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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Where Would Wins In Every Game This Year Rank in the Stoops Era?

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Mark Stoops has already had some quite memorable wins as Kentucky head coach.  Below, I list 5 that I think we always be remembered in UK lore.  But are there games on the schedule this year that could surpass any win that has already occurred in the Stoops era?

Below I list every one of Stoops wins so far in 1 of 3 categories: Memorable Forever, Oh Yeah That Happened, and Completely Forgettable.  And then I put where I think each of the 12 games on the schedule will fall should Kentucky pull out a win.

Obviously, things such as how the win happens (last second score), individual performances, or unforeseen developments in the season could change where these wins would go, but this is where I would see things now:

2016: at Louisville 41-38
2017: Florida (chance to end the streak would be huge program step)
2017: Louisville (always great to beat Cards, wouldn’t top last year though)

2014: South Carolina 45-38
2015: at South Carolina 26-22 (Stoops first SEC road win)
2017: Tennessee (beating the Vols is always going to be memorable)
2016: Mississippi State 40-38
2017: at Georgia (Stoops hasn’t done well against Dogs, chance to change that)
2015: Missouri 21-13 (first win over ranked team)

2014: Vanderbilt 17-7 (Stoops first SEC win)
2017: at Southern Miss (chance at some payback on the road)
2017: at Mississippi St (the kind of game aspiring programs win all the time)

2016: Vanderbilt 20-13
2017: at South Carolina (road wins are nice but Gamecocks are way down)
2013: Miami (OH) 41-7 (Stoops first win)
2016: South Carolina 17-10
2017: at Vanderbilt (always tricky, doubtful this game isn’t tough)
2016: at Missouri 35-21
2016: New Mexico St 62-42 (largest point output in Stoops era)
2017: Ole Miss (probation ridden Rebels shouldn’t be an issue)

2017: Missouri
2015: UL-Lafayette 40-33
2014: Ohio 20-3
2014: Louisiana-Monroe 48-14
2017: Eastern Michigan
2015: Eastern Kentucky 34-27
2017: Eastern Kentucky
2014: Tennessee-Martin 59-14
2013: Alabama St. 48-14
2015: Charlotte 58-10
2016: Austin Peay 49-13

Article written by Bryan the Intern

6 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Where Would Wins In Every Game This Year Rank in the Stoops Era?

  1. rickwhitetx
    8:54 am August 1, 2017 Permalink

    2017 Alabama — SEC Championship
    2018 Clemson — CFP Semi-Finals
    2018 Whoever — CFP Championship

    Yeah, I know. But a fella can dream.

  2. MakersMike
    8:57 am August 1, 2017 Permalink

    Wait, why are there 3 games that haven’t been played yet on the “Completely Forgettable” list?

    • Mathlete
      9:19 am August 1, 2017 Permalink

      Everything in bold hasn’t been played yet. The whole point of the article is how memorable each game *would be* if we won.

  3. Mathlete
    9:20 am August 1, 2017 Permalink

    I still haven’t forgotten the win over EKU in 2015, but mostly because it almost didn’t happen.

    • Lukifer
      9:31 pm August 1, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah I feel like the EKU win and a potential Ole Miss win are too low on the list.