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Regardless of What Happens Saturday, Pack Kroger Field Against Louisville

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Today the SEC announced the kickoff time for Kentucky’s home finale against Louisville at noon. In doing so, it brought me to this. We NEED to pack Kroger Field for Louisville, no matter what happens in Athens.I’m not saying Kentucky will get blown out, I’m not even saying losing is a foregone conclusion, but Georgia opened as a 22-point favorite for a reason and chances are slim.

I know most fans check out when basketball season kicks in and attendance is never too great after a loss, which is understandable, but it’s important we change that November 25th for more reasons than just a rowdy crowd.

Last Chance to See Kentucky at Home

The first and most obvious reason to attend this game is it will be your last chance to catch the Cats in action at Kroger Field until September. Attendance at Kroger Field this year has been amazing, so what would one more game hurt?

Even though this season has had its ups and downs, this team has had a special 7-3 season and they’re not done yet. This is a season we don’t see too often in Lexington. What’s an appropriate way celebrate them? Giving them one last packed house, against our in-state rival to show our appreciation.

A Chance To Witness History

Kentucky has a chance to reach history against Louisville, an eight-win season. Kentucky hasn’t reached eight wins in a regular season since 1984 when Jerry Claiborne led the Cats to a Hall of Fame Bowl victory over Wisconsin. Mind you this would be the first time in 33 years, and some of you reading this weren’t even alive yet.

Another history tidbit, this team has already made history. This is the first time since 1977 that Kentucky has had back to back seven-win seasons. Kentucky just honored three teams a few weeks ago, and none of them had back to back seven-win season, so you can only imagine the pedestal we will put this team on? Wouldn’t you love to say you saw this team in person?

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The Seniors

The home finale also means it will be Senior Day at Kroger field. Few Kentucky football seniors can say they’ve played in two bowl games, let alone one.

Some notable seniors include Courtney Love, Austin MacGinnis, Blake Bone, Juice Johnson, Charles Walker, Matt Elam, and some quarterback named Stephen Johnson. This class of Kentucky football players has been good to us, so let’s give them one last sellout, and cheer them on to a victory against Louisville.

It’s Louisville

Last and certainly not least, it’s Louisville. Our biggest rival of the year, plus we beat them last year at their place. I was there when Lamar Jackson fumbled inside the ten, and I can honestly say the Louisville faithful were not a factor in the game and we all saw the outcome. They’ll be looking to return the favor, so we must show up to make them as least comfortable as possible. This could also be your last chance to witness Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson in person. As much as I hate that he goes to Louisville, he is a special talent.

Saturday could be ugly against the Bulldogs, but I once again ask the Big Blue Nation to stay the course, one last time this season. For one last game.

This game is always a lot of fun, especially in the stadium. I hope to see most of you at Kroger Field November 25th against Louisville.

You can buy tickets here.


Article written by Brent Wainscott

Twitter: @BrentW_KSR

11 responses to “Regardless of What Happens Saturday, Pack Kroger Field Against Louisville”

  1. az1006

    A 7-win season is fairly rare in Kentucky football, but it isn’t as rare as you’re making it out to be…Kentucky won 8 games in 2006 and 2007, and 7 in 2008 and 2009 (counting bowl wins). Still a big accomplishment, but to say we haven’t won 7 games on consecutive seasons since 1977 is just flat wrong.

    1. ClutchCargo

      I think he’s talking about regular season wins.

    2. BBNDan7

      The article literally says “regular season wins” so get off your high horse

    3. ukjaybrat

      no sir, you are flat wrong. read the article

  2. az1006

    Even so…The 2006 and 2007 teams both won 7 games in the regular season, and 8 if you count the bowls.

    1. Rembrandt

      What difference does that make? Listen to Wainscott. The columnist is urging a full stadium for the UK-UL game and you are nitpicking.

  3. UKinIN

    The post wasn’t including bowl wins. I thought that was obvious. The thing that stood out for me was completely jumping over the GA and talking about U of L being the chance for the 8th win (again, regular season). I don’t expect UK to really threaten GA Saturday but I wouldn’t have talked about the U of L game as if the GA game had already been played either.

    1. az1006

      Again, the 2006 and 2007 teams both won 7 games in the regular season, and 8 of you count bowls. I understood his point, and thought stating those two teams won 8 games included their bowl wins was obvious. In any event, Kentucky has won 7 games in consecutive seasons (not including bowls) as recently as 2006 and 2007, since they both won 8 including their victories over Clemson and Florida State in the Music City Bowl.

  4. UKfansNKY

    Ok folks, we go into GA Saturday and give them Dog’s a CAT fight!! Would love nothing more than to get the WIN!! Or even keep it close!

    We return home the following Saturday to whip LV’s ASS!! WE NEED A FULL HOUSE!!!!!

    Lets PACK Kroger Field/Commonwealth Stadium and send our CATS off to a Bowl game the right way!!

    GO CATS!!!

  5. KayutsBy90

    Unfortunately I’m expecting a another lack luster showing in the student section. With some many students being out of state, those who go home for Thanksgiving aren’t likely to return a day early for the game, especially because those who park in K lot won’t be able to.

    1. Wildcat65

      KayutsBy90 you’re right. I think you forgot that it’s also a noon game which means most students will have to come back on Friday. It will be very empty especially if there is any kind of weather.