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Kentucky Wildcats vs NMSU: Game time, TV info, live online stream, odds, weather, prediction, more

Everything you need to watch and follow Kentucky vs. New Mexico State.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are back in Commonwealth Stadium this week as they look for their first victory of the 2016 season. They’ll do so as New Mexico State comes to town for a non-conference clash.

This game will serve as the annual Heroes’ Day, which honors active, reserve and veteran members of the armed forces, police, firefighters and first responders.

The Cats are coming off a rough loss to Florida in The Swamp that has Mark Stoops now firmly on the hot seat.

Defensively, sophomore linebacker Jordan Jones continues to shine while flying all over the field to rack up 28 tackles in the first two games. He’s easily been UK’s best player through two weeks, and he’s looking to spark a fire under his teammates and get this season back on track.

Offensively, Stanley “Boom” Williams Williams has 1,501 rushing yards for his career and ranks 18th on the UK career rushing list. In terms of games played, Williams is the third quickest player to reach 1,500 career rushing yards in school history (22 games). Only Sonny Collins (18 games played) and Moe Williams (19 games played) reached that milestone quicker.

This year, Williams currently ranks seventh in the SEC at 6.4 yards per rushing attempt. He has 160 yards on just 25 carries, so UK needs to get him the ball more if the offense it going to be more consistent going forward.

On the other side, one of New Mexico State’s key weapons will not play Saturday. Star running back Larry Rose will continue sit out after offseason sports hernia surgery.

Rose was a Third Team All-American and the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year last season after rushing for 1,651 yards and 14 touchdowns on 240 carries last season. This is even more reason why UK should have little-to-no trouble getting the W this week.

Here is everything you will need to watch and follow the Cats take on the Aggies.

New Mexico State (1-1) at Kentucky (0-2)

Game Time: 4 p.m. EST

Location: Commonwealth Stadium

TV: SEC Network Alternate

Announcers: Play-by-Play Taylor Zarzour; Analyst Jordan Rodgers; Sideline Kevin Weidl

Stream: WatchESPN

Radio: UK Radio Affiliates

Satellite Radio: XM Channel 192;Sirius Channel 145

Odds: UK is a 21-point favorite

Weather: 83 °F; 59% chance of humidity; 44% chance of rain

Prediction: This is a game UK has no business even letting get to the second half without leading by 2+ scores. The Aggies are simply nowhere close to being capable of hanging with an SEC team, especially without their top ruining back and arguably best offensive player.

The Cats roll to an easy win and start to build some momentum towards getting their season turned around for the better.

Final Score: Kentucky 44, New Mexico State 20