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Freddie’s Take: Cats get the Tigers in Week 1

Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats learned their opening-day opponent on Monday. Mark Stoops will take his team to the Plains of Alabama on September 26 to take on the Auburn Tigers. From first pass, the Cats vs. War Eagle presents itself as the most intriguing Week One matchup.

Auburn is led by true sophomore quarterback Bo Nix. Nix led his team to a 9-4 record a year ago. The Tigers boasted perhaps the most dominant defensive line in the nation and its signature wins were a 27-21 over Oregon in Jerry’s World and a 48-45 victory over Alabama in the Iron Bowl.

Kentucky’s offense will be extremely difficult to prepare for in the weeks leading up to the opener as 2019 film mainly consists of Lynn Bowden Jr. playing quarterback and a one-sided, run-heavy scheme. This could act as an advantage for the Cats. Kentucky Sports Radio will have much more to add to this newest schedule addition.

We are talking actual football now, not theoretical projections.

Article written by Freddie Maggard

Former University of Kentucky Quarterback and Andy Griffith Fan Club President

3 Comments for Freddie’s Take: Cats get the Tigers in Week 1

  1. shepdog3720
    4:33 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    If healthy, this team can compete with anyone.

  2. cathatter
    4:49 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    When AU is ranked high they flop and when ranked low they overperform – hence the perennial head coach hot seat. Unfortunately the last poll I saw AU was behind UK…..just saying. If the NCAA had any brains they would clear Gatewood to play – now that game would garner all kinds of attention!

    • makeitstop
      7:26 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

      “If the NCAA had any brains” being the insurmountable hurdle there. If brains were gas, they wouldn’t have enough to power an ant’s motorcycle around the inside ring of a cheerio. And how about Olivier Sarr for Pete’s sake?! Is their mask too tight? Not getting enough oxygen?