UK FOOTBALL | No moral victories from loss to Auburn

10/19/2015 06:15 PM

LEXINGTON — So close, yet so far.

The Kentucky Wildcats have had several days to dwell on their heartbreaking 30-27 loss to the Auburn Tigers, but despite having a chance to tie or win the game on the final possession, head Coach Mark Stoops won’t accept any moral victories from the defeat.

  • “Absolutely it’s not a moral victory,” Stoops said during his weekly press conference Monday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium. “But the truth is, just like we said going into the season, that we’re a better football team. I think with our body of work through half the season, that’s pretty evident.”

With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 4-2 overall this season, 2-2 in the SEC. The two losses have come by total of just 10 points, and Kentucky failed to score on its final possession of both defeats with a chance to tie or win the game.

That close to being a perfect 6-0.

  • “We’re very disappointed we did not beat the two teams that we lost to in Florida and Auburn,” Stoops said. “We had our opportunities. We just need to continue to build and get better and find those ways to win those games.”

Click below to watch KSTV’s discussion on why Kentucky should not take any moral victories from the Auburn loss but should still be proud of its 4-2 start to the season:


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