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Saturday Headlines: Beat Florida

The Cats go on the road for an early statement game in Gainesville.

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Good morning, BBN!

The Kentucky Wildcats started the season off in a big way with a lopsided win over Miami (OH) but they will have their work cut out for them today as they travel to The Swamp.

There was good news this week as linebacker Jordan Wright is back with the team and will make his season debut for the Cats. The bad news is Chris Rodriguez is still not available as Mark Stoops continues to wait for his star running back to return.

Can the Cats go counter to their identity today and win on the road with the passing game? With the Cats being down three running back and the offensive line in flux, Will Levis and the passing game will be relied upon to get the upset.

Defensively, UK will have to deal with Florida’s dynamic quarterback, Anthony Richardson. His arm looked improved against Utah but remained shaky at times. If the Cats can contain him, the likelihood of winning on the road goes up.

Tweets of the Day

This has a big game feel to it. A primetime, top 25 road game in one of the best atmospheres in college football. Win the damn thing.


SEC bold predictions | SDS- This bold prediction has my heart in a tizzy.

CBS picks of the week | CBS- I don’t know of many in the national media picking the Cats. Everybody sure fell in love with Florida quickly.

UK/Florida predictions: take two | Cats Illustrated- The guys over at Cats Illustrated are split over what they think is going to happen.

Know your opponent | Cats Pause- Anthony Richardson is the straw that stirs the offense.

How Kentucky beats Florida | KSR- I think this is a pretty darn good recipe for success.

Friday night football scores | WDRB-Some high scoring affairs last night in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Volleyball Cats fall | UK Athletics- The #6 Badgers got the best of the #14 Wildcats.

Kentucky needs to use tight ends to beat Florida | Vaught’s Views- I completely agree with this. All this talk about NFL tight ends, let’s see them.

Big test for both Kentucky and Florida | ESPN- Some are acting like this is a one-sided affair but the game is just as big for Florida as it is for Kentucky. Can they pull back-to-back home wins against the top 20?

A&M fans know exactly who they are rooting for in Texas vs. Alabama | Sporting News- Aggie fans have plenty of beef with Bama and Saban but Texas is a hate that runs deep.

Top 25 slate and bold predictions | USA Today- The Cats and Gators take center stage here for the college football Saturday.

I’ll have the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife UK Postgame Show over on ESPN 680 immediately following the game. Call in, text in and listen to Mark Stoops before anybody else has it!