Kentucky names JUCO transfer Wilson as starting quarterback

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has named Terry Wilson to start the season opener at quarterback against Central Michigan, with sophomore Gunnar Hoak as the backup.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Wilson redshirted at Oregon in 2016 before transferring to Garden City (Kansas) Community College and passing for 2,133 of his 2,651 yards and 26 of 31 touchdowns. He enrolled at Kentucky in January and showed promise in spring drills along with Hoak, with coach Mark Stoops saying last week that the competition between them was “very close” as he mulled who would start on Saturday.

Kentucky’s depth chart released Monday also lists redshirt freshman Naasir Watkins or sophomore transfer E.J. Price as the starting left tackle in place of Landon Young, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Friday’s practice.