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Kentucky could still make the College Football Playoff. Here’s how.

Losing to Georgia, obviously, was a huge blow to the nascent idea of Kentucky making the College Football Playoff. An undefeated Kentucky football team entering the Southeastern Conference Championship Game still would have had to conquer Alabama — which bludgeoned it, 63-3, last year in Tuscaloosa — to ensure itself of a CFP berth. If UK had lost to the Crimson Tide in that game, especially by a wide margin, it would have done as much to harm its CFP hopes as losing on Saturday did. The “narrative” matters a lot in college football, and fair or not, it just wouldn’t have backed the Wildcats.
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Mark Stoops has brought winning -- and fun -- back to Kentucky football

THE HISTORY OF Kentucky Wildcats football is an encyclopedia of what-ifs and almost. What if Bear Bryant hadn't reached an impasse with Adolph Rupp and UK administrators and stayed in Lexington longer than eight seasons? What if Marty Moore had taken a knee against Clemson in the 1993 Peach Bowl? What if Mike Leach had stayed as Tim Couch's offensive coordinator for a third year? What if Jared Lorenzen had hung on to the ball against Florida in 2003? What if the Wildcats hadn't lost to South Carolina in 2007, the week before their upset win over No. 1 LSU?
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Day Old Observations, Kentucky Suffocated by Georgia

The No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats came to Athens, Georgia on Saturday and put up a four-quarter football game, something Georgia opponents haven't exactly delivered since the opening week of the season. Though it was a meaningless late score, Georgia's starters were indeed on the field for 60-minutes. They were strained...

Where should the Wildcats be ranked in new top 25 polls?

Another week, another win for the Kentucky Wildcats, who are 6-0 for the first time since 1950 after smashing LSU 42-21. With the win, Kentucky now has a better record in the year 2021 than teams like Ohio State, Notre Dame, Clemson, and yes, Alabama. After the Crimson Tide were...

Keith Taylor: Kentucky football creating its own Big Blue Madness heading into second half of season

I don’t think I can remember a time when Kentucky football was such a hot topic going into the second half of the regular season. By this time of the year, Big Blue Madness is the talk of the town and the Wildcats football team are still chasing that elusive sixth win to become bowl eligible. For the first time since, well, 1950, Kentucky opened the season with six straight victories and has already locked up a bowl bid. The question isn’t if, but when, the Wildcats will play its school-record sixth straight bowl game under coach Mark Stoops.