We’re not the only ones feeling confident in Kentucky’s chances on Saturday. Three of ESPN’s five SEC writers picked the Cats to beat Florida in their Week 3 SEC Predictions:
Ostendorf and Ching backed up their picks with this reasoning:
Why Kentucky wins: I’m a little hesitant to jump on the Kentucky bandwagon after what happened last year, but I’m a believer in what Mark Stoops is doing in Lexington. I think the Wildcats take down another streak this week and knock off Florida, 31-21. Patrick Towles has just been more impressive than either quarterback the Gators have thrown out there thus far. — Greg Ostendorf
Why Florida wins: I came close to picking Kentucky last week and missed out on correctly picking the Wildcats’ upset over South Carolina. I’m tempted to go with the Wildcats again this week — after all, they should have beaten Florida last year in Gainesville — but their second-half collapses have me a bit gun-shy. Give me the Gators, 28-27. — David Ching
Team Ostendorf. Team Cats.