Albama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Mississippi State Missouri Ole-Miss USC Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Latest News

Is This The Year Kentucky Beats Florida? Some Think It Might Be

kentucky-florida-1986Kentucky’s last football victory over Florida came in 1986.  President Ronald Reagan was in office.  Americans weren’t talking on cell phones.  They weren’t surfing the internet, either.  The average new car cost $9,255.  A gallon of gas could be had for 89 cents.  Halley’s Comet, Chernobyl and the Iran-Contra affair were all hot topics.

Since then, Florida has whipped the Wildcats in 26 consecutive games.  That’s the longest current uninterrupted string of victories by one school over another in Division I.

On Saturday the two teams will meet at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.  Florida — a preseason top 10 team — comes in with a 2-1 record.  Kentucky enters the contest at 1-2 and looks to be the worst team in the Southeastern Conference.

But that’s not stopping a pair of UK players and a Florida-based pot-stirring columnist from talking about how beatable the Gators are.

Wildcat defensive end Za’Darius Smith — a juco transfer who’ll be playing in his first SEC game — said Florida is “an OK team.”  He added, “I’m not just going to say they’re all that.  Hey, it’s the SEC.”  when asked if the Gators looked bigger and better than the teams Kentucky has already faced this year, Smith said: “No they didn’t, they actually looked smaller that people we already played.”

For the record, Kentucky has played Western Kentucky (loss), Miami of Ohio (win) and Louisville (loss) to date.

Meanwhile, senior Cat linebacker Avery Williamson said the players are using the 26-game losing streak as a “chip on the shoulder” this week in practice.  “I think it’s a very beatable game… I know it is.  You have to go in with that attitude and come out with a win.”

Down in the Sunshine State, Mike Bianchi of The Orlando Sentinel writes that without quarterback Jeff Driskel (broken leg versus Tennessee) and star D-lineman Dominique Easley (an ACL tear in practice this week), “a loss to Kentucky Saturday for the first time since 1986 is not out of the question.”

Bianchi correctly points out that injuries — less than a full-month into the season — are already taking a serious toll on the Gators.  In addition to Driskel and Easley, offensive tackles Chaz Green and returner/receiver Andre DeBose are also on the shelf.

Toss in the fact that Will Muschamp has won with defense and very little offense since arriving in Gainesville and you do have the recipe for close game after close game after close game.  And should new quarterback Tyler Murphy and his teammates turn the ball over three times — as they did last Saturday against a Tennessee squad that gave it away six times — yes, Kentucky could snap Florida’s streak.

Also keep in mind that new coach Mark Stoops is quite familiar with the Gators from his days as Florida State’s defensive coordinator.

So is it possible Kentucky can snap the nation’s longest head-to-head losing streak Saturday night?  Sure it is.  But until the scoreboard clock hits zeroes and the Wildcats have more points, we’re going to remain skeptical of a UK victory over Florida.


SIDENOTE — For those wondering, that’s Kentucky quarterback Bill Ransdell leading the Wildcats to their 10-3 win over Florida back in ’86.




  1. G+ account says:

    G+ account

    “[...]Is This The Year Kentucky Beats Florida? Some Think It Might Be – | SEC Football News | SEC Basketball News | SEC Football Recruiting | SEC Basketball Recruiting[...]“

  2. Superb Website

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  3. bmtaxhvu says:


    Agree with your mind. Do you can keep update your post. I want back. thx!

  4. Trackback says:

    Like it

    What blog sites would be good for a small business in floral and gifts?

  5. Good info

    How do Microsoft and the owners of Firefox make money? Google is planning to create a browser also to compete with them called “chrome”. I was wondering where does the source of revenue come in? There are no ads, etc. These programs are free..

  6. Trackback says:

    I like your blog

    what is the best free website to start a successful blogg?

  7. Trackback says:


    In Firefox you have the standard silver toolbars where the address bar and file/edit bars are there is the silver background. How do you customize and change that around?.

  8. vmofAeR1HT says:

    Third Flower

    My wife and that i are now delighted that Albert could perform his scientific studies thanks to the suggestions he had by way of your web page. It’s on occasion perplexing to simply usually be freely giving actions which lots of people might have been…

  9. Trackback says:

    Good info

    Hi,. can enybody please tell me other platforms that blogger, wordpress, posterous, dupral where I can make blog posts by email?. I need a list of free blog services that allow you to make your post by email..

  10. cow man90 says:

    The Ships’s Voyages

    I feel technologies just causes it to be worse. Now there is a channel to never treatment, now there is not going to become a probability for them to discover.

  11. The Slave of the Husband

    In search of in advance to learning additional from you afterward!…

  12. Trackback says:

    I like your blog

    How do I make one of my blog posts appear on another one of my pages?

  13. My Homepage says:

    … [Trackback]

    [...] Find More Informations here: [...]

  14. URL says:

    … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More: [...]

  15. Read was interesting, stay in touch…

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  16. ppc marketing tips

    I believe there might become a few duplicates, but an exceedingly helpful listing! I’ve tweeted this. Lots of thanks for sharing!

  17. kanker says:

    I am a rock star

    I have to show some appreciation to this writer for bailing me out of such a instance. After checking throughout the the web and meeting notions which are not pleasant, I figured my entire life was done. Living devoid of the answers to the issues you’…

  18. Related…

    [...]just beneath, are numerous totally not related sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[...]…

  19. pagerank

    My wife and i are now delighted that Albert could carry out his reports as a result of the thoughts he had via your website. It’s once in a while perplexing to only usually be giving away measures which some people might have been offering. So we thor…

  20. Sharleen Romanson

    Would you be oasjdasd enthusiastic about exchanging hyperlinks?

  21. Larraine Hubertz

    Excellent post. fidikfsfd I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely helpful info specially the last part :) I care for such information a lot. I was seeking this particular info for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  22. Etsuko Laglie

    Wow! This can be dirotd one particular of the most beneficial blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Great. I’m also an expert in this topic so I can understand your effort.

  23. Links

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]…

  24. marina one sea residences price

    to seek out matters to improve my internet site!I suppose its ok to generate utilization of some of your principles!!

  25. sciany says:

    Preston Perchinski

    One more thing to say dirotd is that an online business administration study course is designed for people to be able to effortlessly proceed to bachelors degree education. The 90 credit diploma meets the lower bachelor education requirements so when y…

  26. seo optimization company

    I believe there may be considered a several duplicates, but an exceedingly useful checklist! I have tweeted this. Quite a few thanks for sharing!

  27. seo services

    This tends to almost certainly be really practical for many of your respective employment I intend to really don’t only with my blog site but

  28. Title

    [...]we came across a cool web page which you could love. Take a search in case you want[...]

  29. Recent Blogroll Additions…

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]…

  30. Title

    [...]please check out the sites we stick to, like this a single, as it represents our picks in the web[...]

  31. anchor says:

    Online Article…

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]…

  32. … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More here: [...]

  33. … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More: [...]

  34. best kitchen remodelers

    [...]one of our visitors not too long ago encouraged the following website[...]

  35. the community you create, or as a

    separate consideration altogether. you can literally buy a q and a style blog theme for under $50 dollars, and have a fully functioning, high ranking rich resource in your niche that allows your community to create content, ask and answer questions

  36. suggestions for what to write in your

    blog. here are some good ideas that i have found using google.1. a day in your life. walk readers through how you spend your day. add some photos or a video to make it more fun. that’s one way of getting

  37. Orlando Pucket

    I acquired djdioxs more new stuff on this fat loss issue. One issue is that good nutrition is very vital any time dieting. A tremendous reduction in bad foods, sugary ingredients, fried foods, sugary foods, red meat, and bright flour products could pos…

  38. website says:

    who are complete dependent on skilled workers,

    these companies are scared to loose their employees. while there are some companies who are implementing a standstill on recruitment. some companies are even giving the pink slip to their employees.the companies cannot be blames for not providing emplo…

  39. basis as well. you may want to

    have fancy looking fonts and change fonts every other line but the experienced blogger knows, that when it comes to fonts and the web, it is always best to keep it simple.not every computer has every font!when you choose the font

  40. Jasmijn says:

    Cool sites

    [...]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]…

  41. writing a successful blog that will make

    you money for years to come. there are literally millions of blogs set-up on the internet, but only a fraction of these blogs are truly successful. what is the common theme among the successful blogs? it’s their relentless focus on the

  42. link says:

    Recommeneded websites

    [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]…

  43. to keep their clients happy and not

    necessarily for the top dollar. they make the most out of the truth and only bend the facts when there is little other choice. there are many key components you need to get in place if you want to make money

  44. You should check this out

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]…

  45. Tammara Doring Mobile phones have undergone so many facilities and the new generation cell phones have almost all functionalities of a personal computer. The high end mobile phones with advanced features are known as Smart phones. They are highly eff…

    Mobile phones have undergone so many facilities and the new generation cell phones have almost all functionalities of a personal computer. The high end mobile phones with advanced features are known as Smart phones. They are highly efficient in perform…

  46. nishan kohli says:

    nishan kohli

    Is This The Year Kentucky Beats Florida? Some Think It Might Be – | SEC Football News | SEC Basketball News | SEC Football Recruiting | SEC Basketball Recruiting

  47. for a specific company on a specific

    topic unfortunately, you do not get paid for starting your own personal blog. however if you like to write a personal blog will give you exposure and there are examples of your writing that you can use on a resume.this is

  48. … [Trackback]

    [...] There you will find 51320 more Infos: [...]

  49. cool site says:

    link removed ]i could keep going. the

    list is endless. however, as you can see, the number one way to not get you comment approved is to not add value to the page. what exactly does this mean. well, commenting on blogs is a way to promote dialogue

  50. iUnlox – Official iPhone IMEI Factory Unlocking Service

    Do you want to unlock your iPhone 4 permanently with an official IMEI unlock? Unlock any iPhone with any type of baseband. iPhone Network unlocks are permanent, processed by Apple, completed in iTunes and will not void your warranty.

  51. Title

    [...]Here is an excellent Weblog You might Discover Interesting that we Encourage You[...]

Follow Us On:
Mobile MrSEC