Daily Archives: October 30, 2020

U got the look.

Shot.

Meanwhile, Gatewood, a former top-50 recruit and Auburn transfer, has appeared in each of the last three games. He played in the first three quarters of a game for the first time at Missouri.

Against Missouri, Gatewood completed 1 of 3 passes for 12 yards and gained six yards on three carries. Gatewood’s lone pass completion was then fumbled by wide receiver Josh Ali.

Chaser.

“He looked comfortable,” UK offensive coordinator Eddie Gran said of Gatewood earlier this week. “I liked his eyes in the huddle. He’s got a little bit of that Stevie Johnson deal. It just doesn’t faze him. He was excited.

I hope somebody asks Ojulari and the rest of Georgia’s pass rushers what they saw in Gatewood’s eyes when they meet.

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This week’s SEC slate

Games and the Fabris Pool lines:

  • LSU at Auburn +3.5.  It’s the battle of the Bos!  Auburn’s at home and Gus’ rabbit’s foot has been en fuego.  Take Nix over Pelini.  Auburn wins outright.
  • Ole Miss at Vanderbilt +18.5.  Yeah, Junior’s gonna have his team fired up over being screwed by the refs.  They’ll win, but that defense is still awful and Corral is something of a turnover machine of late.  Vandy covers.  Barely.
  • Mississippi State at Alabama -30.5.  That line is huge.  MSU’s defense isn’t bad and as exploitable areas go, neither is the Air Raid against Alabama’s pass defense over the middle.  I think ‘Bama would cover with Waddle, but without, not quite.
  • Missouri at Florida -14.5.  Gators win, but rust from being off for the better part of two weeks makes for a closer game than the spread.
  • Arkansas at Texas A&M -10.5.  They’ve been a great story so far, but I don’t see the Hogs covering the line this week.

Your thoughts?

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Your savior ain’t walkin’ through that door any time soon.

Tre McKitty, on JT Daniels’ status:

With Daniels, tight end Tre’ McKitty gave a more detailed answer on where things stand with the transfer quarterback.

“He’s coming along great,” McKitty said. “He’s my locker buddy so we get to talk a lot. He’s looking to get back and help the team any way he can.

“I’ll go into meetings with him just to watch the film on the upcoming opponent. It’s great to have him around the team, working back through his injury. Hope to have him out there soon.”

He’s not physically ready and it’s unclear when he’ll be.  So, if you want Bennett pulled, it’ll be to get Mathis back in the game.  I assume the coaches have already debated that possibility in sticking with Bennett for now.

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The key to Saturday’s game

Usually, I just mention turnovers as a background caveat to the outcome of a Georgia game, but in Kentucky’s case, it’s not background.  It’s front and center.

What would it take for Kentucky to pull off an upset over Georgia this Saturday?

JC: Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. And more turnovers. Kentucky grounded Mississippi State’s “Air Raid” with six interceptions in a 24-2 win. It picked off three passes and forced a fumble in the win at Tennessee. Jordan Wright register a Pick Six versus MSU. Kelvin Joseph and Jamin Davis each registered a Pick Six in Knoxville. Stoops could use one (or more) of those on Saturday. 

Here’s UK’s offensive game log so far.

Screenshot_2020-10-30 cfbstats com - 2020 Kentucky Wildcats Total Offense Game Log

The ‘Cats lost a game when they averaged better than seven and a half yards a play and won one by better than three touchdowns averaging less than three yards a play.

Overlay that with their turnover margin game log and it begins to make sense.

Screenshot_2020-10-30 cfbstats com - 2020 Kentucky Wildcats Turnover Margin Game Log

Kentucky is 2-0 in games with positive turnover margin and 0-3 in games with negative turnover margin.  It’s a good team, but not good enough to survive its mistakes.

Hopefully, the staff has gotten the message to Bennett about that.

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Barrett Sallee’s latest screaming hot take

Shit, and I just made my reservation yesterday.

Except for offensive line, running back and receiver depth, “Florida, like Alabama, is a bad match up for Georgia” makes complete sense.

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Sunshine’s got the ‘rona.

Man, if he can get it, anyone can.

“Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation,” Swinney said in a statement. “He is doing well with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week’s game against Boston College. While we certainly will miss Trevor, this is an opportunity for other guys to step up and we’re excited about competing against a very good BC team on Saturday. Go Tigers.”

Dabo almost makes it sound like an afterthought.  Hell, maybe it is — Clemson has a true freshman stud ready to step in against Boston College.

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“He has the keys.”

It’s official.

Kentucky will have a new starting quarterback for the first time this season on Saturday. Head coach Mark Stoops said in his Thursday Zoom conference that sophomore quarterback Joey Gatewood will start in place of senior Terry Wilson. Wilson missed practice this week with a wrist injury and will not be available on Saturday.

Kentucky ain’t Alabama with the season on the line, so don’t go there with your Tua/Hurts hot takes.  Besides, Georgia’s handled Malzahn’s preseason Heisman trophy candidates (“Gatewood signed with Auburn in 2018. He redshirted as a freshman and then lost the starting quarterback battle to Bo Nix going into his redshirt freshman season”) pretty well over the years.

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