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Accolades Roll in from ESPN for the Kentucky Football team

Are the Kentucky Wildcats the best team in college football? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t folks at ESPN who really like what they see from Mark Stoops’ program.

The four-letter network’s top college football analyst is a big fan of what Stoops is doing in Lexington. Kirk Herbstreit picks the Cats to win most weeks on College GameDay and called over 6.5 total wins for UK as the “Lock of the Year” prior to the start of the season. After the Cats secured the seventh victory of the season, Herbstreit gave out a couple cap-tips to the team.

Each week Herbstreit names a handful of top performing coaches and players. Mark Stoops came in at No. 4 while Lynn Bowden earned third-place after rushing for four touchdowns and setting a new SEC QB single-game rushing record with 284 yards (12.9 ypc.).

Bowden could not have done it without John Schlarman’s hoss-cats leading the way. Each week Cole Cubelic selects the three best offensive line performances from the previous weekend. In week 14 Kentucky was the top offensive line in the SEC.

It’s nothing new for the Cats. Kentucky was featured in Cubelic’s top three in five straight games dating back to the Missouri game. In total the Joe Moore Award finalists earned a top three spot in seven of 12 regular season games. It’s not just blocking from the big uglies that earned the Wildcats recognition either.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

9 Comments for Accolades Roll in from ESPN for the Kentucky Football team

  1. Mathlete
    5:07 pm December 4, 2019 Permalink

    The talking heads who really know football all seem to like where UK is. Props to Coach Stoops for what he’s been able to accomplish because most of us only dreamed of such things

  2. BigBluSoTru
    5:18 pm December 4, 2019 Permalink

    Hven’t won the East still losing record in conference lol

    • notFromhere
      8:13 pm December 4, 2019 Permalink

      Why do non-UK fans come here to post? Guess fans of other schools are just pissed UK is bowl eligible, since they got nothin else to be happy about…

      Here’s a hanky, NotSoTruBlu, and a quarter. Go get yourself a friend from the candy machine at walmart

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      7:17 pm December 5, 2019 Permalink

      Notfromhere don’t give that Card fan a quarter his mom(like all Card fans not living with a Kentucky one) gets enough from the tax payers with her welfare check.

  3. BigBluSoTru
    6:57 am December 5, 2019 Permalink

    Im blue to the heart eastern ky coal mines finest . I live and die for Uk BB

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      7:19 pm December 5, 2019 Permalink

      The lie detector test has determined…

      A real fan would know our “qbs” have been hurt since the last half of the FL game.

  4. BigBluSoTru
    7:05 am December 5, 2019 Permalink

    Not a big fan of football i have a shrine of BB. heck just being honest this fb at UK will always be what it is .Just becasue we had decent 10 win year once doesn’t make it a fb program. And be honest with your self if you still have a losing conference record in a down conference what have you really done.

    • 4everUKBlue
      8:41 am December 5, 2019 Permalink

      I have great respect for coal miners but be honest with yourself, UK football is not what it’s always been. We are the best we’ve ever been and on the rise and anyone who can’t see that just doesn’t want to see it.

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      7:26 pm December 5, 2019 Permalink

      Like most Cardinal’s fans he is obsessed with UK to the point of having a shrine to their downfalls. A real fan would have a shrine to the most overachieving team in the country. Starting QB lost, Snell lost, no starters in the secondary, lost Allen, West, Edwards, Jones, and Robinson. Who other than Bama and Clemson can say that and still have the defense to shutdown most teams. Hell Bama can’t even say that right now.