Is this the year that Kentucky football finally gets over the five-win hump and returns to postseason play?
According to the SEC Network, that answer may be “yes.” The network continued its preseason prediction segments on Wednesday evening with a look at the Wildcats’ schedule.
Former Arkansas QB Clint Stoerner and former Vanderbilt QB Jordan Rodgers were the SEC Network analysts charged with going through the team’s 2016 slate game by game and predicting the outcome.
When the dust settled, they determined a 7-5 season may be on the way. Though the duo projected a home loss to Vanderbilt, they still found a path to seven wins, which included knocking off Georgia. However, lost in that jubilation about bowl eligibility may be the projected loss to rival Louisville at the end of the season.
Here’s a look at the game-by-game breakdown:
Overall record: 7-5 (4-4, SEC)
Sept. 3 vs. Southern Miss — Win
Sept. 10 at Florida — Loss
Sept. 17 vs. New Mexico State — Win
Sept. 24 vs. South Carolina — Win
Oct. 1 at Alabama — Loss
Oct. 8 vs. Vanderbilt — Loss
Oct. 22 vs. Mississippi State — Win
Oct. 29 at Missouri — Win
Nov. 5 vs. Georgia — Win
Nov. 12 at Tennessee — Loss
Nov. 19 vs. Austin Peay — Win
Nov. 26 at Louisville — Loss
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) August 25, 2016