Stoops expects “several” quarterbacks to play Saturday

Kentucky may be tied atop the SEC East standings, but their quarterback position is shaky heading into this weekend.

Mark Stoops 2018

LEXINGTON, KY (WTVQ)- Despite a 6-1 start and a top 12 ranking, the quarterback position appears to be on shaky ground for Kentucky.

The cats rank last in the SEC in passing offense, throwing for just 899 yards through seven games. That’s more than 300 yards less than the second worst team in the conference.

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The passing attack was at its worse Saturday against Vanderbilt, completing just three passes on nine attempts.

During Monday’s luncheon, Head Coach Mark Stoops said there were certain parts of Terry Wilson’s performance that he couldn’t defend and that Wilson needs to be confident enough to throw the ball.

“There were some opportunities where we didn’t throw the ball. We’ll get it fixed. I have confidence we will. Terry has done that. He’s played winning football and put us in position to win a lot of games. We’re grateful and appreciate that. He’ll continue to do that,” said Stoops. “He will start, but once again, I owe an obligation to our team to put us in a position to win, so you have to have guys ready to go.”

Stoops then took it a bit further during his coach’s call-in show, saying there could be several quarterbacks under center Saturday.

Kentucky is on the road this weekend to play Missouri. Kick-off is set for 4 p.m.