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Georgia proves it’s the best in the SEC East, Wildcats look to regroup

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Georgia is good and is the best team in the Eastern division of the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs proved it yet again Saturday night. The Bulldogs clinched the SEC East with a 34-17 victory over No. 11 Kentucky, sending Georgia into the SEC championship game for the second straight season. Sixth-ranked Georgia (8-1, 6-1) defeated Auburn 28-7 in last year’s conference...

Smart, Bulldogs not surprised Cats are playing for SEC East division title

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky made its debit in the College Football Playoff Rankings earlier this week at No. 9, while Southeastern Conference foe Alabama was listed at No. 1. The Wildcats (7-1, 5-1) are one of three SEC teams ranked in the Top 10, while three others are among the Top 25. LSU is third and Georgia is sixth, followed by Kentucky at No. 9. Florida is ranked 11th, while Mississippi...

Stoops, perfect Cats seek to keep streak going against Gamecocks

Kentucky running back Benny Snell rushed for 102 yards and a pair of touchdowns in last year’s win at South Carolina. The two teams will meet Saturday at Kroger Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (Kentucky Today/Bill Thiry) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky will attempt to knock down another proverbial door in front of an expected sellout crowd Saturday at Kroger Field. The 17th-ranked Wildcats,...

Stoops confident Wildcats can carry heavier load this season, take next step in the SEC East

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Mark Stoops got his chance to talk football at the Southeastern Conference Media Days Wednesday and the Kentucky coach had plenty of good things to discuss, while sharing the spotlight with Alabama, Missouri and Texas A&M. “It’s an exciting time of the year,” Stoops said. “I’m excited about our football team. I’m excited about our season. It’s...

Keith Taylor: As countless possibilities build for Wildcats, Stoops keeping his squad grounded

It’s not how you start but rather how you finish. If Kentucky’s season was based on the first two games, it would have been termed a total failure and not the ability to respond to adversity. The latter has led to better results for the Wildcats going into the final month of the season. Mark Stoops gives the thumbs up sign after the Wildcats defeated Missouri Saturday (Chet White/UK Athletics)...

Keith Taylor: Twists and turns in SEC East creates an avenue of opportunity for Kentucky

The landscape of the Southeastern Conference has changed in the past two weeks. That’s good news for Kentucky. Top-ranked Alabama is the best in the West, but the SEC East is much murkier after Tennessee’s 49-10 loss to the Crimson Tide last weekend, leaving Florida in sole possession of first place in the division. Vanderbilt’s upset of Georgia created an opening for the Wildcats, currently...