The Kentucky Wildcats are on the road this week as they face the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide.
Riding the momentum of a two-game winning streak, UK is back in the mix for a bowl bid, but playing in Tuscaloosa may be as tall of as task as there is in college football.
The Tide are 4-0 on the season, are riding a 16-game winning streak, and have won 30 of 33 games the past three seasons. Bama has won the national championship four times since 2009: 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
The Tide’s 102 victories since 2008 are the most in college football and have won 22 of their past 23 games at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Fresh off of winning the College Football Playoff last year, Bama is once again a legitimate title contender. Most view the Tide as the favorite to win it all this season, which tells you how difficult this game will be for UK.
While no one expects the Cats to win this game, being competitive and pushing Bama is something Mark Stoops expects his team to do. Now in Year 4 at UK, Stoops 'should' have built his program up enough to accomplish that much. Whether or not it happens is a whole different question...
Here is everything you will need to watch and follow Bama vs UK.
Kentucky Wildcats (2-2) at Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0)
Time: 7 p.m. ET Saturday
Date: Saturday, Oct. 1
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821) in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Channel: DirecTV 206; Dish 140; Time Warner Cable 28/506 in Lexington.
Announcers: Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (analyst) and Tom Luginbill (sideline) will have the call.
Live Online Stream: ESPN will live stream the broadcast on desktop or mobile via WatchESPN.
Series: Bama leads the all-time series 36-2-1, including 9-0 in Tuscaloosa; Bama also leads the series 17-1-1 over the Cats when the Tide are ranked, including 9-0 at home.
Replay: Oct. 2 at 4:30 am on ESPN; 8 p.m. on SEC Network.
Prediction: Alabama 40, Kentucky 10