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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-1) Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs. Kentucky Wildcats (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Commonwealth Stadium – Lexington, Kentucky
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The 2017 season started off with a bang, and Week 2 is looking to be just as much fun. This week will see an inter-state showdown in the Bluegrass State as the Eastern Kentucky Colonels travel to Lexington to take on the Kentucky Wildcats.
This will be the second consecutive game against an in-state opponent for the Colonels, as they fell 31-17 to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers last week.
The Wildcats had better luck in their season opener, holding off the Southern Miss Golden Eagles 24-17.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels of FCS were not to be intimidated last week as they went on the road to face Western Kentucky.
It had been predicted to be an easy win for the Hilltoppers, but the Colonels’ sideline was celebrating early after holding them scoreless in the 1st quarter.
Their celebrations were a bit premature, and Western Kentucky jumped on them in the 2nd. They led 17-0 at the half.
Quarterback Tim Boyle threw two touchdown passes in the 3rd to bring them within 24-14, but the Hilltoppers proved too much to handle and held them off in the 4th.
The Wildcats of Kentucky started the season off with a nail-biter and a game that had their fans nervous throughout.
They traveled to Southern Miss in a game that should have been a relatively easy win, but the Golden Eagles had other ideas.
The offense was pedestrian and ineffective for most of the game. Quarterback Stephen Johnson threw for only 176 yards and a touchdown, and star running back Benny Snell Jr. was held to just 67 yards on the ground.
Defense would be the key for the Wildcats in that game, as they clung to a 17-10 lead at the half.
Kentucky led 24-17 going into the 4th and continued to hold off multiple tough efforts from the Southern Miss offense.
The Wildcats managed to escape with the W, and they are officially tied for 1st place in the SEC East… for now.
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- Kentucky is 2-1 ATS in last 3 home games
- UNDER in 4 of last 5 games for Kentucky
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The Wildcats struggled offensively in Week 1, but they should have worked out some kinks in the struggle with Southern Miss.
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The Colonels showed some real grit against Western Kentucky last week, but they will need much more than that to compete against an SEC opponent.
Kentucky should be able to hold the opposing offense at bay for most of the game, and one would expect them to be more effective on the other side as well.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Eastern Kentucky 7- Kentucky 24
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