Football in the Bluegrass is so close you can smell it.
This Kentucky Wildcats have won back-to-back bowl games for the first time since the 2008. The Cats have a lot of key returning players and some talented freshman that may get in the mix as well.
If everything plays out the way it’s supposed to off the field, we should see the Cats have a very successful season.
However, that doesn’t mean they won’t run into some trouble along the way. 247 discussed the most dangerous games for each SEC team heading into the 2020 season, and they picked Kent State for the Wildcats.
“Kentucky needs to watch out for Kent State in Week 3. Head coach Sean Lewis is doing a solid job building up the Flashes and this offense should be better in 2020. Mark Stoops teams typically handle MAC schools at UK, but this one does come between two tough SEC games in Florida and South Carolina.”
The Golden Flashes had a very efficient offense last season, putting up about 30 points per game against opponents. Their quarterback, Dustin Crum, threw for 20 touchdowns and only a pair of interceptions. Add that along with the fact that it’s in between two SEC games, and you have a potential recipe for disaster to start the season.
There was another interesting snippet from the 247 article where they predicted Kentucky to be Tennessee’s most dangerous game.
“This one seems rather obvious: Kentucky. Arkansas should be a get-right game for the Vols the week before, and a trip to Georgia looms the week after. And Tennessee could easily overlook Kentucky after beating the Wildcats in 2019.”
Considering Tennessee and Kentucky are rivals, I don’t expect the Vols to overlook the Cats. I do expect Kentucky to be ready for Tennessee considering how close of a game it was last season in Lexington when Lynn Bowden and the Cats offense failed to punch it in at the end of the game.
It’s going to be an exciting season. Hopefully, everyone stays safe and healthy so that we can see it. Wear a mask everyone!