Lexington, Ky. (LEX 18) — This Kentucky defense is the real deal (duh). The Wildcats have continually dominated opposing offenses week after week and have gotten even better as each game has gone along.
The second half Kentucky defense is even scarier than the first half. The halftime adjustments made by the Wildcats has led opposing offense to score ZERO points in the third quarter this year.
“I think one of the reasons is that our guys get together and their focused at halftime,” said UK Defensive Coordinator Matt House. “They’re trying to correct the mistakes they’ve made in the first half. They’ve got a corrective attitude and they talk among their group so they’re more prepared to go out and play.”
We’ve always known this defensive unit has been a confident group. And through the first four games of the season, the Kentucky defense is allowing 13.3 points per game, which is tied for the seventh fewest in the country.
“It’s a confidence booster, absolutely,” said UK Linebacker Kash Daniel. “But we look at it as ‘what can we do better off of those numbers?’ We’ve put up some good numbers here and there but we also know that we’ve made quite a few mistakes on that film so we try to correct ourselves day in and day out and how much better we can do this week prior to last week.”
Another fun fact, the Kentucky defense has allowed fewer points each week than it did in the previous week (20 points vs CMU, 16 points vs UF, 10 points vs Murray St., and 7 points vs Mississippi St.) We’ll see if they can hold the Gamecocks to less than a touchdown.
Kickoff between Kentucky and South Carolina is scheduled for 7:30pm Saturday at Kroger Field. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.