The Offensive Turnaround

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The football Cats are the underdogs versus Missouri this Saturday according to Las Vegas.

That has many Solid Blue fans scratching their heads.

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Kentucky should be the favorite in Columbia.  With so much on the line; the opportunity to be 5-3, with Austin Peay left, all but guarantees six victories this season.

You would expect to see another heavy dose of run game this weekend.  It’s become the Cats’ calling card.  UK ranks 43rd in the nation in rushing yards per game.  Mizzou ranks 109th in rushing defense in yards per outing.

Is the run game the bread and butter for Kentucky?  Or will we again see another passing attack since that looked pretty good in the win over Miss State too?

And what’s to attribute for the offensive turnaround after the bye week?

Hear from UK offensive coordinator Eddie Gran in the video.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com