A week after suffering a brutal loss to Tennessee, Kentucky will travel to the capital of the Volunteer State to play a struggling Vanderbilt team in a football game that is imperative for the Wildcat’s bowl game chances.
Both programs have had rough years on the field. With what Mark Stoops has to work with, Kentucky has been lucky to stay afloat in the SEC as well as they have.
After starting 2-0, the Wildcats have gone on a 2-5 stretch over the last seven games, which was highlighted by a tough-to-swallow loss to the Volunteers at Kroger Field. After starting with a 13-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, Kentucky’s offense would not score another point as the Vols would score 17 unanswered.
The Wildcats were in that ball game all the way through, which is what makes it so frustrating that they couldn't get the job done. With three games left, with one of them coming against an alright Louisville team, the loss hurt Kentucky’s bowl game odds and put a ton of pressure on this Saturday’s matchup with the Commodores.
As for Vandy, they’ve played some very difficult competition in Georgia, LSU, and Florida, but they’ve gone 2-4 in their other six games this season. Derek Mason’s team has had it rough and would love to get a win against a UK team that is both still figuring themselves out and is facing pressure with their bowl season potentially on the line.
Neither season has gone the way that these teams had hoped, but this win would still be incredibly meaningful to both. Who do you think takes the win in this Music City matchup?
Who wins this weekend: Kentucky or Vanderbilt?
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