For the first time all season, Kentucky is a double-digit underdog for the Cats’ Saturday game at Mississippi State. At last look, the host Bulldogs were an 11.5-point favorite. This brings us to the question: When was the last time that Kentucky won as a double-digit underdog? Answer: It has been a while.
You have to go back to 2009, when Rich Brooks’ team was a 13-point underdog at Auburn, yet knocked off the host Tigers, 21-14. Since then, the Cats have been double-digit underdogs in 28 games. And lost all 28. Then again, the Cats did break the streak while they were on the road, and they are on the road Saturday.
With help from the Phil Steele College Football Yearbooks, here’s the list of games in which UK was a double-digit underdog since that win at Auburn:
Here is Mark Stoops talking to media after Thursday’s practice: