UK’s Levis will be key if Cats are to upset Georgia this season

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Kentucky was picked second in the Eastern Division behind Georgia by media members at SEC Media Days. However, SEC Network show host Paul Finebaum thinks even more highly of the Wildcats.

During an appearance on “McElroy & Cubelic In The Morning” he gave UK as the most likely SEC champion behind Alabama and Georgia, the defending national champion.

“The question remains very difficult but I’d probably go with Kentucky only because I know what they have. All it’s going to take for Kentucky is to hold serve on games that they have to win then maybe pull that one upset,” Finebaum said.

“Have a type of season where Will Levis  just rises up and ends up being one of the top couple of quarterbacks in the country and ultimately upset Georgia.”

Beating Georgia is no easy task but Finebaum said Kentucky was the only school he could make a valid argument for winning the SEC other than Alabama and Georgia.

“The rest of them I think you’re just simply taking too big of a risk. Whether it’s Texas A&M pulling off the Alabama win, Florida having a miracle first season like Gus Malzahn (at Auburn),” Finebaum said.

“Something along those lines. I can’t come up with one frankly other than to play the odds and give you Kentucky.”