By LARRY VAUGHT
Going into tonight’s game with Mississippi State, Kentucky finds itself at 3-3 and needing a win to help secure a possible bowl bid.
But the Wildcats are also 2-2 in SEC play and have a chance to stay in the SEC Eastern Division race — yes, I know that sounds strange — if they win tonight.
“You can’t look that far ahead. We’re really focused on this week. I think our players do realize that if we continue to take care of our business, then we’ll have a good opportunity this week. It’s just week to week,” coach Mark Stoops said.
“That’s where our focus needs to be. To dissect it even more is what are we going to do today? How are we gonna work today to prepare ourselves for this Saturday.”
Kentucky could have a chance to soar to 5-2 in SEC play if it can beat Mississippi State, Missouri and Georgia. It’s unlikely that could happen, but not impossible. The only other league game left would be at Tennessee.
“It’s so hard to look at that big picture. Six weeks is so far from here in a football world. We’re worried about today, and I know that gets boring sometimes to talk about, but that’s what we’re focused on,” Stoops said.
“I do think there’s some truth to that if we handle our business – let’s go take care of business this Saturday and then we’ll worry about the next one. Because as you know and as you can see, it’s a real struggle week to week for a lot of people.”