As Kentucky fans sit back and observe the great start to this season there are historic points of reference that have continued to come up.
The big one, of course, and the catalyst to this 5-0 (3-0 SEC) start was the streak ending win in The Swamp over the Florida Gators. As almost everyone has come to know, this was Kentucky’s first win over Florida since Bill Ransdell led the Cats to a 10-3 victory over the Gators on Nov. 15, 1986.
The same could be said for Kentucky’s 17-12 win over Tennessee on Nov. 24, 1984 until Matt Roark slid over to his wide receiver spot and guided the Cats to a 10-7 victory over the Vols in 2007. If you want to nitpick and say that Roark wasn’t really a quarterback, Stephen Johnson took care of that with his heroic performance in last year’s 29-26 win versus the Vols.
Bill Ransdell is still the last Kentucky quarterback to win in Neyland Stadium. Terry Wilson will look to change that when Kentucky travels to Knoxville next month.
There aren’t nearly as many Kentucky football questions that Bill Ransdell is the answer to as there used to be, and that’s perfectly fine with Mr. Ransdell.
There’s still one more Ransdell record that Terry Wilson can take down.
Terry Wilson is the first UK quarterback to win his first five career starts since Bill Ransdell in 1984.
— Jen Smith (@ByJenSmith) September 30, 2018
Terry Wilson has quietly joined Bill Ransdell by ripping off five consecutive wins to start his Kentucky career. The experience he gained in the win at Florida will serve him well as the Cats travel to Kyle Field to take on Texas A & M.
It will be a tough challenge for sure especially defensively. Kentucky will be playing the first half short-handed due to Kash Daniel having to sit out after being flagged for targeting in the second half of the South Carolina game. You could argue that the Commonwealth hasn’t been this upset about a play since a certain Duke player got away with a chest stomp.
When the Kentucky defense takes the field to start the third quarter, Kash Daniel will give a huge shot in the arm to a team that is already laser focused and locked in. That’s just the mindset it will take to leave College Station with a win. If Terry Wilson and the Cats take care of business and move to 6-0 you can rest assured that this will be another list the Bill Ransdell will gladly slide down to second place on.