Barrett Sallee, Bleacher Report’s SEC Football writer, has gone through the schedules of every team in the conference to isolate the biggest potential game they could overlook and lose. Here are the three teams Sallee thinks Kentucky could sneak up on and whether or not I agree:
Auburn: @Kentucky, Oct 15.
Auburn’s October seems like a pretty simple road. Open with San Jose State, Bye Week, Thursday Night Game @Kentucky, @Arkansas, Ole Miss. It’s easy to see how the Cats could be overlooked in lieu of games in the race for the SEC West. Then there is no way the Auburn coaching staff can prepare their 5 star recruits for the insane environment Kentucky will bring to their first ever game on Thursday night. They’re going to be thinking about the Kentucky of old. It’s a recipe for Kentucky to shock the world.
Georgia: Vs Kentucky, Nov 7.
After last year’s absolute dismantling on our home turf the Bulldogs could very well be overlooking the Cats in the first game of November. Plus, the game is wedged between two rivalry games for UGA in Florida and Auburn with no rest in-between. The situation is ripe for an upset but the talent gap still seems to wide for this to be realistic. Let’s not forget Nick Chubb averaged 13 yards per carry in last year’s game. The Cats could make them sweat but a win would be a legendary upset.
South Carolina: Vs Kentucky, Sept 12.
South Carolina has a bunch of questions and not a lot of answers for the second game of the season. Kentucky could very well go in to Columbia and leave with a win this season but I don’t think this qualifies as a trap game. After last season’s Gamecock shocker the ol’ Ball Coach is going to be looking to avenge his second-ever loss to the boys in Blue. The game is a proving ground for what Kentucky wants to do this year and beyond. Don’t call it an upset.
Who does B/R list as Kentucky’s biggest trap game? Louisana-Lafayette during the home opener. KSR’s own Freddie Maggard has pinpointed that since the schedule was released.
[Bleacher Report: Biggest Trap Game for Every SEC Team in 2015]