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Wildcat Pains: Hashing out what has happened to Kentucky football

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) -- Back to the bottom -- the Kentucky Wildcats (1-6, 0-4) have lost again, making it five in a row. The best they could do now is finish at .500,

The 'Cats are still winless in the Southeastern Conference -- not just this year but for 700-straight days now.

The Wildcats have not won a conference game since November 2011 when they beat the Tennessee Volunteers (10-7).

But there’s more to the story than just SEC wins, especially this season. Kentucky has yet to win since its second game when they defeated Miami (OH). And even that win looks rotten considering the RedHawks are winless and rank in the bottom of almost every statistical category.

So what is going wrong?

The quarterback situation has been iffy. Max Smith and Jalen Whitlow have split time all season. Smith has completed 54 percent of his passes; Jalen, 66 percent.

Meanwhile, the defense is in the middle of the pack, giving up 29 points per game (84th in the nation).

Perhaps the only time the ‘Cats will be favored the remainder of the year will come next Saturday when they play a non-SEC team: Alabama State.

But first-year head coach Mark Stoops has lectured the importance of building the program from the beginning. And for the 25th time, Big Blue Nation is tweeting and screaming "Yahtzee!" because Stoops landed another commitment earlier this week with wide receiver Dorian Baker out of Cleveland, Ohio.

That’s about as positive as it gets this season – fans screaming "Yahtzee!" hoping they go from the bottom to top.

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