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Kentucky opens as a huge favorite over Eastern Michigan

Sounds about right.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

While there is still a great deal of uncertainty about the immediate future, the majority of college football programs (sorry, Ivy League) are moving forward toward the start of the 2020 season.

The Kentucky Wildcats open their season on September 3rd against the Eastern Michigan Eagles, and they have opened up as a 23-point favorite.

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Kentucky defeated the Eagles 38-17 last season. In case you do not recall, that was the game that ended the season of quarterback Terry Wilson. Defensive lineman Turan Rush took Wilson down with a horse collar tackle that blew out his knee and set the stage for the very successful Lynn Bowden experiment.

You have to think that this is a memory in the back of everyone’s mind in the Kentucky locker room. I am not saying they will play dirty or try to get “revenge” for ending Wilson last season. But you have think that the Wildcats will be less likely to take their foot off the gas if they get a big lead.

Since Kentucky won by 21 last season, and I feel that will be very motivated to send a message against Eastern Michigan, go ahead and lay some money down on the Cats -23. I am not condoning gambling, as Kentucky is not a state where that is “legal.”

But if you get a chance, that may not be a bad wager.

Here’s a look back at Kentucky’s previous two meetings with Eastern Michigan:

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