Archive for November, 2018

October Wrapup

November 1, 2018

The Blue Jackets are 6-5 going into tonight’s game at San Jose. Goaltending has been split between Jonas Korpisalo and Sergei Bobrovsky. Bob has not looked good so far this season. He is in the last year of his contract, and doesn’t seem to want to stay in Columbus. So, this is the first year in recent memory that the CBJ can’t rely on its netminding to win games. They will need a lot of offense, and so far they have gotten a good bit.

In my September wrapup I talked about the schedule getting easier for the Buckeyes after the win at Penn State. After struggling with Indiana and Minnesota, OSU was routed at Purdue 49-20. So, the Bucks are one game behind Michigan in the Big Ten as we enter November. I’m not about to say the schedule is “easy”. After Saturday’s game hosting Nebraska, the Bucks have Michigan State, Nebraska, and Michigan, all three of whom have winning records. The Wolverines are for real for the first time in awhile.

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Playing For The SEC East Championship

November 1, 2018

This is another post I never expected to make. Kentucky is 7-1 (5-1 in the SEC) and will play Georgia (also 7-1, 5-1) Saturday in Lexington to decide who takes the SEC East. If UK wins, they could still lose their remaining SEC game at Tennessee and still go to the SEC title game as they would hold the tie-breakers against both Florida and Georgia (having beaten both of them).

Getting to this point hasn’t been easy for the Cats. After my last post here, Kentucky lost an overtime heartbreaker at Texas A&M, came from behind to beat Vanderbilt in Lexington, then scored a touchdown as time expired at Missouri for a 15-14 win.

What are UK’s chances Saturday? The defense is impeccable and leads the SEC with fewest points-against. There are many bright spots in the offense, but it has struggled at times. Although Saturday’s game will be emotional for fans and players, the offense will have to be better than it has been in October for the Cats to pull off the win.

Also on Saturday, Alabama plays LSU in a game that will almost certainly decide the SEC West.