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Today is one of the best days of the year. We’re starting the first full week of October, mornings are cool and crisp, sports are rolling along nicely and oh — yes — the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats are 5-0 coming off a historic victory over the Florida Gators on Saturday.

While some in the streets of Lexington were shouting “Bring on Bama” following the Wildcats win over the Gators, Kentucky understands that the key to a successful season is taking one game at a time.

That method starts with Kentucky returning to Kroger Field this Saturday for a night appearance hosting the LSU Tigers. With LSU coming off a late loss to Auburn, 2019’s national champions will be hungry to get back on track. It’s incredibly significant for Kentucky to not overlook the Tigers, as the Wildcats have a trip to Athens on deck.

Despite playing lights-out on Saturday, Kentucky’s defense could have their hands full Saturday with Tigers quarterback Max Johnson. For those of you who think Kentucky quarterback Will Levis has had his fair share of passing success, Johnson has completed 62% of his throws for 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions. While LSU won’t have much of a threat on the ground Saturday night, Kentucky will need to prepare for the Tigers’ attack through the air.

ESPN’s Football Power Index is giving Kentucky a 51.8% chance of victory at home, which is much better than Kentucky received against this past weekend vs. Florida. Once again, Kentucky’s key to success is all about taking one game at a time. On to LSU.

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Headlines

Kentucky breaks into AP Poll with No. 16 national ranking - Kentucky Sports Radio

What a time to be alive.

Brady bests Belichick as Buccaneers beat Patriots in QB’s return - USA Today

This game had it all.

49ers rookie QB Trey Lance replaces Jimmy Garoppolo - ESPN

Is it Trey Lance time in the Bay Area?

This time the football gods were on Kentucky’s side - Vaught’s Views

It’s about time.

Tom Brady greeted with Patriots tribute video - ESPN

So many emotions over the last 20 years.

Beating Florida was critical for the future of UK recruiting - Kentucky Sports Radio

Talk about game-changing.

Red Sox to host New York Yankees in AL Wild Card Game - ESPN

Playoff baseball has arrived.

PHOTOS as Kentucky Takes Down Florida - Vaught’s Views

All of the action from Saturday night.

New York Jets beat Tennessee Titans in OT - ESPN

Zach Wilson flashes big-play ability to get 1st win.

Cobb scores first 2 TDs of 2021 season against Steelers - Kentucky Sports Radio

Vintage performance by the former Wildcat.

San Francisco Giants cap season to remember - ESPN

And send the Dodgers to the Wildcard Round.