LEXINGTON — Two years ago Mississippi State came into Commonwealth Stadium after UK had defeated eventual national champion LSU in three overtimes and then lost 45-37 to Florida on ESPN GameDay and demolished the Cats 31-14.
That was the Kentucky team that finished the year 8-5 and sent five players into the NFL after that season and put two more in after last year.
One problem Kentucky had in 2007 was that it had several players injured and several others playing through injuries.
So are the Cats better off this year going into Saturday's game with Mississippi State?
"Let's see, I am without my starting cornerback (Trevard Lindley), without my starting quarterback (Mike Hartline) and could be without my starting middle linebacker (Micah Johnson) and other guys are nursing injuries," said Kentucky coach Rich Brooks Sunday.
"We obviously could be in a lot better shape physically. We were missing some key guys up here two years ago up here, but it's hard to judge two years ago and this year. But Mississippi State is a much better team even though that team two years ago went to a bowl game."