BTI's Rants and Ramblings: Worst Opening 2 Games in UK History?

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stoops-facepalm I can't imagine a worse start to a football season than the 2 games that Kentucky just played.  But fans tend to have short memories too so I wondered is it potentially the worst start to a season in UK history?  I used 1970 as the starting point for this examination and found that Kentucky has actually only lost the first 2 games of the season THREE TIMES in those 46 years before this season. 1996: Louisville 38-14, at Cincinnati 24-3 (won 3rd game) 1982: at Kansas St 23-9, Oklahoma 29-8 (tied 3rd game) 1979: Miami (OH) 15-14, at Indiana 18-10 (won 3rd game) Now, UK has lost these 2 games by 47 points.  The other 3 occurrences the losses were by a combined 45, 35, and 9 points.  So in that regard, this season has been the worst.  In each case Kentucky lost 1 home game and 1 road game.  So that makes this season the same as the others. But here is where this season is probably unquestionably the worst: -UK lost a game by 38 points this season.  The most they lost any of those games above was by 24. -UK blew a 25 point lead in the first game.  I don't know how big of a lead UK might have blown in any of those games, but since they only scored at most 14 points, that means it is a guarantee they blew a bigger lead this season than in any other game. So has this been the worst start to a season in UK history?  The answer is a resounding yes. #justgettinstartedthough

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2021-09-24