We’ve talked a lot about how important it is for Mark Stoops and the Cats to get off to a good start in the 2013 football season. Recruiting success is great, but carrying that momentum through to the season with a big win is crucial. Saturday Down South agrees. In a piece examining each SEC East team’s most important games this season, Jon Cooper says it’s huge for the Cats to beat Bobby Petrino and get that all-important first “W”:
Game: Western Kentucky, week 1
Buzz: For Kentucky, it’s all about getting the Mark Stoops era under way and getting some more positive momentum as the season opens. Let’s face it, Kentucky’s schedule is so brutal that they could win only one or two more games than last season, and it would be a big improvement. So, it’s very important to beat the Hilltoppers and Bobby Petrino in week one.