Kentucky Football: Week 6 SEC games could leave Wildcats all alone in 1st

Chris Rodriguez Jr of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Chris Rodriguez Jr of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

There are dreamers in this world, realists, and believers and while the Kentucky football teams have traditionally been more of a dreamer after the dust settles this weekend could the Wildcats realistically be along atop the SEC East?

Hey, anything is possible but in this case, it is honestly legitimate.

Kentucky (5-0, 3-0) is locked in a battle with Georgia (5-0, 3-0) sitting on the SEC East mountain top. Each has taken on tough contenders and come away as the victor.

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This is familiar territory for the Dawgs but the Wildcats are in unchartered waters hoping to be 6-0 for just the fifth time ever after this weekend’s game against LSU. Georiga the No. 2 ranked team in the land is looking ahead to the SEC Championship down the road and a meeting with No. 1 Alabama.

It is an interesting weekend in the SEC if you look closely at the games and standings. Are there big glitzy games, none that wow like Iowa and Penn State, but this weekends’ tilt could shake up the SEC standings quite a bit?

Kentucky hasn’t had a ton of success taking down LSU but this is a prime opportunity for a UK win with the Tigers in coaching turmoil. WynnBet has moved the line from Kentucky being favored by 2.5 where it opened to Friday’s line of 3.0 points.

There is little doubt Big Blue Nation will be out in full force this weekend keen on Taming the Tiger.

Let me take you through some SEC games to keep an eye on as well.

No. 2 Georgia at No. 18 Auburn

Georiga goes about its business week to week just like Alabama but this week they are catching an Auburn team that is locked in a battle with the Tide for the top spot in the SEC West. Sound familiar.

Kentucky and Auburn both trying to unseat the favorite while tied with them. A win by both teams and it would be the Wildcats and the War Eagle in first place on either side.

WynnBet has the Dawgs as a 15 point favorite.

But strange things always seem to happen when these teams hook up for their yearly meeting which is the longest-running series in the deep south that dates back to 1892. Georgia leads the series 61-56 claiming 8 or the past 10 meetings.

Georgia has rolled UAB, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and last week Arkansas. That after knocking off then-No. 3 Clemson in the season opener.

Auburn (4-1, 1-0) has blown out Alcorn State and Akron, narrowing beating Georgia State, falling by 8 to Penn State, and knocked off LSU last week for the first time since 1999.

This game kicks of at 3:30 pm on Saturday.

South Carolina at Tennessee

Not the game that jumps off the paper as a flashy game, but has big implications for Kentucky.

The Wildcats have already beaten the Gamecocks (3-2, 0-2) who sit tied for 5th in the SEC East, but the Volunteers (3-2, 1-1) with a win would be tied with the Wildcats should UK lose.

Kentucky hosts Tennessee on November 6 or three games from now. An extra cushion would be most welcome if the Vols lost this week and Kentucky wins. The odds favor the orange by 10.5 points.

Tennessee has won the past two matchups after USC had claimed the previous three by narrow margins.

The Vols have a brutal stretch ahead taking on Ole Miss, Alabama, Kentucky, and Georgia.

The kickoff for this one is at Noon on Saturday.

Vanderbilt at Florida

Well, what can I say?

Florida (3-2, 1-2) will be very angry after losing to Kentucky and will take their frustration out on the Commodores (2-3, 0-1) in the swamp.  The line is Gators by 38 but it won’t even be that close.

Another Noon start so this game will long be in the books early in the day before the other games of consequence.

At the end of the day

By the time Kentucky and LSU complete their game, we will have a much clearer picture or a more murky one as we complete half of the college football season.

Florida will win.

Tennessee will win

Auburn somehow nips Georgia.

Kentucky will pull out a 28-24 win as I predicted.

In years past this would have been a dream but as the Monkees said  “I’m a Believer.”

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