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UK’s Sawyer Smith ‘good to go’ ahead of Saturday’s debut as starting quarterback against Florida

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Sawyer Smith is set for his debut as Kentucky’s starting quarterback. “I”m getting comfortable out there with the game plan,” Smith said Wednesday. “I’m throwing it to everybody and I’m good to go.” Previously a backup, the Troy transfer was thrust into the starting role after veteran Terry Wilson suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Wildcats’...

Stoops confident backup quarterback Sawyer Smith can pick up where injured Terry Wilson left off

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Mark Stoops isn’t concerned about his football team after starting quarterback Terry Wilson went down with a season-ending knee injury in a 38-17 win over Eastern Michigan last weekend. Stoops is confident in backup Sawyer Smith’s ability to lead the Wildcats and the former Troy signal-caller will get his first start with the Wildcats against ninth-ranked Florida...

Kentucky QB Terry Wilson out for season with knee injury; Sawyer Smith to start against Florida

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today University of Kentucky starting quarterback Terry Wilson will miss the rest of the season after tearing his patellar tendon in his left knee the school announced Sunday. Terry Wilson dances down the sideline against Eastern Michigan. Wilson suffered a knee injury in the third quarter and will miss the rest of the season. (Photo by Tammie Brown, Kentucky Today) Wilson...

Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson, a seasoned veteran, is the centerpiece of Wildcats’ offense

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Who is the best quarterback in the Southeastern Conference? If you ask Kentucky receiver Lynn Bowden, Terry Wilson is atop the list of signal-callers in the league. “He’s looking like the best quarterback, hands down,” Bowden said. That’s mainly because Wilson has found a comfort zone and knows what to expect going into his senior campaign with the Wildcats. He’s...

Sports community saddened by the loss of former Highlands, UK quarterback Jared Lorenzen

By Terry Boehmker KyForward sports reporter When word got out that Jared Lorenzen passed away on Wednesday, John Messmer got calls from family and friends because he was one of Lorenzen’s coaches and teachers at Highlands High School. “He was very much a competitor,” Messmer said. “He was all about team play and doing whatever he could to put his team in  position to be successful.” Jared...

Quarterback Jalen Whitlow’s status unclear for Thursday after spraining ankle Oct. 12

Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow was carried off the field after spraining his left ankle against Alabama on Oct. 12. | Photo by James Pennington   Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow’s status for Thursday’s game against Mississippi State is still unclear a week and a half after spraining his left ankle, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Monday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   “Jalen...

Quarterback Jalen Whitlow's status unclear for Thursday after spraining ankle Oct. 12

Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow was carried off the field after spraining his left ankle against Alabama on Oct. 12. | Photo by James Pennington   Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow’s status for Thursday’s game against Mississippi State is still unclear a week and a half after spraining his left ankle, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Monday. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   “Jalen...

Kentucky QB Jalen Whitlow injured ankle
in first quarter, will not return vs. Alabama

Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow was carried off the field after injuring his left ankle in the first quarter against Alabama. | Photo by James Pennington   Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow injured his left ankle in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against No. 1 Alabama. X-rays on his ankle were negative, but UK announced that he will not return. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”] Whitlow...

Kentucky QB Jalen Whitlow injured ankle in first quarter, will not return vs. Alabama

Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow was carried off the field after injuring his left ankle in the first quarter against Alabama. | Photo by James Pennington   Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow injured his left ankle in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against No. 1 Alabama. X-rays on his ankle were negative, but UK announced that he will not return. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”] Whitlow...