Oct 24, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops celebrates after a replay confirmed a touchdown during the first quarter of the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
It’s the Kentucky Wildcat football team that steps outside of the SEC struggle of a slate this weekend when they line up to take on Charlotte Saturday. The Wildcats have dropped five straight games and only have four victories so far on the year. With an Conference USA opponent coming to the Bluegrass State, head coach Mark Stoops is looking forward to this weekend.
It has been a struggle the last few weeks for Kentucky especially after they started out the season so strong. With this week as a retooling week for coach Stoops and company, he knows he and his team are going to have to step up if they want to finish the season in a strong way.
There has been some new found success on the field. Charles Walker, a sophomore receiver, has stepped up in a surprising way. Coach Stoops likes what Walker has done in the punt return game and expects him to make a big impact not only against Charlotte but in the rest of the 2015 season that remains.
Charlotte has struggled all year and could earn a marquee win for the school. The 49ers are just 2-8 on the year and haven’t been able to have much success sitting seventh in Conference USA. They are coming off of a loss against Texas San Antonio. Kentucky and Charlotte will kick off at 7:30 in Commonwealth Stadium.