The Kentucky Wildcats’ start to the season has been rather shocking for the rational minds, as they defeated Central Michigan in their home opener and went on to upset the Florida Gators at The Swamp.
This weekend, Kentucky gets what should be a walk in the park against the Murray State Racers before their toughest task yet, which will be facing the 16th ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs next Saturday.
Kentucky then gets a tough South Carolina Gamecock team at home, followed by a road trip to College Station to take on the Texas A&M Aggies. After what will be a much-needed bye week, the Wildcats’ schedule eases back into a home matchup with Vanderbilt then a trip to Mizzou.
Then... the Wildcats host the third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs at Kroger Field in what will be the game of the year for Kentucky fans. Their regular season then wraps up at Tennessee, hosting Middle Tennessee and ends at Louisville.
As of now, the reasonable prediction for the Cats would be to finish the season at 9-3. This isn’t a team of years past, meaning Mark Stoops’ troops won’t be playing down to their competition. Like this weekend, expect Kentucky to handle their business despite the difficulty of opponent.
Georgia, Mississippi State and Texas A&M will all put forth tough, talented teams and despite two of them being at home, we haven’t seen enough of Terry Wilson yet to know for sure the Wildcats can climb to the next step.
Defeating Florida was an excellent accolade for the season, but facing much more talented teams and traveling to one of the most difficult home fields in the country seem to all be superior tasks.
What’s your prediction for Kentucky’s final record?
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