Predicting the 2013 SEC Football Season: Kentucky & Missouri

Kentucky & Missouri will fight for second worst of the SEC. - Dak Dillon-US PRESSWIRE

With less than 80 days until the college football season begins, it's never too early to look at the 2013 football schedules and make wild blind predictions.

Is it insulting to combine Kentucky and Missouri in one post? Until they start winning some significant games in the SEC, I say not. The fifth in a series leading up to fall camps takes us north and west.

Kentucky Wildcats 2-10 (0-8) in 2012

Synopsis: There was a time, not so long ago, when former UK Head Coach Rich Brooks brought the Wildcats some respectability leading the Wildcats to 4 straight bowl games (3-1). It took Joker Phillips only three season to unravel the whole thing. Kentucky is hoping new head coach Mark Stoops can emulate brother Bob Stoops, head coach at Oklahoma, and not brother Mike Stoops, former head coach at Arizona.
Key Losses: OG Larry Warford, WR La'Rod King, K Craig McIntosh
Key Returners: RB Raymond Sanders, QB Maxwell Smith, LB Avery Williamson
Newcomers: Head coach Mark Stoops, DE Za'Darius Smith, DB Marcus McWilson

The Schedule:

8/31/13 vs. Western Kentucky (Nashville, TN) - honestly, can they beat this Bobby Petrino-coached team? I am feeling charitable - Win
9/7/13 vs. Miami (OH) (Lexington, KY) - Another tough one for the Cats (what a sad statement) - Win
9/14/13 vs. Louisville (Lexington, KY) - Louisville is proof that you can build a winning football program in this hoops-crazy state - Loss
9/21/13 bye
9/28/13 vs. Florida (Lexington, KY) - Loss
10/5/13 at South Carolina (Columbia, SC) - Loss
10/12/13 vs. Alabama (Lexington, KY) - Loss
10/19/13 bye
10/24/13 at Mississippi State (Starkville, MS) - Loss
11/2/13 vs. Alabama State (Lexington, KY) WOOHOO! - Win
11/9/13 vs. Missouri (Lexington, KY) This might be UK's only shot at a SEC win. Toss up goes to the home team - Win
11/16/13 at Vanderbilt (Nashville, TN) - Loss
11/23/13 at Georgia (Athens, GA) - Loss
11/30/13 vs. Tennessee (Lexington, KY) - Will the Vols be humiliated by this point and just give up? - Loss

Let's go Bowling! When does basketball season start?

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Missouri Tigers 5-7 (2-6) in 2012

Synopsis: By the time October arrives, Mizzou will be 4-0. By the time October ends, they probably still have 4 wins. It seems like Texas A&M has been a part of the SEC for years. Missouri, however, has not quite acclimated to the climate. Coach Gary Pinkel is on the hot seat. Will Dorial Green-Beckham ever live up to his 2012 #1 overall prospect ranking?
Key Losses: DT Sheldon Richardson, OLB Zaviar Gooden, WR T.J. Moe, DE Brad Madison, CB Kip Edwards
Key Returners: QB James Franklin, WR Dorial Green-Beckham, S Braylon Webb
Newcomers: ATH Chase Abbington, DT Josh Augusta

The Schedule:

8/31/13 vs. Murray State (Columbia, MO) - Win
9/7/13 vs. Toledo (Columbia, MO) - Win
9/14/13 bye
9/21/13 at Indiana (Bloomington, Ind.) - Win
9/28/13 vs. Arkansas State (Columbia, MO) - Win
10/5/13 at Vanderbilt (Nashville, TN) - Loss
10/12/13 at Georgia (Athens, GA) - Loss
10/19/13 vs. Florida (Columbia, MO) - Loss
10/26/13 vs. South Carolina (Columbia, MO) - Loss
11/2/13 vs. Tennessee (Columbia, MO) - Can the Vols lose two in a row to Mizzou? Out on a limb - Loss
11/9/13 at Kentucky (Lexington, KY) - home team gets the edge - Loss
11/16/13 bye
11/23/13 at Ole Miss (Oxford, MS) - Loss
11/30/13 vs. Texas A&M (Columbia, MO) - Loss

Let's go Bowling! Is that a 'For Sale' sign I see in Pinkel's front yard?

*Pinkel is starting his 13th year at UM. His two Associate Head Coaches are in their 17th and 12th seasons at the school.

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