Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Cats and Cards Looking at Bowls

After yesterday's wins both Kentucky and Louisville are one game away from being bowl eligible. The Cats are sitting at their usual 5-5 at this point in the season and the Cards are a surprising 5-4 after the upset (if you can call it that) at Syracuse yesterday.

Kentucky has Vandy, a bye week and then the season finale at Tennessee. Vandy should be another win at home that puts UK over the hump and make them bowl eligible. The bye week at this time of the season will be welcome as the Cats are banged up and have injuries all over the field. UK hasn't beaten Tennessee since the Regan administration and could be the difference between going to Memphis and going to Nashville. Again. I and the rest of Big Blue Nation are disappointed that we didn't go 9-3 or 8-4. It was very possible. UK was in every game against very stiff competition. MSU, Auburn and Georgia were all winnable. Out of those three, Auburn and MSU hurt the worst.

Louisville will end the season against three mediocre teams. South Florida, West Virginia and Rutgers. None of these opponents should make Louisville nervous in the least bit. The don't make any team nervous. If Charlie Strong was smart, and he seems like a bright guy, Froman stays on the bench and Burke becomes the starter. He looked more comfortable in the pocket and threw with better accuracy. Froman is a better scrambler, but if you can throw the ball you don't need to run. Ask Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. 6 wins is not a lock on a bowl game for Duh Ville. Remember back win Brohm was a Junior QB and Kragthorpe was running the show. The Cards went 6-6 and stayed home.

In the end I think both teams go 7-5 and both teams go bowling. The Bluegrass state's state of football is on the rise.

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