A lot of the hype surrounding Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson was dashed, or at the least diminished, within the Swamp on Saturday evening.
No. 20 Kentucky intercepted Richardson twice, together with one Keidron Smith returned 65 yards for a landing, and the Wildcats toppled the Twelfth-ranked Gators 26-16 to notch consecutive wins within the sequence for the primary time in 45 years.
Richardson was off all sport, a stark distinction from final week’s three-touchdown, turnover-free efficiency towards then-No. 7 Utah. He had two throws on this one which have been full head-scratchers, and the Wildcats (2-0, 1-0 Southeastern Convention) made him pay dearly.
“I really feel like I let everyone down, particularly the protection, as a result of I appeared everyone on the protection within the eye and I advised them I bought them and I used to be going to place up factors for them,” Richardson stated. “Clearly I didn’t.”
Linebacker Jordan Wright, cleared to play Thursday after sitting out the opener, made a one-handed catch on Richardson’s move to the flat late within the second quarter. Kentucky quarterback Will Levis scored three performs later.
Richardson’s second choose was extra egregious. He misinterpret a defensive alignment and threw a move to the huge aspect of the sphere that Smith simply picked off. Smith returned it down the sideline and needed to juke solely Richardson to make it to the tip zone.