Can Kentucky Football Hit the Over on Projected Wins?

The over/under for Kentucky football’s projected win total for the 2019 season has been all over the place. We’ve seen it set anywhere between 6.5 and all the way up to 8.5 total wins. It seems like there are some sportsbooks that really don’t want to get burned by another stellar Kentucky season while others still have yet to accept that basketball schools can also be good at football. Either way, this season looks like another one for the books.

But how confident should BBN be about the upcoming season? Touchdown Terry is looking good. AJ Rose could rival Benny Snell. Lynn Bowden will be absolutely electric. But can they hit the over on the projected win total? As always, I am here to argue @soft7sports and @Soft7Wic.

Projected win total from 247Sports is 7.5. This is the one I’ll use since it falls in the middle of the range. Now, for the schedule.

Aug 31- vs. Toledo
Sep 7- vs. Eastern Michigan
Sep 14- vs. Florida
Sep 21- @ Mississippi State
Sep 28- @ South Carolina
Oct 12- vs. Arkansas
Oct 19- @ Georgia
Oct 26- vs. Missouri
Nov 9- vs. Tennessee
Nov 16- @ Vanderbilt
Nov 23- vs. UT Martin
Nov 30- vs Louisville

The Gimme’s, Locks, and Probable Blowouts
Toledo, Eastern Michigan, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, UT Martin, and Louisville all look like guaranteed wins. I don’t like to count out opponents before the season even starts, but there is nothing about these teams that pose any kind of threat.

Almost Definite Losses
Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi State could be rough games for the Cats. I am not saying that UK is completely out, but winning these games is incredibly unlikely given the inexperience at defense.

Crucial Contests
South Carolina, Missouri, and Tennessee are extremely important games. Kentucky will have to win two of these games to hit over 7.5 wins. UK is on a hot streak against South Carolina and there is no reason to expect that to change. Especially with Jake Bentley (more like Jake Kia) at QB. Missouri will be tough with the addition of Kelly Bryant. Total toss up of a game. And Tennessee is the same as Mizzou. While Tennessee did not add a terrible amount of talent, they also did not lose hardly anybody. After all, they were the only SEC team to not put a single player in the NFL Draft.

So, how do you bet? Well, if you are a Kentucky fan, do not bet the under. It’s going to be a sad season if you are rooting for your own team not to win 7 games. Put money on Kentucky going 8-4. The crucial contest games will come down to the wire and they will win two of them. Probably against South Carolina and Tennessee.

Take the over and let’s go bowling again, BBN.

Top 10 Returning QBs That Will Actually Make A Difference

10. Terry Wilson- Kentucky
Touchdown Terry Wilson. Don’t even try to tell me that he won’t be a difference maker next year. He is the fastest dude in the SEC and maybe ever in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Tell me leading a team like UK to a 10 win season isn’t special. That’s more wins that Justin Herbert in a better conference.

9. Justin Fields- Ohio State
Fields has officially transferred to Ohio State where he is expected to win his appeal to not sit out a year. This is due to an egregious behavior statute in the NCAA rules. Expect him to run RPO’s all over Harbaugh.

8. Sam Ehlinger- Texas
Ehlinger is not one of the better passers in the country, but he makes a difference in every game he plays in. He is essentially Vince Young with a little Colt McCoy. Expect him to make a CFP sometime soon and singlehandedly bring back Texas Football.

7. Jake Bentley- South Carolina
I have been calling him Jake Kia all year, but he deserves a little respect. Even with absolutely no help around him and complete incompetence at coach, he still somehow got his team to a bowl game. Not to mention how he threw for 510 yards and 5 TD’s vs. Clemson.

6. Kelly Bryant- Mizzou
I feel like no one is talking about this guy. Kelly (girl’s name) Bryant transferred not retired. Luckily he gets to use last season as his “sit out” year. Yes, he got beat out by a freshman, but that freshman just diced up Alabama’s defense like Emeril. Also, don’t forget Bryant took Clemson to the CFP in his first year as a starter.

5. Jake Fromm- Georgia
Mr. Efficiency. Jake Fromm State Farm is the most efficient quarterback ever for Georgia and you don’t know how frustrating it is to not know what that means. As soon as I do, I will adjust his ranking accordingly.

4. Joe Burrow- LSU
One of the most underrated passers in the NCAA. This dude can flat out play. Even after getting his head taken off by UCF, he got up and threw 4 touchdowns to beat the defending champions.

3. Tua Tagovailoa- Alabama
Rough night last night to say the least. In his first loss as a starter, he truly looked like he was a human again. It happens. He may fall back into the irrelevancy that is Alabama Quarterbacks, but most likely we will see him in the Heisman discussions.

2. Justin Herbert- Oregon
He has been called the “Most Pro-Ready” quarterback in the country which I thought was an arbitrary and meaningless thing until I saw him play. He handles the game with poise and confidence. Basically, he checks down like all the time.

1. Trevor Lawrence- Clemson
This man is an absolute monSTAR. He is the only person I have ever seen absolutely gut Alabama’s defense like that. Sunshine was on fire last night and he is only going to get better. I know I had my “he’s a bum” take earlier, but I have seen the light. Expect another championship and a Heisman.