SEC Football Preview: Kentucky vs. Toledo

Kentucky-Toledo logos on grass

Kentucky football hosts Toledo on Saturday in Lexington in the season opener for both teams. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Toledo

Date Opponent Result Location
08/31 Kentucky Away
09/14 Murray St Home
09/21 Colorado St Away
09/28 BYU Home
10/05 W Michigan Home
10/12 Bowling Grn Away
10/19 Ball State Away
10/26 E Michigan Home
11/05 Kent State Home
11/13 N Illinois Home
11/20 Buffalo Away
11/29 Central Mich Away

Kentucky

Date Opponent Result Location
08/31 Toledo Home
09/07 E Michigan Home
09/14 Florida Home
09/21 Miss State Away
09/28 S Carolina Away
10/12 Arkansas Home
10/19 Georgia Away
10/26 Missouri Home
11/09 Tennessee Home
11/16 Vanderbilt Away
11/23 TN Martin Home
11/30 Louisville Home

ESPN FPI

Toledo: 77

Kentucky: 40

Key Stats (2018 Stats)

Toledo

Statistic
Kentucky

443.8

Total Offense (YPG)
360.8

227.9

Passing YPG
161.5

215.9

Rushing YPG
199.4

40.4

Scoring Offense (PPG)
26.6

69

TDs Scored
46

15

FGs Scored
9

432.3

Total Defense (YPG)
337.9

255.1

Passing Yds Allowed (YPG)
186.3

177.2

Rushing Yds Allowed (YPG)
151.6

30.5

Scoring Defense (PPG)
16.8

0.23

Turnover Margin
0.15

21

Fumbles Gained
20

7

Fumbles Lost
8

12

INTs Gained
9

11

INTs Lost
10

Players to Watch

Toledo

RB Bryant Koback, C Bryce Harris, QB Mitchell Guadagni, WR Bryce Mitchell, TE Reggie Gilliam, DE Jamal Hines, LB Jordan Fisher, CB Justin Clark, S Kahlil Robinson, DE Terrence Taylor.

Kentucky

C Drake Jackson, OL Logan Stenburg, WR Lynn Bowden, LB Cash Daniel, LB Jamar Watson.

Injuries

Toledo

Date Pos Player Injury Status
08/06/19 OL Bryce Harris Knee is out for season

Kentucky

Date Pos Player Injury Status
08/07/19 WR Isaiah Epps Foot is out indefinitely

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

If you look on page 78 of the 2019 Phil Steele College Football preview magazine you’ll find these words about Kentucky’s football prospects this season, “The Cats have plenty of winnable games on the schedule and have pulled 10 upsets the last three years so a bowl is probable but I do not see them matching last year’s historic 10 win total.”

Phile Steele went on to pick UK to finish 6th in the SEC East. Steele, like many college football observers, sees Kentucky recent success as similar to a blind squirrel finding a nut. It doesn’t happen often. Kentucky’s job in 2019 is to prove that the Wildcats are now a force to be reckoned with in college football.. every year. The Toledo Rockets proved a good measuring stick to get an idea of just how good this UK team is. The Rockets had a winning season in 2018. They’ve got half their starters back, one more than Kentucky, but they’ve got their starting quarterback and running back, back. This should be a decent opponent for UK in week one. We’ll know a lot more about how good Kentucky is after this game.

Our Preseason Prediction

Kentucky 45, Toledo 21

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Kentucky 45, Toledo 21

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). Watch on the SEC network.

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