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.