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Who wins: No. 16 Kentucky vs. LSU

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Can the Cats start 6-0 for the first time since 1950?

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The 2021 Kentucky Wildcats will look to do something Saturday no UK football team has done since the Sugar Bowl Champion 1950 Wildcats: Start 6-0.

Standing in their way will be the 3-2 LSU Tigers, who, despite a rough start to the season and 5-5 2020 campaign, are just two years removed from a 15-0 season that ended with a national championship.

The Tigers have played just two conference games so far, as they defeated Mississippi State 28-25 on the road and lost at home to Auburn 24-19. In non-conference play, they have defeated McNeese State and Central Michigan but were defeated by UCLA.

Both teams will enter play a bit banged up. Kentucky will be without starting nose tackle Marquan ‘Bully’ McCall and No. 2 wide receiver Josh Ali.

LSU will be without top corner and likely top 10 2021 NFL Draft choice Derek Stingley Jr. and starting safety Major Burns.

For a second straight week, Kentucky will have the benefit of a sold-out crowd, as the UK Ticket office already announced all their tickets for Saturday’s contest have been sold. The same UK crowd forced Florida into eight false start penalties last Saturday when the Cats beat then-ranked No. 10 Florida for their first home win over the Gators since 1986.

Now ranked No. 16. in the nation, Kentucky enters Saturday’s clash with LSU 3.5 point favorites as they look to get another momentum-building win before a potential SEC East title game in Athens against No. 2 Georgia next Saturday.

Can the Cats keep the ball rolling and get out to a 6-0 start for the first time in 71 years? Or will Ed Orgeron get a potential job-saving win for his LSU Tigers?

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Who wins Kentucky vs. LSU?

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  • 86%
    Kentucky
    (947 votes)
  • 13%
    LSU
    (145 votes)
1092 votes total Vote Now

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