(WYMT) -- There will be a different quarterback starting this week when Kentucky plays Miami (OH).
Jalen Whitlow, who was the starter for the Western Kentucky game – a 35-26 loss for the Wildcats – will not play on the first snap against Miami of Ohio this weekend.
"I mean coach is going to play to our strengths, he's going to get the ball to his playmakers so we are just going to go with those guys and do the best we can,” running back Raymond Sanders said. “Hopefully, flies around. I mean I don't think Jalen played bad [against Western Kentucky]. But I mean if that's who coach wants, then we have to go behind that and I think you will still see Jalen come in and play.”
Head coach Mark Stoops is naming Maxwell Smith as the starter. Whitlow played the entire first half versus WKU, but then Smith came in during the second half.
One of the bright spots in Saturday’s loss was when Smith led the wildcats to two scoring drives in the fourth quarter.
We just got to be more consistent, get the ball to the playmakers,” Sanders said. “So I think you'll still see him out there. You know, he adds another dimension to our game as you can see. He did a lot of good things.
Coach is going to put the best out there and what he feels, and we got to be supportive of that. But like I said, I mean we are going to support of them and keep growing and keep getting better. As an offense, we all have to get better so I mean it's not just him. You know what I mean? He wasn't the reason we was beating ourselves in different positions – myself included, I could have done some things better. So, we just gotta keep getting better."