Kentucky showcases passing game against Missouri

10/09/2017 05:37 PM

Offensively, Kentucky seemed to open things up and showed a lot more aggression in taking shots downfield. The offense was still balanced – with 39 run plays and 38 pass plays – but it was the type of downfield shots the Cats were taking that made a big difference against the Tigers.

The players and coaches were happy to see the passing game evolve.

A big reason for the success through the air, of course, was quarterback Stephen Johnson, who continues to develop into a complete quarterback. Mark Stoops says Johnson benefitted from a lot of help around him against Missouri.

We discussed UK’s increased trust in Johnson and their downfield passing game:

Thomas Beisner

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