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Stoops sensed Cats didn’t have edge about them

Here is the opening statement that Mark Stoops had in his postgame press conference Saturday night after Kentucky lost 27-24 to Georgia.

“There’s a lot of disappointed people in that locker room, and I feel for them because I think, again, I think our hearts and our minds are in the right place,” Stoops said.

“We had really good preparation all week, and I really didn’t feel like we had an edge about us today though. I just didn’t like. Just a certain look in our eye. I think our players wanted it to happen, and I don’t know, I just got to do a better job of getting them to play with that mentality and that edge.

“And get off on some third downs. We were going to take the penalty and try to pin them. I believe we went three and out and got the ball right back, if I’m not mistaken. So if you pin them you get the ball back in great shape. If you miss it, you give them great field position and so once we got the penalty, I took, I was going to take the delay of game and punt it and try and pin them inside the 10. And again I don’t think — I think that was the right strategy at that point.”

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