Who does the national media like in tomorrow’s game between Kentucky and Florida? Here’s a roundup of picks from across the interwebs.
Only Kyle Bonagura and Sam Khan have the Cats pulling off the upset tomorrow night.
Kyle Bonagura: How will Kentucky celebrate its first back-to-back wins over UF since 1976-77? Kentucky 28-27
Sam Khan Jr.: The Cats rally around Sawyer Smith to pull off the upset. Kentucky 24-21
The remaining 11 members of the panel picked Florida:
David Bearman: Florida 31-28
David M. Hale: Florida 31-10
Chris Low: Florida 28-17
Edward Aschoff: Florida 27-17
Bill Connelly: Florida 35-31
Ryan McGee: Florida 24-14
Adam Rittenberg: Florida 26-10
Alex Scarborough: Florida 28-20
Mark Schlabach: Florida 27-17
Phil Steele: Florida 27-16
Tom VanHaaren: Florida 28-17
The Sporting News‘ Bill Bender
Kentucky lost Terry Wilson for the season, which makes Gunnar Hoak’s transfer from the program that much more painful. Florida will be looking for revenge after last year’s loss to the Wildcats, and Feleipe Franks continues to trend in the right direction.
Florida wins 31-21 and COVERS the spread.
(Big eye roll to this one)
Ross Dellenger picks Florida: The revenge game for the Gators. Florida had won 31 consecutive games over Kentucky, a streak that dates back to 1987 before a 27–16 home loss last year. Expect a tight battle, and the Wildcats might very well pull this one off, but we’re siding with the Gators in a coin-flip type match in Lexington.?
Florida will get revenge for last year, when the Wildcats’ 27-16 win in Gainesville ended a 31-year losing streak in the series. Florida 20, Kentucky 13
Tough break for Kentucky, losing experienced QB Terry Wilson. The Wildcats now hand the reins to former Troy starter Sawyer Smith. They’ve got good pieces around him, most notably WR Lynn Bowden Jr., and by no means is this team without hope. But Smith’s first start against Florida’s defense could be rough. Florida 26, Kentucky 20