Kentucky defense set to take on Toledo offense

A young Kentucky secondary will go toe-to-toe with a young Toledo receiving corps
Posted at 8:31 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 20:57:08-04

LEX 18 — When the Kentucky Defense takes the field Saturday, everyone knows there will be an inexperienced secondary.

But there will be inexperience with the guys the will face on the other side of the ball as well. The Rockets lost their top-three receiving leaders from a season ago.

So you'd think this would be an ideal matchup for a young Wildcat secondary. It's inexperience vs inexperience.

That's not the mindset for the team's Defensive Coordinator.

"They can really run so it's going to be a challenge. They got two experienced quarterbacks who know how to get those guys the ball," said Brad White. "They'll be able to command the offense, so no, I wouldn't say it's an ideal matchup, I'd say it's going to be a good football game on Saturday."

The Rockets have a tandem of running backs who are pretty good as well. Bryant Koback and Shakief Seymour combined for 19 touchdowns last season.

So the defnese will have to keep those guys in check on Saturday.

"Koback is a good guy, he's been here, I know him from here," said Kentucky Defensive Lineman Calvin Taylor. "[Seymour] is a good back as well, he's a downhill guy, Koback is more of a speedy guy so they're very good. They know how to run the ball so we have to be very gap disciplined and be ready to stop the run."

Kickoff between the Rockets and Wildcats is scheduled for noon Saturday at Kroger Field.