clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Monday Quickies: Auburn Game Week Edition

New, 55 comments

SEC Football is back!

Auburn v Kentucky Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Finally, Kentucky Football will return this Saturday. Due to the nation-wide pandemic caused by COVID-19, the SEC season was delayed and re-formatted to an all-conference schedule. After three weeks of an official NCAA Football season, the Kentucky Wildcats are still ranked No. 23 in the country without playing a game.

On Saturday, they’ll put their ranking on the line as they kick off their season at No. 8 ranked Auburn. The Tigers have opened as -10.5 favorites, but a few college football analysts are making the case for an upset alert.

It’s been over a year since quarterback Terry Wilson took an in-game snap, as he suffered a season-ending knee injury early last September. This weekend, he’ll return to leading the Wildcats and look to pull off a substantial upset.

While All-SEC star Lynn Bowden is now playing in the NFL, Kentucky will look to rising offensive weapons to step up and shoulder the massive load once carried (literally) by Bowden. A committee of running backs, as well as dynamic pass catchers, will be at Wilson’s disposal.

As for the defensive side of the football, this could be the best unit head coach Mark Stoops has had at Kentucky. While the Wildcats’ 2018 unit was historically excellent, there’s plenty of upside for this year’s team.

Auburn is loaded too, though, and wouldn’t surprise anyone with a victory on Saturday. After all, they are the 8th-ranked team in the country and have an absolute stud at quarterback. However, the game is anyone’s for the taking on Saturday.

What’s your prediction for the game? Drop it in the comments below!

Tweet of the Day

Can you name a better-passing big man?

Quickies

Mike McCarthy’s first win with Dallas Cowboys a comeback for the ages - ESPN

One might think of a Super Bowl that was at one time 28-3...

Patriots RB James White’s father killed in car accident - USA Today

Prayers sent to an absolute first-class player and family.

San Francisco 49ers lose Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa, Raheem Mostert - ESPN

The injuries continue to pile up for last year’s Super Bowl runner-up.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley believed to have suffered torn ACL vs. Bears - USA Today

Huge blow to to a young Giants team.

Tom Brady bounces back; ‘outstanding’ in first win with Buccaneers - ESPN

The G.O.A.T. didn’t looked “washed up” for long.

QB Josh Allen erupts for career day as Bills take down Dolphins - USA Today

Back-to-back big weeks for the rising QB.

San Diego Padres back in playoffs for first time in 14 years - ESPN

It looks like all the money and trades are finally paying off.

DeChambeau wins 120th U.S. Open at Winged Foot as lone player under par - USA Today

An incredible Sunday performance by the rising star.