Kentucky’s win over Eastern Michigan this past Saturday was bittersweet to be certain. They won the game, but lost starting quarterback Terry Wilson in the process. Now it looks like he’s done for the year.
On Sunday, the school announced that Wilson suffered a torn left patellar tendon that will require surgery. He will now miss the remainder of the season, dealing a huge blow to Kentucky in the process.
Wilson had a breakout campaign for the Wildcats as a sophomore last year. He was efficient with the football, completing 67-percent of his passes while Benny Snell did the heavy lifting on the ground.
The Wildcats finished the season ranked No. 12 with a 10-3 record. It was their best finish to a season in over 40 years.
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Taking over the reins for the rest of the season will presumably be Sawyer Smith, who finished the game. Smith joined the Wildcats in a transfer from Troy this past offseason.
He went 5-of-9 for 76 yards and threw two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Smith completed 62.9-percent of his passes for 1,669 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Trojans last year. The Wildcats will be relying on him to demonstrate that same leadership as they try to make some noise in the SEC East.
His first test will be a major one as the Wildcats host the No. 11-ranked Florida Gators next weekend.