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WKU’s Bobby Rainey is good at football

The key for Kentucky winning tomorrow night’s game is simple – don’t let Bobby Rainey beat you. Last year in this game, Rainey rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns on the Wildcats defense. Luckily, Kentucky’s offense scored 63 points to counteract everything Rainey was doing. This year, however, Kentucky”s offense is brand new and they’re not scoring anywhere near 63 points. Six of UK’s touchdowns last year were scored by player’s who are long gone. Western returns its leading passer, rusher, and receiver from that game.

But, like I said, the only one who matters is Bobby Rainey. Rainey is an explosive back that’s going to give UK’s defense everything they can handle. Kentucky has the speed to contain Rainey and keep him from breaking loose, but if they’re slow getting used to Minter’s new schemes, Rainey will make them pay.

Last season, Rainey ranked third in the nation in rush yards per game and 11th in all-purpose yards per game, while earning Sun Belt Player of the Year and honorable mention for SI.com All-American. He rushed for over 100 yards in all but three of the WKU’s games. This season he’s on the watch lists for the Maxwell, Doak Walker, and Paul Hornung Awards. He’s on pace to be Western’s all-time leading rusher.

Enough with the stats, my point is Bobby Rainey is the real deal. He is also Western’s only hope. Kentucky will cruise to victory if Danny Trevathan and Co. can slow him down. Keeping Rainey and Western out of the endzone will also give UK’s offense room to figure things out and find its playmakers. For the first time in a long time, Kentucky’s defense is going to be the key to success in this one and throughout the season.

Must. Stop. Rainey.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

15 Comments for WKU’s Bobby Rainey is good at football



  1. Blue Virus
    2:06 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink

    Drew is a genius!



  2. cats11
    2:08 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink


  3. cats11
    2:10 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink

    I have nothing to do with that video, just so we’re clear.



  4. Yesterdays
    2:17 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink

    Western is terrible. Rainey or no Rainey, we should hammer this team. Rainey can have his 40 carries and 185 yards or whatever, but we should absolutely wear their defense down. I am hoping we can just run the ball down their throats and Newton can get a couple of big throws through the air to boost his confidence. Have Trevathon shadow Rainey, he will hurt that kid.



  5. Don't cost nuthin'
    2:29 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink

    4) You don’t know WKU. Last year they were bad, but progressed throughout the season. They played a lot of freshman and sophomores, who are now a year older. They have the back to back #1 recruiting class in the Sun Belt (even though that may not be saying much). They will suprise some people this year and be pretty good next year. I hope we hammer them, but don’t count on it. Hope for a 2 td win at best. This will be their biggest game of the year and will be jacked sky high. And this game is not at CWS.
    Go Cats!



  6. 44 Stitches
    2:34 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink

    Bobby Rainey played at Griffin high school down here in Georgia. That’s the same high school Nile Daniel our former freshman receiver who failed to qualify played at. Another random thing I know is not counting uga and ga tech UK has the second most kids from Georgia on it’s roster. WKU has the 5th most from Ga.



  7. Your Mom
    2:38 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink

    Ha! Maryland’s uniforms were designed by an angry hobbit and a unicorn on acid.

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6063/6071338551_8a4872450f_o.jpg



  8. Jones Returns
    2:41 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink


  9. 44 Stitches
    2:44 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink

    Bobby Rainey played at Griffin high school down here in Georgia. That is the same high school were our former freshman receiver Nile Daniel played at who didn’t qualify. Another random thing I know is (not counting uga and ga tech) UK has the 2nd most kids from Ga on it’s roster. WKU was 5th o the list for most kids from Ga on it’s roster in D1. Weird with all the kids from Ga playing for 2 Kentucky schools and the games in tennessee.



  10. Jones Returns
    2:45 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink


  11. Don
    2:47 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink

    Not to be confused with Booby Light…Rob Dierdek’s alter ego



  12. Your Mom
    3:01 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink

    Georgia’s new football helmet is badass.

    http://www.georgiadogs.com/view.gal?id=99863



  13. Jaws2
    3:35 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink

    Drew I beg to differ with your statement “For the first time in a long time, Kentucky’s defense is going to be the key to success in this one”.

    Our Swiss cheese defense has been the key for the last decade!



  14. [email protected]
    5:51 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink

    we play in the SEC week after week we play the “REAL DEAL”..we should handle WKU with relative ease..if we are beat in the open field the staff is obviously doing a bad job of preping the players..Im all for the new def set up but the main thing is putting points on the board. Never mind stopping their run game if we cant out score WKU we are in T R O U B L E!



  15. Big D
    6:16 pm August 31, 2011 Permalink

    Rainey IS good. Just look at the tape of last year’s game if you need to. I watched live. Having said that, last years defense was way to predictable. This years defense should cause some problems for that type of offense. At least I hope so.