Cats look to bounce back after close win, mature before facing Auburn



By Jordan Ondrof [email protected] At the beginning of the season, a 4-1 record would have been cause for celebration. However, after an overtime victory against Eastern Kentucky University on Saturday night, the Big Blue Nation is not celebrating. Despite the Cats’ struggles, UK received six votes in the Amway Top-25 Coaches Poll this week, after only receiving three votes after their win over Missouri. This bye week could not come at a better time for the Cats. As easily as they could be 5-0, they could just as easily be 0-5, winning each game by single digits. The inconsistency of quarterback Patrick Towles and the personal problems surrounding running back Stanley ‘Boom’ Williams, are causes for concern moving forward. The Cats have a lot to figure out before Auburn (3-2) comes to generic cialis canada pharmacy Lexington. The Tigers created four turnovers against San Jose State on Saturday, scoring 14 points off turnovers. Towles managed to recover after throwing two picks in the first half of the EKU game, but the defense will not be able to save him against the Tigers. “We’re 4-1 and we’re ready for Auburn,” Towles said post-game. “We have to play a full game, a full four quarters. We had more points than them at the end of the game and that’s what matters.” ‘Boom’ Williams was on the bench during the EKU game, passionately cheering on the offense throughout the game, perhaps trying to show the team that he is ready to does cialis really work be back. “He’ll be back,” Stoops said as he was exiting the podium post-game on Saturday. “He’ll be back Monday. He’ll be ready to go.” Even with Williams’ return this week, that does not guarantee success in the run game. The offensive line was man-handled against EKU. “We definitely need to mature. Some situations we don’t handle well. We need to know how to handle success,” defensive end Farrington Huguenin said. The lack of maturity was prominent Saturday night. The Cats seemed to still be caught in the haze of their victory against Missouri, not quite sure how to handle the aftermath of success. The Cats seem to match the caliber of their opponent, signifying that against Auburn they should look more like the team that beat Missouri than the team that almost lost to EKU .