Mark Story

Fan poll: Who should Kentucky start at quarterback vs. Arkansas?

The 2019 Kentucky Wildcats football team (2-3) needs four more wins to become bowl-eligible for a fourth straight season.

It seems apparent that Coach Mark Stoops’ Cats will have to get substantially improved quarterback play over what they have gotten from a physically beaten up Sawyer Smith in losses at Mississippi State and South Carolina to achieve that goal.

Coming off an open date, Kentucky will resume its football season Saturday, Oct. 12, against Arkansas at Kroger Field.

At quarterback, should UK stay with Smith? Give inexperienced backups Walker Wood or Amani Gilmore a shot?

Or should Kentucky make wide receiver Lynn Bowden — a high school quarterback — into an emergency QB? Heck, should the UK brain trust even consider using a smash-mouth version of the Wildcat formation and try linebacker Kash Daniel — also a high school quarterback — at QB?

If it were your call, who would get the start at quarterback this week for Kentucky? Cast your vote below:


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Mark Story has worked in the Lexington Herald-Leader sports department since Aug. 27, 1990, and has been a Herald-Leader sports columnist since 2001. I have covered every Kentucky-Louisville football game since 1994, every UK-U of L basketball game but three since 1996-97 and every Kentucky Derby since 1994.