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Poll: Will Kentucky’s losing streak to Florida finally end?

Can Benny Snell carry Kentucky to win over Florida for the first time in three decades?

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

It feels like it should’ve ended by now, but Kentucky football will enter The Swamp tonight hopes of avoiding losing to the Gators for what would be a 32nd consecutive year, dating back to 1987.

The record between these two teams prior to ‘87 was tight. Florida had the series edge 20-17, and they’d won the previous six matches against the Cats before Kentucky’s 10-3 win in Lexington back on November 15, 1986. Now, Florida leads it 52-17

Losing 31 in a row is bad enough, but that’s 38 consecutive years of playing the same team and only winning once. It’s just tiring at this point.

Kentucky has had the teams and the opportunities to end the streak in recent years. The Delay of Game penalty that should’ve been called on Florida in overtime, but wasn’t; which preceded an immediate touchdown on 4th down in overtime back in 2014.

There was a defensive brawl in 2015 that Florida won 14-9, then last year’s debacle that ended 28-27 after a holding call negated a Benny Snell run that would’ve put Austin McGinnis in easy field goal range to potentially win the game. It should’ve been over by now, but it’s not.

This rare rebuilding period for Florida are the prime years to finally lay the streak to rest. The first year for a very good head coach in Dan Mullen in the second game of that season might be the best opportunity Mark Stoops has to advantage of.

Kentucky’s frontline defense appears to be the ultimate strength of the team, and without consistent legitimacy from the quarterback position, the Gators may be as vulnerable as they ever will be under Mullen.

So, we ask you all as fans: Is this finally the year?

Will Kentucky shock the universe Saturday night, or will it be ““maybe next year,” yet again?


Will Kentucky end the losing streak and finally beat Florida?

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