Kentucky truly took advantage of its bye week.
The Wildcats had a mountain of offensive problems heading into Saturday, but ended their four-game losing streak in a 38-14 win over Jacksonville State. It was their most impressive offensive performance of the season.
Kentucky entered the day ranked last in the SEC in scoring and total offense, but the Wildcats more than doubled their average number of points per game and racked up a season-high 445 yards. The Wildcats looked the most complete they have all season against the Gamecocks.
What really should have made coach Joker Phillips happy was that the running game produced 340 of those yards. Junior CoShik Williams, who took over a Kentucky backfield ravaged by injuries, had his coming out party Saturday, rushing for a career-high 148 yards.
While this certainly wasn't an SEC opponent the Wildcats clobbered, it was the first real positive step for Kentucky's offense. It was the exact way the Wildcats wanted to start the second half of the season. We'll see if this offensive explosion for the Wildcats bleeds over into next week's game against Mississippi State.