As part of his Forde-Yard Dash, our good friend Pat examined some of the 3-0 teams in the country that are flying under the radar. And Kentucky certainly falls under that category. Forde’s comments on the Cats:
Kentucky (23). What’s to like: The Wildcats are the only team in the country to have played three games without committing a turnover. They have dynamic playmakers in receiver/returner Randall Cobb and running back Derrick Locke. And they’re starting quickly, averaging 27.3 points in the first half.
What’s to doubt: The best team Kentucky has beaten (Louisville) ranks 87th in the Sagarin ratings.
Reality check: Saturday in The Swamp. The Cats haven’t beaten Florida since 1986.
Verdict: Kentucky could conceivably get to eight wins this season if it beats nemesis Tennessee for the first time since ’84.
Forde really didn’t say much that we haven’t heard already. Cats are underdogs against Florida. This is the year to beat Tennessee. Not exactly hard hitting journalism. But I will say that I did not appreciate Forde’s reference to the “Swamp”, which he was clearly referring the UK’s recruiting tactics. Always taking cheap shots, Pat.