Kentucky beats Eastern Michigan, 24-20

09/30/2017 07:45 PM

Once again, Kentucky played an ugly contest with a team they were expected to dominate, but once again, the Cats walked away with a win. This time, it was a 24-20 victory over Eastern Michigan.

After the game, Mark Stoops said, “Well, the good news is that we got the victory”, before adding that he was never comfortable with how his team was playing. Stoops noted that he was pleased with his team’s ability to win games when they don’t play well, but they must get better.

And that starts with the offense, which had an all-around poor effort against the Eagles. Stephen Johnson was sacked five times and threw for two touchdowns, but the group wasn’t able to find any consistency. They finished the game with only 228 total yards and averaged just 1.4 yards per carry.

The Cats now take a day off before preparing for a home SEC matchup with Missouri next week.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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