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Kentucky has a Border Battle In The Latest Bowl Projections

Texas Bowl via Arkansas Online

Should you be planning for two trips to Houston, Texas this year? The basketball Cats are a favorite to make the trip for the Final Four but the Football Cats could be making a trip to the Lone Star state as well in this week’s latest bowl projections:

CBS Sports has Kentucky playing against West Virginia in the Texas Bowl. It’s a rematch from the Sweet 16 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament and a game the people of Eastern KY have wanted to see for years. If this game were to happen though can we move the location from Houston to Huntington, WV? Sure, NRG Stadium holds nearly double what Marshall’s field can but there’s no need to drive across the country to settle this score. Plus, you have Shannon Dawson taking on his former team. Kentucky last played the Mountaineers in 1983.

ESPN has Kentucky still penciled in for the Music City Bowl. I can dig it.

Jason Kirk of SBNation has the Cats taking on Penn State in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Florida in early January seems a whole lot more appealing than staying home in KY so this is another bowl game I am all for.

All three games have their strengths and I’ll be happy no matter where the Cats end up going. So while last night was undoubtedly disappointing it’s still important to keep in mind that they are still on track to go bowling for the first time since 2010.  Stoops has the rebuilding process right on schedule and a bowl game will be a major leap forward from previous years. So, which of these games would you prefer?

 

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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19 Comments for Kentucky has a Border Battle In The Latest Bowl Projections



  1. KYCATS13
    8:07 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Our Coaches have just as much to lean at the players. Everyone is learning on the job. We were not prepared last night and very unorganized.



    • You need to remember
      10:42 am October 26, 2015 Permalink

      We are four plays away from zero wins against very weak opponents so far this year. Charlotte is not a given folks, EKU should have shown you that.
      We are a very fortunate team to have the four wins we have. Very lucky indeed.



  2. KYCATS13
    8:07 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    That is learn as the players.



  3. Big Worm
    8:14 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    They would beat us by 4 td’s.



  4. DCHagy
    8:26 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Let’s see–let’s reward them for…what? They stink from top to bottom (and, yes, I’m including the coaches).



    • Dude
      9:20 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      You should probably stop watching, and pick up knitting or something. Its apparent your fragile emotions cannot handle this like a mature human being.

      Good luck, and godspeed.



  5. We can only hope.
    8:27 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Hurray, maybe we can get another weekend trip to Nashville. Ugh!



  6. GatorCat
    9:02 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    I hate it, but all this bowl projection crap is delusional. Following the wasted opportunity of Auburn came last night’s ass whoopin’ by MSU. UT will be more of the same, followed by another dose from UGA between the hedges. Then comes Vandy down there. By then, there won’t be enough left of this team physically and mentally to overcome our coaching shortfalls and win this game. Charlotte should be a win, setting up a do or die with UL. I despise the dirty birds and they are not a great team, but they have better athletes and will possibly be fighting for a bowl themselves. I simply haven’t seen anything that convinces me we win that game.



  7. deputy323
    9:03 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    We better enjoy this year because it will be our last, they are already lining up who can replace Golden at Miami and Stoops is at the top of the list. Any ways the SEC wants it this way there are certain teams that have to be at the bottom of the power 5 confrences and they are not going to let us rise to the top



    • Sarcasm
      9:41 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      Wait, according to many of the commenters (aka the self-appointed “experts” of football) around here, Stoops is incompetent. Why would a program with a winning tradition want to go after him? Weird…



  8. Jim
    10:02 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    I’m all for playing WVU. Then we can see what this offense should look like.



  9. Radmankd
    10:14 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Projecting us in a bowl is way premature. I’ve watched UT
    and Georgia, those are both losses. Vandy and Louisville I see as a toss up. Charlotte a win.
    Injuries are piling up. O line continues to struggle. Outstanding group of 8-10 receivers we heard about prior to start of the season has become primarily three guys who struggle with easy, routine catches. Their butts on the
    bench, and next man up needs to be tried. I can see why Snodgrass is leaving. Coaches cry about drops, then try another receiver. If you keep doing the same thing, why should you expect different results?
    I don’t think we can win consistently in SEC with Ohio as our main recruiting ground.
    My expectations for remainder of the season have been significantly downgraded. I was hoping for better in Stoops and company third year.



    • bige
      10:19 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      100% agreed

      1 win left on the schedule.



  10. UKBlue
    10:19 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    After seeing last night nightmare; unless we start playing better, the last thing we need to do is worry about Bowl games.



  11. Chris
    10:46 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Unless by some miracle we beat UT or UGA, do we really deserve to go bowling? Our schedule has been the weakest its been since probably the 80s, and we still may not get six wins. We haven’t beaten even a decent team yet, and have come painfully close to losing to some bad ones. Then got destroyed by an average and injury-riddled State team. Disappointed and thought we would be better this season.



  12. Stuck in Rocky Snot TN
    10:47 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    The half to win six game first, and the way they are playing i don’t see it happening!!



  13. Dieter
    11:35 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Would selfishly prefer the Texas Bowl as I am a proud translplant member of the Houston branch of BBN! Come on down yall! This town is pretty neat. We’ve got the bball rematch with A&M in College Station, the Final Four downtown, and possibly the Texas Bowl. Good year to be a Wildcat in Texas.



  14. BluKudzu
    12:19 am October 26, 2015 Permalink

    All I can think of is coach Mora’s reaction when someone from the press asked about the likelihood of his team making the playoffs after an extremely poor showing. The meltdown was spectacular. Kind of the same way I feel about bowl talk, following the MSU debacle.



  15. M Black
    9:25 am October 26, 2015 Permalink

    Not a shot at anyone but even the coach lost it during the game. You have to be able to put mistakes (even those by the refs) behind you and focus on the game. No kind of strategy for the defense killed us.