So they have beaten two MAC teams, raising questions about just how good they are. But, to be fair, the Kentucky Wildcat have covered the spread against both of them, and they are now 2-0 on the year. Simply put, Mark Stoops’s team is picking up right where it left off, controlling the teams it should control even if the game looks ugly.
As a result, they belong in the middle of the pack of our SEC Power Rankings. Hey, 2-0 is 2-0, and that has to count for something, especially when there is a team in this conference that has played two Group of Five schools and lost both of them. Despite all that talent they lost, Kentucky is already showing improvement.
The scary thing for UK, though, is that they lost quarterback Terry Wilson for the season. He is the anchor of the offense this year with Benny Snell gone. But Stoops program runs by defense, and Wilson can be replaced. So it’s not time to panic.
We’ll see just what that all means this week. Kentucky hosts the Florida Gators in a revenge game for Dan Mullen, as he lost to this team last year. But three games later, they get the Arkansas Razorbacks from the West. In between will be their two season-defining road games, one against the South Carolina Gamecocks and the other against the next team on this list.