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Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Football: Game time, TV schedule, online stream, odds, more

Everything you need for Kentucky Wildcats vs Vanderbilt Commodores in a classic SEC East rivalry.

Jeremy Chisenhall

The Kentucky Wildcats look to rebound from last week’s setback when they face the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville today.

The Cats are coming off a heartbreaking loss to the Ole Miss Rebels last Saturday, as the game-winning blow was delivered with just seconds to go in the form of a touchdown pass to give the Rebels a 37-34 victory.

Kentucky will be looking to finally get a win that doesn’t come down to the final play of the game, something that’s been a true rarity this season. The oddsmakers expect this to be another down-to-the-wire game, as they favor Vanderbilt by 2.5 points in this matchup.

Heck, Kentucky-Vanderbilt has almost always goes down to the wire, so today should be no different. the Cats and Commodores’ games have been decided by one touchdown or less on 36 occasions.

Here is a look back at last year’ seven-point win by the Cats at then-Commonwealth Stadium.

Here is everything you need to know about these two teams heading into today’s matchup:

Kentucky Wildcats

  • Kentucky leads the all-time series against Vanderbilt, 43-42-4.
  • Mark Stoops is 2-2 against Vanderbilt.
  • UK beat Vanderbilt 20-13 last year in Lexington.
  • Benny Snell is just 12 yards away from totaling 2,000 career rushing yards.
  • Snell is just 103 yards away from putting up back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons. He’d be the first in school history to do so.
  • If he were ever to have a third breakout game, this would be the right time. Kentucky ran for 258 yards against Vanderbilt last season, and Snell led the team with 90.
  • With his 180 yards against Tennessee and his 176 yards against Ole Miss, Snell became the first player in school history to rush for 176+ yards in consecutive games.
  • Despite the close loss last week, Kentucky is still 8-3 in games decided by 7 points or less in the last two years.
  • Garrett “Juice” Johnson has now caught a pass in 20 consecutive games.
  • Johnson is 62 receiving yards away from 2,000 for his career. He’d be the fourth player in school history to reach that mark.
  • C.J. Conrad caught a pass last week for the first time since Week 4. His five catches for 75 yards led the team in both receptions and receiving yards.
  • A UK win would give Kentucky their second consecutive seven win season.
  • This would be their fastest to seven wins in a decade (they got to seven wins in 2007 on Nov. 10).
  • A win would guarantee Kentucky an SEC record of .500 or better this year.
  • This is the first of two straight road games, the only time Kentucky will play consecutive road games this year.

Vanderbilt Commodores

  • Vanderbilt is 4-5 (0-5 SEC). They’re sixth in the SEC East.
  • Vandy is coming off a 31-17 win over Western Kentucky University.
  • A win for Vanderbilt would tie the Vanderbilt-Kentucky series at 43-43-4.
  • Vanderbilt leads the series in Nasvhille, 27-19-2.
  • Vanderbilt has a three-game winning streak against Kentucky in Nashville.
  • Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason is 1-2 against Kentucky.
  • Running back Ralph Webb has rushed for 3,890 yards in his career.
  • He’s fallen short of 1,000 yards rushing in a season just once (his freshman season).
  • He currently has 543 yards this season and is averaging a career-low 3.9 yards per carry.
  • Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur is averaging over 200 passing yards per game and has thrown 21 touchdowns.
  • Senior safety Ryan White has 50 tackles and leads the team in interceptions with two.
  • Junior safety LaDarius Wiley leads the team in tackls with 73.

Here is everything you’ll need to watch and follow this matchup:

Kentucky Wildcats (6-3, 3-3 in SEC) at Vanderbilt Commodores (4-5, 0-5 in SEC)

Game Time: 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4

Location: Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

TV Channel: You can watch the game live on the SEC Network. That's DirecTV 611, Dish 408, U-Verse 607, FiOs 75/575 and Spectrum Cable 516/517 in Louisville and Lexington

Announcers: Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Andre Ware (analyst) and Olivia Harlan (sideline).

Radio: Tom Leach (play-by-play), Jeff Piecoro (analyst) and Dick Gabriel (sideline) will have the UK radio network call on 630 AM and 98.1 FM in Lexington or online at UKAthletics.com.

Live Online Stream: WatchESPN.

Line: Vanderbilt is favored by 2.5 points.