Nov 17, 2012; Lexington , KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Aaron Boyd (27) catches a pass against the Samford Bulldogs at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Kentucky Wildcats Football Schedule is released


As Jason mentioned earlier, there are some big changes with the 2014 Kentucky Wildcats football schedule, most notably the moving of the Louisville game to the end of the season. Here is a look at the complete schedule with some preliminary thoughts after.

Aug. 30: UT Martin
Sept. 6: Ohio University
Sept. 13: at Florida
Sept. 20: Open
Sept. 27: Vanderbilt
Oct. 4: South Carolina
Oct. 11: ULM
Oct. 18: at LSU
Oct. 25: Mississippi State
Nov. 1: at Missouri
Nov. 8: Georgia
Nov. 15: at Tennessee
Nov. 22: Open
Nov. 29: at Louisville

First, I like the schedule and especially like the move of Louisville to the end of the season.  Most major schools have their big rivalry at the end of the year and I like the fact that this game could come with a bowl game on the line.  Secondly, the schedule is set to get Kentucky into bowl contention as soon as possible.  Kentucky, if they can beat Vandy at home, could have four wins by October 11.  And that Tennessee/Louisville stretch could determine a bowl bid for Kentucky.  And with such a young team, Kentucky’s freshmen talent will be fully acclimated to face the Cardinals at the end of next year.

And now the big dislike?  The fact that Louisville and Tennessee are on the same home and home schedule every year.  Kentucky’s last home game next year will be on November 8.  On one hand, both road games are drivable games for UK fans.  And UK very well could schedule one of their out of conference games for that November 22 weekend.  I would guess there was not time to find an opponent for that weekend on such quick notice, but that could very well change.

We will have more on the schedule later, but for now, I like it … except for the home season ending on November 8.

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