It’s been a fun ride to this point

Kentucky’s overtime defeat on Saturday in College Station was not an easy one to swallow. The Cats were in a great position to win but just couldn’t muster up enough offense down the stretch. Now that it has been a few days removed from the loss hopefully fans are coming back down to the reality and remembering that this is one special season. I think just about everyone would have been thrilled with the notion of UK being 5-1 with only an overtime loss after the first 6 games. Heading into the BYE week anyone associated with Kentucky football has to be pleased. The streak ended in Gainesville and UK has proven they are a legitimate threat to contend for the SEC East. Those are two major accomplishments for the first half of the season. Optimism is high, when Kentucky takes the field the fans are expecting a victory, no matter who the opposing team is. That is the new era of UK football, and I like it.

What’s next?

I don’t think that a BYE week could have come at a better time for Mark Stoops team. It was evident that Kentucky was exhausted down in the closing quarters against Texas A&M and was trying to win the game while running on fumes. I have to believe that the unprecedented success of the 2018 season is also taking its toll on the players mentally. The next 10 days or so should allow the coaching staff a perfect opportunity to regroup and determine the best plan of attack to finish this year strong.

If you are going by ESPN match-up predictor then Kentucky will be favored in all but two remaining games during the regular season. The most obvious being the November 3rd showdown with Georgia at Kroger Field at will likely decide the SEC East. Then in news that may surprise some, the other game that Kentucky is projected as an underdog will be on the road against Missouri. Even if UK did drop both of those games they would still finish the season 9-3, which is more than respectable.

The Cats will have to take care of business and not take anything for granted. But this team has shown no signs of playing without a purpose. Kentucky has shown up in a major way for all of it’s games to this point and I don’t expect that to change. The fact that the season is now half way over and UK still has a legitimate shot at winning the SEC East is an incredible feat that is engaging the fan base like no time before.

Serious question….. Will Kentucky rush for 500 yards against Louisville? If given the chance, I fully expect Stoops to beat the Cards by 50 + points if he can.

 

 

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My name is Drew Brown and I live in Louisville, Kentucky. I have bled blue since birth and consider myself blessed to be a member of the Big Blue Nation! However, I do consider myself a rational college basketball fan with a specific passion for recruiting. What I love most is about college sports is that they represent the greatness of American culture. My Town vs. Your Town! #BBN
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Content Creator at Armchair Kentucky , The Arm-Chair All-Americans, LLC
My name is Drew Brown and I live in Louisville, Kentucky. I have bled blue since birth and consider myself blessed to be a member of the Big Blue Nation! However, I do consider myself a rational college basketball fan with a specific passion for recruiting. What I love most is about college sports is that they represent the greatness of American culture. My Town vs. Your Town! #BBN
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