Two weeks ago today, the Big Blue Nation woke up angry. Angry after we witnessed our football team lose an overtime road game to one of the top programs in the conference. Last night, Kentucky just won by seven against Vanderbilt and fans were upset they didn’t win by more.
It is no secret that the Cats left points on the field last night whether it was through missed field goals or through turnovers; they should have won by more.
I just want to take the time to sit and think about that though. We are mad after back to back games, but it is mad in a good way…
Let me explain… In years past, when Kentucky fans were mad after games it was never in a good way. It was because the team blew a large first half lead to Southern Miss at home or they blew leads to Florida.
This team delivers a different kind of mad. When was the last time Kentucky football left me mad that they didn’t beat SEC opponents by more? Regardless of where Vanderbilt ranks in the conference, they have still been competitive in the SEC this season. Last night was no different.
We were mad that Kentucky didn’t beat Texas A&M on the road in a game where they didn’t have a play in Aggie territory until overtime.
Looking ahead, if the Cats don’t beat Tennessee by double digits on the road in November, I will be mad. Mad because they didn’t beat the Vols by more. When was the last time we could say that?
I feel myself asking myself a lot about this team. They’re just different.
Albeit small, these small things are just a small part of showing how far this program has come under Mark Stoops. He deserves all of the credit in the world for it. My mood has completely changed after watching games. I find myself getting upset that they don’t dominate teams more and the losses hurt more, but in all reality, isn’t that a good thing?