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Kentucky football wins this weekend

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Remember how Kentucky football is, well, not very good? How the team is 1-9 on the season, winless in conference, with one final shot in late November to notch a win in the SEC? Remember how Joker Phillips is set to be fired at the end of the season, and fans aren’t showing up to games? Remember that one win out of ten tries? That single victory on September 8, in front of 37,000 fans as reported by the Herald-Leader — the second-largest home crowd this season?

That victory was a decisive one over the Kent State Golden Flashes. Who are now ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press poll. Therein lies the small victory Kentucky can celebrate this weekend.

The Cats knocked off Kent State to the tune of 47-14 thanks to Maxwell Smith’s 30-for-39 passing, with 354 yards and four touchdowns. The performance was the most dominant for Kentucky this season. And the victory is looking even more impressive now that the Golden Flashes have yet to lose another game.

It might be the biggest head-scratcher for fans yet. How in the heck did Kentucky beat a team good enough to be ranked by 33 points? Where did that come from? Or better yet, where did that energy go?

Kent State plays in the Mid-American Conference where they have gone a perfect 6-0. Several weeks ago they knocked off No. 15 Rutgers on the road, giving the Scarlet Knights their first loss and only loss of the season. The Golden Flashes have two games remaining against the second- and third-best teams in the MAC; Bowling Green and Ohio.

The Golden Flashes may not finish the season ranked in the polls, but as it stands, Kentucky has beaten a ranked team, as has Kent State. Just for comparisons sake, you know who hasn’t? Louisville.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

22 Comments for Kentucky football wins this weekend



  1. Rixter
    8:37 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Hire PETRINO!



  2. KYMOJO
    8:37 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    mmmmm really!?!?!? next topic!



  3. Survey Monkey
    8:40 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    VOTE who you want to see as UK’s next head coach:

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/257YN92



  4. jpgott2
    8:44 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Why: Maxwell Smith gave UK a legit offense!

    UK needs to get a Commonwealth renovation (or at least agree on it by the the UK admin.), and then go and get Kirby Smart or Texas A&M’s OC.



  5. Walter Sobchak
    8:45 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    We were about 10x better with Max Smith. But Kent State is also NOT top 25 team



  6. tdogg40330
    8:46 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    yeah, what #5 said



  7. Rick
    8:48 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    GO CATS



  8. Paper Tigers
    8:48 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Surprised you didn’t find a way to put an anti-petrink jab in this post. I don’t understand all the hate. Unless matt is being told by mitch what to say



  9. Question Mark
    8:48 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    I read this blog every day and night. So, I feel stupid asking this question, when will Matt’s evening post be. Seems like he might drop some knowledge on us.



  10. Question Mark
    8:50 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Hire Petrino, TOMORROW



  11. Question Mark
    8:54 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Beat these other fools to e punch. We have known we were making a change since WKU. No one but Petrino gives this program the national buzz that his rumored interest has. Maybe we can get dopey shirts like UL did that said “Got Petrino, we do.” Charlie Strong goes to Auburn and UL football goes back to where they belong.



  12. Assman
    9:01 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    UL is now #20. WKU is starting to show it’s real colors, 3 losses and counting. I wonder what Petrino could do with Maxwell Smith? Wouldn’t it be fun to see Petrino go up against Spurrier, Saban, etc, etc. etc.?



  13. Ukalum
    9:05 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    There are a lot of coaches that can turn the UK program around and win in the SEC. But 90% already have jobs and 8% will either take another job or aren’t interested in UK. That leaves petrino. UK football is the shy nerdy kid in school and the home coming queen, who just got dumped, just flirted with us about needing a prom date. Either uk jumps on the offer or someone else will.



  14. I have a Question??
    9:07 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    When is the night post?!?!



  15. BluesClues
    9:10 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Football is such a weird sport, one injury, one mistake, one fumble, you lose. One loss then your championship chances are done, unless you are really Lucky.



  16. Jordan
    9:14 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    If we were Missouri we would make a shirt…



  17. Big Blue
    9:14 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    We beat Alabama 15 years ago — we should be #1 this week!



  18. Stephen
    9:32 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville is very overrated, but they Cincy was ranked when Louisville beat them.



  19. GEENNEE to the HARV
    9:41 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    KRS is a joke. I can’t believe you have a site. But guess what. I’m still here and you can’t stop me.



  20. GEENNEE to the HARV
    9:42 pm November 11, 2012 Permalink

    Cal is headed to LA. Bank on it FATT Jones!!



  21. boombam
    9:31 am November 12, 2012 Permalink

    @18 very true, Louisville’s new ranking is appropriate



  22. BK in Scottsville
    12:06 am November 13, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve heard there is a chance we can beat Samford… Anybody else hearing this?