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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Road Trips to Vandy and Florida Quite Daunting

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On paper, and considering how well Kentucky has been playing, this week’s games against Vanderbilt and Florida don’t seem too difficult.  Vanderbilt is coming off a 429-point loss to Oklahoma and Florida can’t seem to score the ball and sits at 11-8 overall.  This team should be able to handle the Commodores and Gators with even a solid game but these trips have historically been a pitfall for the Cats.

Since the league expanded in 1991-92, Kentucky has obviously played the old East Division teams on the road as much as any other league opponent.  And Florida and Vanderbilt have been the location of many a UK loss:

Road Records since 1992

at Florida: 12-15
at Tennessee: 14-12
at Vanderbilt: 17-9
at South Carolina: 18-7
at Georgia: 19-6

at Arkansas: 7-7
at Alabama: 9-6
at LSU: 10-5
at Ole Miss: 8-4
at Auburn: 13-3
at Mississippi St: 12-2

at Texas A&M: 3-2
at Missouri: 3-1

A combined 24 losses in the last 27 seasons between Gainesville and Nashville.  There have been a variety of quality of opponents over those years but either way, almost each and every battle has been close.  On paper, this week shouldn’t be that close.  I expect very different.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

5 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: Road Trips to Vandy and Florida Quite Daunting

  1. Smyrna_Cat
    10:03 am January 28, 2019 Permalink

    I just hope Travis gets all of the calls at Vandy that Williams did.

  2. BluemanGreen
    10:12 am January 28, 2019 Permalink

    Vastly different squads this year than in the past so this really doesnt apply.

  3. UKfanman01
    10:43 am January 28, 2019 Permalink

    Eff me. I dont wanna play Oklahoma if they’re beating people by 429 points. I gotta look that game up

    • CatsNationBBN
      11:18 am January 28, 2019 Permalink

      lmao i seen that too

  4. Aar
    11:33 am January 28, 2019 Permalink

    I agree. These are trap games against fully capable opponents.

    If they go the Cats way, these could also be games in which they learn to start strong, don’t let opponents back in and get lots of confidence building experience for the four excellent players that are current reserves. And Jony David