The Kentucky Wildcats football team is coming off of four consecutive winning seasons. Even though last season was derailed by injuries in the quarterback room, the Wildcats rallied to go 8-5 with wide receiver Lynn Bowden taking snaps. Mark Stoops and his staff have often talked about developing a strong program instead of a just having a good team every few years.
It's the only Top 25 matchup in the SEC this week, and both teams would love to establish themselves as potential division challengers. Both teams are pinning hopes on their quarterbacks improving. Kentucky's Terry Wilson returns from a knee injury that cost him most of last season.
Mississippi State coach Mike Leach will return to the scene of one of his most memorable victories in coaching Saturday in Tiger Stadium. On Oct. 17, 1998, Leach was a 37-year-old offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the Kentucky Wildcats under head coach Hal Mumme. They called their offense the "Air Raid."