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The Cats are on the brink of a historic season, but will they achieve it with a strong finish?

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After the loss to the Georgia Bulldogs, the Kentucky Wildcats are 6-1 with five regular-season games remaining.

It was the first time since 1950 that Kentucky had started a season 6-0 or better, and despite the loss to Georgia, a great season is still on the table.

So, where does UK end up when it is all said and done?

Let’s look at the remaining schedule.

The bye came at a much-needed time, after a brutal loss to Georgia that could have beaten the Wildcats twice if they didn’t have the bye week scheduled, à la 2018. This gave the Wildcats time for injuries to heal and players to recuperate after a hard fought game against the best team in the land.

10/30: at Mississippi State: Kentucky then travels to Starkville, a place where the Wildcats have not won since 2008. Starkville is always tough for Kentucky to play in, and there haven’t been many close games there since the 2008 win.

This team, however, is more than capable of walking out with a win against the Bulldogs, who lost 49-9 at home to Alabama before beating Vanderbilt 45-6 this past weekend.

11/6: Tennessee: The Vols will be coming to town on Nov. 6, and regardless of how well either team is playing, this one will be a crap shoot. Kentucky could be a 7-1 going into this game, with a chance to really go for that 10 or 11-win regular season if they can keep the Vols at bay in Lexington.

Tennessee has been playing their best football in years recently, even after the fiasco in Neyland against Ole Miss. The Vols gave Alabama a good push this past weekend before the Tide outscored the Vols 28-7 in the fourth quarter en route to a 52-24 win.

11/13: at Vanderbilt: Kentucky gets the last-place team in the SEC in Nashville, a place where they haven’t lost since 2015, and a team they’ve beaten five-straight times.

Vanderbilt will be coming off a bye week before the Kentucky game, as they face Missouri on Oct. 30.

11/20: New Mexico State: New Mexico State is one of the worst teams in Division I, and their two-week slate of Nov. 13 and Nov. 20 is brutal.

Before coming to Lexington, they travel to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama. Assuming Alabama lays It on them, the Aggies could be pretty beat up from the Crimson Tide, leaving Kentucky to take care of the rest.

11/27: at Louisville: Kentucky and Louisville resume the Governor’s Cup series after a one-year hiatus in 2020.

The Cards sit in the middle of the pack of the ACC at 4-3 and could very well find themselves bowl eligible before the season is done.

Kentucky has won the last two meetings between the two by a combined score of 101-23, and the Wildcats rushed for close to 500 yards in Lexington in 2019.

So, what do you think Kentucky’s regular season record will be?

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What will Kentucky’s regular season record be?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    7-5
    (7 votes)
  • 1%
    8-4
    (16 votes)
  • 11%
    9-3
    (116 votes)
  • 40%
    10-2
    (417 votes)
  • 45%
    11-1
    (469 votes)
1025 votes total Vote Now

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