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Today on KSR: Putting UK win behind us, looking ahead to another

It was an awesome weekend to be a fan of University of Kentucky football. (University of Louisville, not so much.)

The Cats went down to Columbia as touchdown-underdogs only to fly back to Lexington on a happy plane ride after stealing a win from the Gamecocks, the fourth in four years.

Now with a 3-0 record through the first three weekends, Kentucky has Florida up next on the schedule with the end of the streak in its crosshairs.

It’s going to be a big one, folks. Get ready.


Mark Stoops will hold his weekly press conference today.

It will be an exciting afternoon at the weekly UK football press conference when Mark Stoops looks back on Saturday’s win and ahead to Florida week. Among the things Stoops will address, we can expect injury updates, depth chart movements, underdog talk and Muschamp’s apology for the poor pregame sportsmanship.

Nick Roush will be there for all of the KSR coverage. I will also be there if I can find a ride, although I guess I could Uber.

I predict Stoops will be in a very chipper mood at the podium.

Kentucky is ranked No. 33 and 34 in the polls.

The new college football rankings came out on Sunday and the Cats found themselves at No. 33 in the Coaches Poll and No. 34 in the AP poll. The former came with 18 votes; the latter with 11 votes.

Many of us had hoped the win at South Carolina would carry a little more weight, but it looks like Kentucky will have to end the streak to crack the top 25.

Florida is a four-point favorite on Saturday.

Las Vegas released its line for next weekend’s slate of games and the visiting Gators of Florida are four-point favorites over your University of Kentucky Wildcats in Kroger Field.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens to Florida’s suspended players this week. I’m sure they’ll all be reinstated.

Tweet o’ the Weekend:


Saturday’s “Stevie Got Loose” came one day after the 10-year anniversary of the original.

Did you see the KSR Photo Gallery from the game?

Our man Dr. Michael Huang is very good at his job:

Take a second to read some of the best stuff from our football staff over the weekend:

Above all else, Kentucky’s resiliency won.

Blue Collar Cats Beat South Carolina 23-13

Kentucky Loves Being the Underdog

Speaking of the KSR football staff, we will release this week’s KSR Football Podcast tomorrow.

Lots more UK-SC talk to come on KSR radio and KSR website.

So keep up with both.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 Comments for Today on KSR: Putting UK win behind us, looking ahead to another

  1. Booby Petrino
    9:20 am September 18, 2017 Permalink

    Proud of our football team! Sold out, black out, rowdy fans, SC trying to get in our heads by not shaking hands. Rough start to the game…and yet they didn’t buckle. They stood strong, played hard, and won. Keep it up, guys! Beat the Gators!

  2. jimmer
    9:37 am September 18, 2017 Permalink

    Old U.K. Football would have crumbled and got destroyed. At beginning of game AND/OR in the 4th quarter. New U.K. Football didn’t flinch. I like it.

  3. Blue_Cat75
    11:09 am September 18, 2017 Permalink

    Road wins have been hard to come by for the Cats, so any win is a good one. Team showed vast improvement, especially defense with 2 goal-line stands. I hate to be the pessimist, but SC left points on the field with missed FGs and an XP. One has to temper expectations against Florida.

    • AdamN
      12:00 pm September 18, 2017 Permalink

      Yes, they did leave a lot of points on the field, but their FG attempts were from very deep because of great defense. I think the three attempts were from like 47, 52, and 54 yards (or something like that). Even NFL kickers could have missed those. I would call those “desperation attempts”. So yeah they missed FG’s, but they weren’t exactly chip-shots.