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It’s finally time for kick off!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 31 Belk Bowl - Virginia Tech v Kentucky

Happy Football Saturday! The Kentucky Wildcats are finally ready to take the field and showcase their new look offense. They face-off against Louisiana Monroe to kick things off and the Cats are favored by 31 points over the Warhawks, a team that was 0-10 and one of the worst teams in college football.

Head coach Terry Bowden made headlines this week by telling the media that he just hopes that his team doesn’t get hurt and they are able to make it to the BYE week. ULM is a bad football team and Kentucky should have no problem with covering that spread even if they elect to run the ball on every down.

While there isn’t much that we can get out of this game due to the opponent, it’s going to see if certain players can stand out. Obviously most eyes are going to be on Will Levis and Wan’Dale Robinson as they are tabbed to be the catalysts to jumpstart the new-look Kentucky offense. We can also see which other wide receivers outside of Robinson and Josh Ali contribute to the offense.

While Levis will get the lion’s share of snaps at quarterback, I would expect to get a heavy dose of Beau Allen in the second half. Allen will probably play some meaningful minutes this season due to wear and tear on Levis, so it will be important to see what Allen has to offer as back up.

Missouri will be the first true test of the season but that game is one week away. Enjoy the win today and everything that goes with a college football heavy weekend.

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Quickies

UK looks for 12th straight non-conference win | UK Athletics- I have zero doubts that this will happen.

Luke Fortner and DeAndre Square wearing different jerseys | KSR- Fortner is going to wear John Schalrman’s jersey and DeAndre Square will wear Chris Oats’ jersey. Both great choices to honor those guys today.

Gavin Wimsatt on his way to New Jersey | nj.com- The former Kentucky recruit will forgo the rest of his senior season of high school at Owensboro and will enroll early at Rutgers. He is eligible to play this year and will sign a six figure NIL deal.

Kentucky celebrates banner unveiling with a win | UK Athletics- The third ranked Kentucky volleyball team unfurled their National Champions banner and then went on to sweep Northern Iowa. That’s a pretty good night.

Week 1 bold predictions | SDS- Many are expecting a big day for Will Levis.

How to watch Kentucky vs. ULM | WDRB- A good break down of the game and what to expect this afternoon.

Predictions for Kentucky vs. ULM | LHL- Winnings isn’t the question. It’s by how much.

College football picks week 1 | CBS- The experts are heavy on UGA but Dabo has to be itching to get back out there after his embarrassing exit from the College Football Playoff last season.

VA Tech upsets UNC | SI.com- The defense that we have been used to at Virginia Tech finally showed up last night and held high powered UNC to ten points. The Hokies seem to be ready to challenge in the Coastal.

Four schools picked to join Big 12 | USA Today- Would these schools be enough to keep the Big 12 as a big player in the Power 5?

I’m back for the UK Postgame show on ESPN 680 and I’ll give you your first chance to react as soon as the game is over. I’ll have Mark Stoops’ press conference live and will take your calls at 502-267-9680 or your texts at 502-437-9680.

Listen and react!