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Predictions from Across the ‘Net

It’s almost time. Kentucky Football’s first home game is less than two hours away. The Wildcats are in need of a blowout to feel better about themselves after last week’s letdown, but are they going to get it? Vegas says no. According to them, Kentucky only has a touchdown advantage. Yikes. Here’s what other guys are saying around the internet:

USA Today

Kent State’s offense wasn’t tested against Towson, and it will certainly need to come out of the gates strong in this game and prove it’s sharp. Regardless of the quality of its opponent, Kentucky cannot be pleased with its defensive effort at Louisville, but it’ll be happy to handle a less formidable team this week. The Golden Flashes used big plays on defense and special teams to win their opener, but it’s hard to count on that every week. Figure the Wildcats to earn their first win of the season in front of the home crowd.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Kentucky 31, Kent State 21

-Saturday Down South

Jon: Joker Phillips is in need of a win in the worst way. But there are too many question marks to make this a guarantee. But there is something to be said about a team with their backs against the wall. Max Smith — I’m counting on your for deliverance. Kentucky 24, Kent State 20.

Kevin: All I’m hoping in this game is that we get another play where the Kent State player returns his own punt the wrong direction. Hopefully, Kentucky will have enough sense to not chase him down and tackle him like the guys last week. If Kentucky doesn’t win this game, Joker’s in trouble. Kentucky 27, Kent State 24.

-Kentucky Kernel

The Cats were beyond disappointed by last week’s loss to the Cardinals. Defensive coordinator Rick Minter compared the team to a prize fighter who had just lost, saying no fighter wants to sit for long after a loss; all he can think about is redemption. It is redemption that will fuel UK to victory Saturday. The offense looks much improved from a year ago, and a shaky defense should feel comfortable against an offense that threw for 166 yards (63 on one pass) and ran for 101 yards against Towson.

Final score: UK 31, Kent State 10.

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What does the Kentucky faithful think about tonight’s game? Let us know your predictions in the comments section. Closest guess receives a shout out in the night post, or a date with Drew Franklin — your pick.

Article written by Rashawn Franklin

26 Comments for Predictions from Across the ‘Net



  1. UKBlue
    5:36 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    This whole season is irrelevant, Joker is getting fired. This is now a business decision, UK CAN NOT afford not having asses in seats with season ticket sales so low.



  2. Tyler Mounce
    5:45 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    Ky Cat Stats Staff Predictions:
    Brad – 31-17
    Tyler – 35-27
    Ken – 17-16(Kent State) (Ken is an idiot)
    Braxton – 28-10
    Joseph – 28-17
    Heather – 28-14



  3. Jon Lowe
    5:49 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    Is the game on directv??



  4. BobKYCats
    5:53 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    UK 31, Kent State 14



  5. ealdridge525
    6:01 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    28-19 UK. Go Cats.



  6. Kentuckyshame
    6:06 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    Kent st 24-20



  7. TRUEBLUE
    6:07 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    Anybody know of a good place to watch the cats tonight. I’m in the fern creek area here.



  8. NashvilleCat
    6:07 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    UK 21 Kent St 17.

    Also, is this game only available online? How are people watching this thing?



  9. UKfan5
    6:08 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    UK 38-10.. Put some of that fire out!



  10. BettyWhite
    6:08 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    32-19 Cats!



  11. dave
    6:10 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    winning f-ball games matters. for the whole university. the school needs to find a coach who can win games if joker can’t.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/09/08/the-economics-of-big-time-college-football/



  12. herodotus6
    6:13 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    21-17 Kent St. with the UK D not showing up for the 2nd week. #FireJoker



  13. Hard Hittin' CAT
    6:16 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    CATS roll 38-13

    GO BIG BLUE!! F*CK all the Haters!



  14. Blue Blood
    6:22 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    Tyler Thomas’ God awful overbite will defeat both teams.



  15. Blue Blood
    6:23 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    Thompson’s*



  16. Jcrabb82
    6:25 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    28-21 CATS

    I am beyond fed up with insight cable first the NFL network now the UK game this week i think i’m call Direct tv very soon.



  17. Mike
    6:31 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    W.K.U. has 6 sacks on the Alabama O line…what and the world are they going to do to us??…maybe that will be Choker’s last game…we can dream, can’t we??



  18. clover lang
    6:41 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    Pain.



  19. Mr. Peepers
    6:49 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    UK 14 Kent ST.10



  20. BigBlueBoobies
    6:51 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone know if this game is being televised on Dishnetwork????



  21. lexslamman
    6:54 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    UK 17 Kent St. 14

    Defense hopefully plays with a chip on its shoulder. If UK drops this one, I’ll see you all at MM.



  22. capt
    7:04 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    This is going to be max smith’s big day.



  23. KYStout
    7:09 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    And the train wreck rolls on.



  24. kyman
    7:26 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    I live in Louisville and have directtv and was happy to see the game on but now it says its black out.



  25. Linda Taylor
    11:26 pm September 8, 2012 Permalink

    Congrats #9 you came closest!



  26. Micah
    12:37 am September 10, 2012 Permalink

    Actually 13 came the closest