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Friday Quickies: Upset Special Edition

A CBS Sports college football analyst predicts Kentucky will pull off a significant upset on Saturday.

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NCAA Football: Florida at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky’s shocking victory over Florida last fall at The Swamp was in large part due to the superior play of quarterback Terry Wilson. However, as the Florida Gators travel to Lexington for a rematch, Wilson is sidelined (and will be for the rest of the season) with a knee injury. This leaves backup quarterback and new transfer Sawyer Smith to lead the Kentucky Wildcats, but that isn’t scaring a certain CBS Sports analyst.

Ben Kercheval listed Florida as a potential upset team to watch for this weekend. With the Gators favored in Lexington by eight points, Kercheval made the bold prediction that Kentucky will not just cover the spread but win outright as underdogs.

Kercheval highlighted that Wilson’s play wasn’t exactly Kentucky’s most valuable asset from their 10-3 season last year, so if Smith can move the chains then Kentucky should be able to keep it close and possibly make enough plays at home to pull out the upset.

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On Wednesday afternoon, Kentucky and head coach John Calipari landed the four-star forward for the 2020 class.


VIDEO: Sawyer Smith on Taking Cats’ QB Reins - Cats Illustrated

With Terry Wilson out for the year, Smith will now lead the Wildcats for the rest of their 2019 campaign.

Landon Young named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team - Kentucky Sports Radio

Kentucky’s star left tackle is being recognized for his work off the field.

Mike Edwards Records Three Tackles During Thursday Night’s Win - ESPN

The former Kentucky Wildcat and All-SEC safety made a few plays in his second NFL game as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took down the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football.

Justin Thomas reveals melanoma scare, encourages others to get checked - USA Today

The Louisville native and PGA Tour star reveals his story.

Even with an arrest warrant DeMarcus Cousins will be inducted into the UK Hall of Fame - Kentucky Sports Radio

Despite his current off the court issues, Boogie will be honored Friday night for his time at Kentucky.

Sources: Miami DB Fitzpatrick OK’d to seek trade - ESPN

Less than a week after it was reported that multiple Dolphins’ players wanted out of the organization, Fitzpatrick is the first to publicly be granted permission to seek a trade.

Alabama tracking students at stadium, penalizing them if they leave football game early - USA Today

Despite blowing out most of their opponents by halftime, Roll Tide appears to be demanding their fans stay throughout the entirety of the game.

Newton on loss: All fingers ‘pointing back to me’ - ESPN

The former Heisman Trophy Winner and NFL MVP shoulders all of the blame for his team starting 0-2 this season.