What we learned from Kentucky's defense against Southern Miss

09/04/2017 05:02 PM

Kentucky’s defense stepped up in a big way against Southern Miss, especially in the run game.

The Wildcats held Southern Miss to 55 rushing yards on 38 carries (1.4 YPC).

“Just our run defense was much more stout,” Stoops said Monday. “I thought defensive line in predictably pass, we were hard to block. We executed some things very well.”

Stoops acknowledged that there are still areas of improvement for Kentucky’s defense, but it was a great start to the season for the unit.

TJ Beisner and Clayton Abernathy discuss what they learned from Kentucky’s defense on Saturday:

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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