Kentucky Wildcats Football Schedule
With a long standing football tradition dating back to 1892, Kentucky Wildcats
football has been ingrained into the public consciousness of the people in and around Lexington for well over a century. The
SEC is one of the toughest and most feared conferences in the country, and every team's schedule is marked with Top 25 competition.
A date with perennial powerhouse the Alabama Crimson Tide looms on most teams schedules. For the Kentucky Wildcats, the 2013
schedule was vicious, with games against 4 teams ranked amongst the best in college football including the Crimson Tide. The
Wildcats finished the season with a 2-10 record and winless in the SEC. Despite struggling through the 2013 season there is
hope for the Wildcats in 2014 as they have a strong core of returning players who are not looking to repeat a painful losing
season. In football the Wildcats have traditionally relished the role of spoiler looking t knock off some of the big boys
in the SEC and dash their hopes of a national title. Regardless of recent struggles, Commonwealth Stadium is regularly packed
with dedicated Wildcats football fans.
The 2014 season opens at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington on August 30th with
a game against the Tennessee Martin Skyhawks. It is important for the Wildcats to win these early games so they can enter
SEC play on a roll and with an air of confidence as they begin taking on true national powers. On Saturday, September 20th
the home SEC schedule gets underway at Commonwealth Stadium when the Vanderbilt Commodores take on the Kentucky Wildcats.
Kentucky will need all of the support from its fans that they can muster to get their first conference home win in over a
season so be sure to get out to the stadium to cheer the Wildcats on. The following weekend on October 4th the South Carolina
Gamecocks, one of the best teams in the conference come to town to face off against the Wildcats. If you are looking to see
a top quality college football game this is your chance. Be sure to take a look at the entire Kentucky Wildcats' schedule
right here on StubHub to see when you can make it out to Commonwealth Stadium to show your support of the Wildcats.
The Kentucky Wildcats are predominately known for their men's basketball program, but the school's football
program also enjoys an illustrious football tradition. As a member of the Southeast Conference, or SEC, the Wildcats play
in the toughest conference in the country. The SEC is made up of some of the most successful football programs like the Alabama
Crimson Tide, Tennessee Volunteers, LSU Tigers, Florida Gators and Auburn Tigers, to name just a few. The Kentucky Wildcats
have one National Championship in the program's history, won in 1950 under famed college coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. Bryant
went on to win 7 National Championships in his career as a head coach, including 6 with the Alabama Crimson tide in Tuscaloosa.
Many decorated NFL players got their start in Lexington including quarterback Tim Couch, quarterback George Blanda, wide receiver
Randall Cobb and center Dermontii Dawson.
There is no reason to believe that the Kentucky Wildcats football program
is not on the upswing despite suffering through a dismal 2013 season. There is a talented group of returning players coming
back to Lexington including junior quarterback Jalen White had a nice season last year while splitting time with Maxwell Smith
at quarterback. Recruits like defensive end Denzel Ware and wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass should be able to come right
in and make valuable contributions to the team as well. Now is the time to get on the Kentucky Wildcats football bandwagon
so get your tickets today.
There is no atmosphere quite like an SEC stadium on game day.
Tens of thousands of students, alumni and members of the community come out to support their team, decked out in school colors.
Gameday really starts early in the morning with face paint, signs and, of course, tailgating. Any sports fan would love to
experience this special atmosphere, so get tickets to see the Kentucky Wildcats match up against their fierce SEC rivals at
Commonwealth Stadium before the season ends.
With capacity at 70,000 fans, Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky,
hosts one of the best gameday atmosphere in the country. With fireworks shot into the sky after every touchdown, and the stadium
filled with Wildcat Blue & White, fans see some of the best college football players in the country play every Saturday.
Commonwealth Stadium has hosted one of the most spectacular finishes in college football history, known as the Bluegrass Miracle.
In November 2002, the Wildcats were hosting the #1 LSU Tigers, when LSU quarterback Marcus Randall threw a pass as time expired
that looked to be short of the end zone as screamibgn Wildcats fans stormed the field. Wide receiver Devery Henderson ended
up with the ball after it was deflected by a Kentucky player, leading to a spectacular and unbelievable LSU victory. Though
it may be a game that Wildcat fans would like to forget, the Bluegrass Miracle is a part of Commonwealth Stadium and SEC lore.
Kentucky Wildcats Football Conference
The SEC is packed with ranked teams, year after year, making it the most
feared conference in the country. The Alabama Crimson Tide have won three of the last four National Championships, and are
ranked #1 again in 2013 and seem set for a trip to the Rose Bowl in January with hopes of another Coaches Trophy. With newcomers
to the SEC Missouri and Texas A&M ranked in the Top 10, the SEC is only getting stronger. An SEC team has won the National
Championship every year since 2006, with LSU, Auburn, Florida and Alabama taking home the top honors.
Wildcats Football Trivia
Current Green Bay Packer wide receiver Randall Cobb once changed his number for a game in
the middle of the 2008 football season. Why did he change his number?
His teammate Dicky Lyons tore two ligaments in
a loss to South Carolina, ending his college football career. To honor Lyons, Randall Cobb changed his jersey to wear Lyons'
#12 jersey the following week in a game against Arkansa