The Unbeatens – January 24, 2015
Kentucky, 18-0, could be facing a trap game this afternoon in Columbia, South Carolina, against the capable Gamecocks. Coming of a closer-than-expected home game against Vanderbilt on Tuesday night, the young, incredibly talented Wildcats, still appear vulnerable to a first loss. Virginia meanwhile continues to just flat out impress. The Cavaliers and their suffocating defense shut down Georgia Tech on Thursday night in Charlottesville, 57-28. It’s not that the win against the struggling Yellow Jackets was unexpected. It’s the eye popping, who-are-these-guys?, score, holding an opponent to just 28 points that really gets your attention. Virginia should have an easy trip down Interstate 81 to Blacksburg on Sunday against the rebuilding Hokies of Virginia Tech.
After this weekend, don’t be surprised if there’s one unbeaten team left and that would be Virginia. The quest for perfection and Indiana’s perfect 32-0 season remains elusive, however, but if there’s one team out there to watch right now, yes, it’s Virginia.
By the way, while writing this blog, I continue to look back at the team photograph of the 1976 Hoosiers on their home court at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. Wow, talk about intimidating. Scott May and Kent Benson, both sitting in the front row, hands on their knees, have that confident look that serves notice to any future team who dares challenge their throne of perfection.