I’m a positive guy by nature. I am always looking on the bright side, even when it comes to the eternal letdown that is Kentucky football. But I’m over it all at this point. The beat down by Missouri has left me dejected and saddened to the point where it is hard to even watch these football games anymore. But I will press on. I will still cheer. And I will look optimistically towards the end of the season and the end of the tenure of a certain embattled coach that has brought me to this point.
Vanderbilt Commodores (4-4, 2-3) at Kentucky Wildcats (1-8, 0-6): Saturday November 3rd, 12:00 PM
Kentucky ranks 99th or worse in every major category according to their ESPN fan page. It’s hard to look at. Last week the Wildcats were unable to find a groove as Jalen Whitlow was replaced by Patrick Towles after a successful 80 yard drive. It devastated team continuity and maybe even played some head games with Whitlow. Whatever the psychological effects were, the effects on the field were obvious. The 33-10 thrashing at the hands of the previously 0-4 in the SEC Tigers pretty muched crushed the hopes of the Wildcats this season. As if they weren’t crushed already after the loss to WKU.
The Commodores or going in the opposite direction. After losing four of their first six, Vandy has a two game winning streak going that could turn into six game winning streak to end the season. After Kentucky, the ‘Dores have Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Wake Forest; not a murderers row. They still have a lot to play for, and even if they win just two of those games, Franklin and his team will be bowling for a second straight season. With Vandy’s running game and defense, they will almost assuredly be one game closer to that bowl goal.
Is it the bye week yet?
Vanderbilt Commodores 28 – Kentucky Wildcats 10