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Can the Wildcats set themselves up for a special season with a win over the top ten Gators?

NCAA Football: Kentucky at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Saturday, BBN! It’s a massive day for Kentucky football as the Wildcats are set to take on the Florida Gators. A win tonight will keep the Kentucky Wildcats at the top of the SEC East and propel them to 5-0.

The Gators are by far the toughest opponent that the Cats have faced thus far. Florida has one of the best rushing attacks in the entire country and a two-headed monster at quarterback. While Mark Stoops has had success against Florida in the past, he’s only defeated the Gators once during his time at UK and it was against this coaching staff.

If Kentucky wants to win they’re going to have to do something they haven’t done all season long: protect the damn football. They were able to get away with turnovers against inferior teams in order to go 4-0 but the Gators are a different beast. If UK turns it over 3 times today it’s going to be a bloodbath.

I believe that Kentucky matches Florida on both sides of the ball in terms of talent and depth, but the undisciplined nature of the team could lead to their downfall. If they can play mistake-free-football then they can win.

Kroger Field is sold out and the game has potential to be special. If the Cats can get a win tonight, imagine what the crowd will be like when LSU comes to town in a week.

Tweets of the Day

This is in reference to Will Levis drinking coffee with mayo in it. Throw three TDs without having any picks and Levis can have all the may, coffee, and banana peels he wants.

Will Levis can be huge today. If he’s turnover free and his deep ball is on target, he can make Todd Grantham pay.

Headlines

Five star center Adem Bona on official visit | Cats Pause- After missing out on Derreck Lively, John Calipari went all in on Adem Bona. Bona is visiting with current Kentucky commit Chris Livingston. Cal is going to lock it up this weekend.

Week 5 bold predictions | SDS- This tidbit stuck out: “The only thing weirder than the Gators being the top rushing team in the SEC is that Kentucky has the higher-ranked passing attack (7th in the SEC vs. 11th for UF).”

Trip to Lexington could be a turning point for the Gators | Alligator Army- Gator Nation doesn’t view Kentucky as the automatic win like they used to. Playing the Cats is now a measuring stick.

Kentucky vs. Florida has been Freaky Saturday | Vaught’s Views- Weird things happen at Kroger Field whenever the Gators come to town.

Big Blue Madness sells out in minutes | UK Athletics- No surprises here as the fans were devoid of BBM last season. The expectations for the current team aren’t through the roof yet but expect that to build after the event.

Kentucky vs. Florida by the numbers | Cats Illustrated-A little number crunching to go with your coffee in order to jump start your brain is never a bad thing.

5 ramifications of UofL’s latest round of NCAA violations | WDRB- Chris Mack was specifically named in the NCAA’s amended NOA as he knowingly committed two Level II violations. If these newest violations stick and add to an already long list of offenses then Chris Mack may not be long for the Ville. He’s going to serve a six game suspension for firing people the wrong way. I’d imagine a harsher punishment coming his way.

Week 5 predictions | CBS- It’s a great lineup of college football games today. I’m surprised that Florida at Kentucky didn’t make their predictions list. That’s a major game in the SEC.

Upset alerts for week 5 | Sporting News- Cincinnati is on major upset alert this week as they travel to South Bend to take on Notre Dame. Keep an eye on Ole Miss at Alabama too.

Ranking all of Tom Brady’s and Bill Belichick’s Patriot teams | USA Today- Didn’t know if you all have heard about this game or not.

76ers holding onto over $8 million owed to Ben Simmons | ESPN- This is getting messier by the day.

A raucous crowd normally makes for a raucous Kentucky Fish and Wildlife UK Postgame Show. Join me right after the game for your first chance to call in and react to the final at Kroger Field!