9:46:16 UKvsFloridaFB

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops walks off the field after the UK vs Florida football game on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Florida won 29-21. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UK football head coach Mark Stoops announced Monday that he's hoping quarterback Sawyer Smith "will be good today" after getting banged up in last weekend's contest against Mississippi State. He added that Smith was sore and "wouldn't have been able to throw" yesterday as he's looking to see how he does this week.

Wide receiver Isaiah Epps is nearing his season debut, according to Stoops. He said that he thinks Epps could be back right after the Cats' bye week, which would be a home matchup against Arkansas on Oct. 12. Stoops added that safety Taj Dodson could also be back for this weekend's game at South Carolina.

Offense

LT

1. Landon Young (6-7, 321, Jr.)

2. Naasir Watkins (6-5, 302, So.)

LG

1. Logan Stenberg (6-6, 312, Jr.)

2. Kenneth Horsey (6-3, 321, Fr.)

C

1. Drake Jackson (6-2, 312, Jr.)

2. Quintin Wilson (6-1, 302, Fr.)

RG

1. Luke Fortner (6-6, 305, Jr.)

2. Mason Wolfe (6-6, 323, Sr.)

RT

1. Darian Kinnard (6-5, 325, So.)

2. Naasir Watkins (6-5, 302, So.)

TE

1. Justin Rigg (6-6, 263, Jr.)

2. Keaton Upshaw (6-6, 255, Fr.)

WR - X

1. Ahmad Wagner (6-5, 237, Sr.)

2. DeMarcus Harris (6-1, 176, Fr.)

WR - Y

1. Allen Dailey Jr. (6-3, 204, So.)

2. Clevan Thomas Jr. (5-11, 213, So.)

WR - F

1. Lynn Bowden Jr. (6-1, 206, Jr.)

2. Clevan Thomas Jr. (5-11, 213, So.)

WR - Z 

1. Josh Ali (6-0, 193, Jr.)

2. Bryce Oliver (6-1, 208, Fr.) 

QB

1. Sawyer Smith (6-3, 219, Jr.)

2. Walker Wood (6-0, 191, So.)

RB

1. A.J. Rose (6-1, 218, Jr.)

2. Kavosiey Smoke (5-9, 220, Fr.)

OR

Chris Rodriguez (5-11, 224, Fr.)

Defense

SLB

1. Jamar "Boogie" Watson (6-3, 224, Jr.)

2. Jared Casey (6-3, 224, Fr.)

DT

1. Calvin Taylor Jr. (6-9, 300, Jr.)

2. Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald (6-6, 290, So.)

NG

1. Quinton Bohanna (6-4, 361, Jr.)

2. Marquan McCall (6-3, 371, So.)

DE 

1. TJ Carter (6-4, 287, Sr.)

2. Kordell Looney (6-3, 292, Jr.)

DE/OLB

1. Josh Paschal (6-3, 285, So.)

2. Jordan Wright (6-5, 238, So.)

MLB

1. Kash Daniel (6-1, 226, Sr.)

2. Jamin Davis (6-4, 228, So.)

WLB

1. DeAndre Square (6-1, 217, So.)

2. Chris Oats (6-3, 231, So.)

NB

1. Tyrell Aijan (6-0, 195, So.)

2. Jordan Griffin (6-0, 197, Sr.)

CB

1. Cedrick Dort Jr. (5-11, 182, So.)

2. Jamari Brown (6-1, 196, Fr.)

CB

1. Brandin Echols (5-11, 178, Jr.)

2. M.J. Devonshire Jr. (5-11, 175, Fr.)

SS

1. Jordan Griffin (6-0, 197, Sr.)

2. Tyrell Aijan (6-0, 195, So.)

FS

1. Yusuf Corker (6-0, 195, So.)

2. Moses Douglass (6-2, 205, Fr.)

Special Teams

K

1. Chance Poore (6-2, 223, Fr.)

2. Matt Ruffolo (5-11, 213, Jr.)

P

1. Max Duffy (6-1, 194, Jr.)

2. Grant McKinniss (6-1, 192, Sr.)

LS

1. Blake Best (6-1, 221, Sr.)

2. Cade DeGraw (5-11, 209, Fr.)

PR

Lynn Bowden Jr. (6-1, 206, Jr.)

KR

Lynn Bowden Jr. (6-1, 206, Jr.)

Holder

1. Grant McKinniss (6-1, 192, Sr.)

2. Max Duffy (6-1, 194, Jr.)