Western Kentucky vs. Kentucky preview

Kentucky has enjoyed the payoffs of converting big plays. Now the Wildcats just have to prevent them.

The Wildcat's goal Saturday night against Western Kentucky will be thwarting the big gain, which they say starts with shutting down the small ones.

Kentucky has given up big-yardage plays in their first two games, including two 47-yard scoring runs. There was Louisville's Senorise Perry's race to the end zone, which was part of an all-day offensive onslaught by the Cardinals.

Then Kentucky allowed Kent State's Dri Archer to rip off a TD romp in the first two minutes last Saturday.

The Wildcats say the smaller gains set up what they call the "X'' plays. Plugging the big - and little - holes has to be corrected heading into their Southeastern Conference schedule.