Monday, September 17, 2007

Not just a basketball school

The Big Blue Nation is ecstatic today- the polls came out and Kentucky Football is ranked! Yes, you read that correctly- UK, a perpetual bottom-dweller in the powerhouse SEC conference, is listed as 21 in the AP top 25 and 23rd in the US Today poll.

I was giddy as a school girl on Saturday that I was able to watch the UK- U of L game. Afterwards for the rest of the night, and even the next day I would randomly exclaim to Brian, "We beat Louisville!!" allowing the reality to sink in happily.

Some things to note about the outcome of this game:
  • This was the first time in 30 years that UK beat a top-10-ranked opponent
  • This is the first time Kentucky has scored 40-or-more points in three consecutive games since 1950.
  • This is the Cats first appearance in either poll since 1985.
  • UK's first win over Louisville since 2002
  • Crowd of 70,857 was the fourth-largest in Commonwealth Stadium history.
  • Woodson became the SEC's all-time leader in consecutive passes (257) without an interception.
  • UK awaits an announcement from the SEC office, but expects to be fined $25,000 as a result of the students rushing the field after the game.

4 comments:

Mark Kelly Hall said...

Probably has something to do with global warming. Same for the TN-FL fiasco on Sat. That's my story and I'm sticking to it until something better comes along.

Big Blue Barry said...

Price of admission:

$70

Fine for storming the field:

$25,000

Beating Louisville and ruining their chances for a national title:

PRICELESS

Anonymous said...

Methinks your current relationship status has led to a significant decline in both:

(a) number of stories posted, and
(b) the good details of said stories

The people want more. They practically demand it. Your people. Your fans.

-E-

Anonymous said...

and it continues with the loss to Arkansas!! Woo Hoo

-laura