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Bleacher Report: Kentucky Football’s Record in 2017

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This week, Bleacher Report made predictions for the records for each of the Power 5 conference teams. How did they predict the Cats would do?

Kentucky: 7-5 (4-4 SEC)

Dark-horse contender might be too strong, but Kentucky could make a noticeable impact on the SEC East race. The Wildcats will take on Ole Miss and Mississippi State in crossover action, while Florida, Georgia and Tennessee will get LSU, Auburn and Alabama, respectively. A mid-September meeting with South Carolina will be a critical outing for both lurking programs.

Kentucky Football Schedule 2017

Looking at the schedule, I am guessing that Bleacher Report is predicting losses to Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Louisville and then a bad loss to one of the rest of the teams. What do you think? Is this a fair prediction for the upcoming season? Let me know in the comments below:

Also: Check out the entirety of the predictions. There are definitely some interesting takes.

 

Article written by Sam Gormley

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9 Comments for Bleacher Report: Kentucky Football’s Record in 2017



  1. ky1988
    2:11 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    I see atleast 8 wins.



  2. wildcats44
    2:22 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    9 is my prediction



  3. kenny
    3:10 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    9 would be nice, benny is the key to this team imo. Replacing toth could be a problem, but we have a qb that i believe can win big games. GO CATS



  4. @GoCayts
    4:33 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    Looks possible to go 8-4, 5-3 … need to be able to stop the run up the gut, cut down on QB fumbles and become more reliable in the punt game



  5. wildcats44
    4:38 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    @kenny Toth isn’t a problem you have drake Jackson to fill in & Aj rose expected to back up benny who they say is reallly really good plus Lynn Bowden coming in who will play in wildcat. There’s only one position that has lacked imo & that’s defensive line



  6. wildcats44
    4:38 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    I agree with punting issues



  7. BluKudzu
    4:45 pm February 26, 2017 Permalink

    There will be some teams, which historically had picked UK as their homecoming game, that will rethink that strategy by the end of this upcoming season. I think it very possible to have 8 wins, and with a little luck, 9 could be the number the Cats will post.
    Hoping for a healthy season, and the best for our coaches and players.



  8. Woods
    7:03 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t think we can get 7 until we get our punt game better



  9. RackEmWillie
    9:16 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    It could swing anywhere from 4-8 up to 9-3, which is the scary part. I mean, UK was a few plays away from being out of the bowl picture (again) and UK fans left wondering if they could get over the hump.

    Boom was a great back to have, and will be hard to replace.

    There are only 2 teams I would count as definite wins, and that would be EKU and EMU. Maybe Mizzou, all depending on how they rebound this year.

    They were a play or two away from losing to UofL, Miss. State, Vandy and South Carolina. So it doesn’t seem like a safe bet to count any of those as a definite win. Probable at best.

    Ole Miss could be in trouble this year, even more than they already are. How things play out in Oxford will have a huge impact on how their season goes. And UK could cash in on that.

    They aren’t beating Florida or Georgia. And probably aren’t beating UofL again. Lamar won’t be careless with the ball in a late game situation this time, and they’ll just take the win.

    The only game I don’t really know about would be Tennessee. They’re kind of a team that is searching for someone to help them take that next step. Last year, I fully believe Stoops lost that game by being conservative. Could they get the win the Lex this year? Maybe. Possibly.

    It could be a bad year for UK, a good year for UK or a great year for UK. How this team plays in the clutch. Fumbles, missed tackles and mental errors has them sitting at 5 or 6 wins. If they get everything working together, then you end up looking at 8 or 9 wins. But, that seems to be the story of UK football. Just a series of really open questions that no one really knows the answers to.