into the 4th Quarter…#BBN 🤯😳😎
— Jo Jo Stephens (@mrjojostephens) October 10, 2021
12:07 4Q | UK 35, LSU 7.
Will Levis to JuTahn McClain on the wheel route out of the backfield. This is just a beatdown.
— Derek Terry (@DerekSTerry) October 10, 2021
LSU just doesn’t have the motivation to get hit the mouth over and over. Heart’s not in it, and Kentucky is the wrong team to play when that’s the case.
— Zach Ewing (@zewing) October 10, 2021
“And then the awful thing didn’t happen.”
This Kentucky team — again tonight — is reprogramming the brains of a long-traumatized fan base. https://t.co/f1QSpWPssS
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) October 10, 2021
Mark Stoops tells UK Radio’s Dick Gabriel ‘I thought both sides executed very well early.’ Stoops says Kentucky defense executed at a high level throughout first half, says offense lulled a bit toward the end but acknowledged that LSU defense is talented
— Mark Story (@markcstory) October 10, 2021