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The best-case scenario for Kentucky football this season

The schedule sets up nicely for Kentucky to make some major noise in 2021.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

Football season is rapidly approaching in the bluegrass and with that comes another year for Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats football program to prove themselves.

Just three years ago, Kentucky posted their best season in school history, winning 10 games including a Citrus Bowl win over Penn State, and finished ranked No. 12 in the final AP Poll.

In 2021, the newest edition of the Wildcats football team will look to surpass the team that was led by Josh Allen and Benny Snell.

247 Sports broke down the best possible scenario for each SEC team for this coming season. Kentucky’s best possible scenario? A 10-2 record.

Shocked by the 10-win best-case projection? Don’t be. Look at the schedule. Kentucky will not play a nationally-ranked team until Week 5 (Florida) and after taking on LSU and Georgia, skips another nationally-ranked opponent the rest of the way. The Wildcats miss Alabama and Texas A&M from the West and have a shot at splitting home games vs. Florida and Ed Orgeron’s aforementioned Tigers.

10-2 seems highly likely for a perfect scenario, since just last week 247 predicted the Wildcats to start the season 6-0, beating Mizzou, Florida, and LSU before falling to Georgia on the road for their first loss.

If Kentucky can come out of the gate swinging, much like in 2018, and set themselves up for a good back-half of the schedule, 10-2 seems certainly possible.

The only question we have - who is going to be throwing the ball? A 10-2 record depends on that.

So, what do you think Kentucky’s best-case scenario is for the 2021 season? Let us know in the comments section!

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