Kentucky Football: 3 reasons why Wildcats will seize the day and beat LSU

Izayah Cummings of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops this week may be preparing his team for just another game, but he truly could repeating a pair of words that sum up this week’s battle with LSU – Carpe Diem.

Marion Webster defines the phrase as Carpe diem, a phrase that comes from the Roman poet Horace, which means literally “Pluck the day”, though it’s usually translated as “Seize the day”. A free translation might be “Enjoy yourself while you have the chance”. For some people, Carpe diem serves as the closest thing to a philosophy of life as they’ll ever have.

Nothing could be truer than these words for Kentucky as it continues to sail into unchartered waters trying to remain unbeaten after six games and being ranked No. 16 in the AP Poll and No. 14 in the Coaches Poll this week.

Kentucky football looking to seize the moment and day

In order to win their sixth straight to start a season for just the third time in the history of the program seizing this opportunity to strike against a team that is turbulently coming unraveled is vital. LSU has pretty much owned UK for much of the series, but this is the year Kentucky can seize the moment and cage the Tigers.

Stoops won’t speak of next week’s potential undefeated battle with Georgia looming on the horizon next week. He makes it clear every time the question is brought up that they are focused solely on this week.

Here are three reasons why the Wildcats seize this monumental opportunity on Saturday night in Lexington and win, and then the Georgia talk can begin.

1. Strike While the Iron is Hot – Wildcats Have Momentum

Kentucky football (5-0, 3-0) has the momentum train running at full speed right now fresh off its 20-13 upset over then No. 10 Florida last Saturday.

LSU (2-2, 1-1) has nearly derailed after costly decisions and the poor play ended in a 24-19 loss to Auburn in Death Valley and many are calling for coach Ed Orgeron’s head.

The Tigers have wins over McNeese, Mississippi State, and Central Michigan, but have lost to UCLA to open the season and then to Auburn.

Kentucky while not pretty in its five wins is unbeaten and the talk of the land. The team is completely jacked and riding a wave of confidence and enthusiasm right now. Normally taming these Tigers is a tall task for any team, but if ever you want to subdue one it’s when they are disoriented and confused like this team is now.

If you thought last week’s scene was juiced wait till this Saturday. It’s Kentucky fans favorite day in the Bluegrass. It starts by first taking in racing at Keenland for the afternoon, moving over to tailgate, and then heading into Commonwealth Stadium.

Seize the day, moment whatever you want to call it but Now Is The Time!!