By KEITH PEEL
An old sports adage goes something like “you are never as good as your last win and never as bad as your last loss.”
I think as UK football fans that’s the position we should be taking. I am as happy as anyone with the last second field goal that sent Mississippi State home as the bottom dweller in the SEC that it is.
But that’s just it. They are 2-5 overall and last in the SEC West. We should beat them at home. In fact, so far this season we have won four games against teams that have a combined record of 11-18. That is great. That is what we need to do as a first step towards building a winning program. But it is against four teams with overall non-winning records in 2016.
Also keep in mind that Mark Stoops teams are 1-13 on the road in the SEC during his tenure at UK. We have a big hurdle Saturday against a mediocre Mizzou team ON THE ROAD. IF we can win that game it will help to validate that this program is moving forward.
We will have exorcised the demons of “losing in the last minute after blowing an opportunity to put the game away ” and ” winning a pivotal game on the road in the SEC against anybody.” But right now that’ s a big IF.
Bottom line is we need to enjoy the moment but don’t get to carried away with the last game because another huge game is on the horizon.