2018 Football Preview – SEC – Wildcats
Looking for 2018 Kentucky Wildcats predictions? The Wildcats finished with a 7-6 record last year, and every year it seems like the talk is that this is finally the year the Wildcats are going to take that next step forward, and every year they do make some strides, but they still end up being a big disappointment. The hopes are high again for the team this year, but that seems to have been the case the last few years.
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2018-18 College Football Preview – Kentucky Wildcats
Head Coach: Mark Stoops
2017 Record: 7-6
Kentucky Wildcats Odds to win the 2018 FBS Championship: +18000
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Can the Wildcats step forward? Or will they struggle early on again?
2018 Kentucky Wildcats Predictions: Team Strengths
Running Wild: The Kentucky Wildcats strength is going to be on the ground this year, and they shoud be dynamic.
Benny Snell is well known for being ejected for the last bowl game when e shouldn’t have been, but he is so much more than that.
He had a good year last year, and is going to be the star in the backfield this year, and has a chance to well surpass 100 yards.
Asim rose is the number two running back, and should also put up some big numbers. The offensive line is going to be good this year, and should open up a lot of holes.
Rushing the Passer: The strength on defense for the Wildcats this year, is going to be the way they rush the passer and they should be opposing backfields all season.
Offensive lines are going to have to be ready for the pressure that opposing teams put on the line, because otherwise it could get ugly early.
2018 Kentucky Wildcats Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Who is Playing Quarterback?: Stephen Johhnson was the main man under center the last few years, and although he didn’t lead the Wildcats to the promise land, he was solid and whoever is the quarterback is going to have some big holes to fill.
What quarterback gets the job will decide what kind of offense the Wildcats will run this year. Terry Wilson who is a transfer from Oregon is a really good runner, but has struggled at times throwing the ball.
Gunnar Hoak is a pocket passer, and if he wins the job they will have to change the offense to fit his skill set.
Forcing Turnovers: The second half of the season the Kentucky Wildcats couldn’t seem to force any turnovers and that led to some struggles during that part of the season.
If they want to have success this season they need to find a way to force more turnovers. They saw how it could affect them in the early season.
Kentucky Wildcats Prediction: 6-6
The answer to the question above is no, this isn’t the year that they get any better. The rest of the SEC is better and it’s going to show in the results.
They won’t have the answer at quarterback, and they won’t do anything in the SEC in terms of success. They will still somehow find a way to sneak into a bowl game.
2018 Kentucky Wildcats Schedule
- Sept. 1 CENTRAL MICHIGAN
- Sept. 8 at Florida
- Sept. 15 MURRAY STATE
- Sept. 22 MISSISSIPPI STATE
- Sept. 29 SOUTH CAROLINA
- Oct. 6 at Texas A&M
- Oct. 13 Open Date
- Oct. 20 VANDERBILT
- Oct. 27 at Missouri
- Nov. 3 GEORGIA
- Nov. 10 at Tennessee
- Nov. 17 MIDDLE TENNESSEE
- Nov. 24 at Louisville
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