September 8, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers quarterback Kawaun Jakes (6) drops back against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the second half at Bryant Denny Stadium. The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 35-0. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE

Kentucky Wildcats Football: What happens if WKU wins?


As uncomfortable as this is, it needs to be addressed. Especially since there are a number of football “experts” at Athlon that are picking Western Kentucky to beat the Wildcats. And if we all remember, CBSSports.com had WKU ranked ahead of Kentucky in their college football preseason rankings. CBS currently has the Wildcats winning 24-21. Las Vegas is giving the Wildcats 5.5 at the moment, which shows little confidence.

Anyway you slice it, people think that WKU is at least as good as Kentucky or maybe even a little bit better. So what happens if the Hilltoppers come into Commonwealth and do the unthinkable? It would almost assuredly seal Joker Phillips’ fate and the attendance would plummet to an all time low. Kentucky fans would have to face the fact that they cheer for the third best football team in the Commonwealth.

But I don’t expect a loss here. I expect a win and I expect it to be by more than the measly 5.5 that Vegas is predicting. I believe that Wildcats have the offensive personnel to beat WKU by a comfortable margin, and enough talent on defense to limit trips to the end zone.

I know there is a “woe is me” attitude out there regarding Kentucky football. But a big win against a team that is on the uptick could only give this team even more confidence heading into the dreaded Swamp. But let’s not look ahead.

It’s time to take care of business on Saturday. Two blow out victories in two weeks will do a lot to limit the haters out there.

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Football Kentucky Wildcats

  • Dave

    So much for that bold prediction! Welcome to the Big Red Nation!