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Monday Headlines: Kentucky is still chasing greatness

Despite Saturday’s setback at No. 1 Georgia, Kentucky still has plenty to play for with a double-digit win season within reach.

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While the Kentucky Wildcat’s loss to Georgia likely ended their SEC East title hopes, a historic season is still very much within reach for Mark Stoops and his Cats.

Remember, Kentucky has just three 10+ win seasons in program history (11 in 1950, 10 in 1977 and 10 in 2018), so hitting that mark this season would make for a banner season, even if the Cats did just accomplish it three years ago.

If Kentucky loses just one more game and finishes with a 10-2 mark, then winning the bowl game would lead to the Wildcats’ first 11-win season since the 11-1 team in 1950.

But looking at the rest of the schedule, the opportunity is absolutely there for Kentucky to win out and finish 11-1, which would be the best regular-season finish in program history.

Do that and win the bowl game, then we’re talking about the program’s first ever 12-win season.

So yeah, while Kentucky may not win their division, the history that is still within reach absolutely exceeds that.

But first thing’s first. Get rested up during the bye, and beat Mississippi State.

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