By LARRY VAUGHT
Mississippi State dual threat quarterback Nick Fitzgerald worries Kentucky coach Mark Stoops going into Saturday’s game.
“He’s just so physical. He’s a big, strong guy, and can throw the ball. He certainly can handle designed quarterback run. I think he’s just a very tough runner and puts a lot of pressure on you,” Stoops said Monday.
He says the way Fitzgerald runs puts “stress” on the secondary.
“Not only just pulling the ball down and scrambling, but design quarterback run game puts a little pressure on the entire defense. So I think you can see that on the back end. You know at times it depends on what coverage you’re in or what you’re doing,” the UK coach said.
Kentucky takes a 5-1 mark into the game and is 2-1 in SEC play.
“The bottom line is that we have won five games, which is very good. We are doing very good in turnover margin and I think the team has found ways to win when maybe the other side is not playing its best. Finding ways to win, and putting yourself in a position to win football games is bottom line and I think this team has done that very well,” Stoops said.