Let’s switch gears to football for just a moment…
The game that Kentucky has circled this season is Florida. It’s been a long 30 years of frustration. Kentucky has come so close to ending the streak, just to have the win get away in the closing seconds.
During the Stoops era, Kentucky has consistently been more competitive against the Gators, IF you exclude the mess that happened in the Swamp last year. In 2017, the Gators come to Kroger Field, but don’t let the name full you. The Cats will be as hungry as ever. Since that devastating 45-7 loss last season, Kentucky has found its true identity. Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran has drawn up a smash mouth run game, that’ll be led by Benny Snell, Jr. The defense has seen improvements, with younger players quickly maturing into solid contributors.
The SEC football fansite, Saturday Down South, recently predicted potential upsets for each week of the 2017 season. Kentucky made the list twice, both on the winning side. Most notable was the match-up with Florida in Week 4.
WEEK 4: KENTUCKY OVER FLORIDA
The 30-year wait is over. Commonwealth Stadium will spill over when the Wildcats finally get a victory over Florida. Hey, Tennessee broke its streak last season against the Gators. No, it’s nowhere near the lopsided series as the one with Kentucky, but streaks are made to be broken – and it’s time.
The other predicted upset was Kentucky over Vanderbilt on the road. Not sure how that would be seen as an upset, but we’ll take the win.
If you’d like to read their remaining predictions around the SEC, you can check them out here.