Breaking down and analyzing the 2021 Kentucky Wildcats football schedule with the best and worst case scenarios.
2021 Kentucky Football Schedule
Sept. 4 ULM
Sept. 11 Missouri
Sept. 18 Chattanooga
Sept. 25 at South Carolina
Oct. 2 Florida
Oct. 9 LSU
Oct. 16 at Georgia
Oct. 23 OPEN DATE
Oct. 30 at Mississippi State
Nov. 6 Tennessee
Nov. 13 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 20 New Mexico State
Nov. 27 at Louisville
Dec. 4 SEC Championship (in Atlanta)
Games vs. The West: LSU, at Mississippi State
Missed Teams From The West: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Ole Miss, Texas A&M
Kentucky Wildcats Football Schedule Analysis: Beat Missouri at home, and there’s a shot at a 4-0 start with a road game at South Carolina the other tough game in the bunch. And then it’s on.
Florida, LSU, at Georgia. It’s as rough as any midsection of any college schedule, but the payoff comes after the open date with all five final games against teams that didn’t have a winning record in 2020 – including New Mexico State, who didn’t play at all.
Best Case Scenario: 9-3. Seriously, what more could you ask for? There’s no Alabama, no Auburn, no Texas A&M. Win one of the three against Florida, LSU and Georgia, and take down everyone else. Don’t scoff – the Wildcats should be favored in almost all of the other nine games, but figure on at least one miss in a 50/50 game.
Worst Case Scenario: 5-7. The Wildcats can’t get past Missouri early on, stumble against South Carolina, and have a few stunning misfires in the second half of the season, closing out with a rivalry loss at Louisville.