On this date six years ago, Kentucky traveled to Columbia and was blown out by South Carolina 54-3. The Cats jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but proceeded to pick up only 81 more yards throughout the game, while giving up 639 to the Gamecocks. The Cats turned the ball over 6 times, with 4 of them being interceptions by 3 different players.
This all leads us to today… Kentucky is 5-1 and probably should be 6-0. They have defeated that same South Carolina team four years in a row. I am not sure we realize how lucky we really are without looking back to nights like that night in October.
Were there things to complain about last night? Absolutely. The secondary and offensive line continue to have issues, but these issues are still correctable. What isn’t correctable? When your starting quarterback goes 4/21 for 17 yards.
This program has come a long way. I don’t need to sit here and write every way that it has, but it is sometimes important to put things into perspective. If I had told you 6 years ago that this program would be in the place it is now, I am sure you never would have believed it. I know that I wouldn’t have. Go Cats. Beat Mississippi State.