@ Louisville – Sept 4, 2010 – W 38 to 20
This is typically a close rivalry game, but Kentucky will come out strong this season. I think Charlie Strong will be a good coach for the Cardinals, but he is overmatched this year. Kentucky will march into Papa Johns Stadium and show why Joker Phillips coaches the best program in the state.
Western Kentucky – Sept 11, 2010 – W 44 to 10
The Hilltoppers will never be in this game. Randall Cobb will do his damage early and Morgan Newton will later enter the game and play well as he tries to steal the starting spot from Mike Hartline.
Akron – Sept 18, 2010 – W 44 to 10
Kentucky will duplicate the previous week’s efforts. Akron doesn’t have a chance in this game and the Wildcats will prepare to enter the Swamp at 3-0.
@ Florida – Sept 25, 2010 – L 35 to 48
Kentucky’s defensive troubles will be shown by the Gators. They are fast and will not miss a step at quarterback with Brantley. I expect Kentucky to have a good offensive performance of their own, but trail almost the entire game.
@ Ole Miss – Oct 2, 2010 – L 24 to 28
Even without Jevan Sneed and Dexter McCluster, Ole Miss will be a little too much for the Wildcats in Oxford. This should be a close game and I already have plans to attend this game and hopefully catch an upset.
Auburn – Oct 9, 2010 – W 34 to 24
On the opening weekend of Keeneland Racing, Kentucky will save their record from .500 and move to 4-2 on the season. This is right in the middle of the tough section of Kentucky’s schedule. Auburn is in a rebuilding phase and Kentucky will have the opportunity to take this game.
South Carolina – Oct 16, 2010 – L 21 to 27
This will be a tough game. The “Old Ball Coach” tends to be too much for Kentucky regardless of who he suits up. Kentucky will have a chance at taking this game and it could be a slugfest, but I tend to think those Gamecocks will eventually win.
Georgia – Oct 23, 2010 – L 24 to 28
“We’ve done it once and we can do it again” will be the cry of the Kentucky student section. Georgia doesn’t have the talent they used to have. This could be a down year for the Dawgs, but Kentucky will need to be injury free at this point in the season to get a victory. I pick Georgia by a narrow margin.
@ Mississippi State – Oct 30, 2010 – W 38 to 17
Kentucky wants revenge after last year’s humiliation in Lexington. What a better way than taking this game by a large margin. Mississippi State will have a competitive team this year, but I think Kentucky will have this game from the first whistle and will play with some tenacity.
Charleston Southern – Nov 6, 2010 – W 52 to 10
Kentucky could break into the 50’s. This will not be a close game. Kentucky runs away with it and Charleston Southern tacks on a touchdown to make the scoreboard look better.
Vanderbilt – Nov 13, 2010 – W 34 to 24
A late touchdown puts the Wildcats in command of this game. Vanderbilt will put up a tough fight, but Kentucky pulls this one through.
@ Tennessee – Nov 27, 2010 – W 34 to 31
It takes Lane Kiffin destroying the program and a couple of clutch drives at the end of the 4th quarter for Kentucky to finally end their losing streak to Tennessee. What a better way to do it than in Knoxville? Kentucky even has their bye week right before this game to make sure they are prepared.
With this crazy schedule, 8-4 will be a great year for Joker Phillips. He is already setting a new tone at the University of Kentucky and I think a few upsets this year will go a long way in future recruiting. I don’t think this is too optimistic for the Wildcats either. They have plenty of talent on the offensive side of the ball and may be a surprise in the SEC East.