The Kentucky Wildcats will hold their home opener on Saturday when they host the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.
The game will be at noon on Saturday from Kroger Field in Lexington.
The last time the Colonels visited Lexington, the Colonels nearly pulled off a monumental upset, falling in overtime 34-27. A Patrick Towles-Dorian Baker touchdown with 52 seconds remaining sent the game into overtime.
EKU dominated in the trenches that game, gashing the Wildcats for 180 yards on the ground and allowing only 55 yards.
This time around, Kentucky will be looking to pick up an easy win on their home field and move to 2-0 before hitting the road for the second time in three weeks to play their SEC opener in Columbia against South Carolina.
The Colonels come in at 0-1 following a 31-17 loss against Western Kentucky last week. Kentucky’s offensive line will need to come to play and not be caught off guard by a Colonels defense that had three sacks and nine tackles for loss last week.
This should be an easy win for the Wildcats to build some momentum going into a crucial matchup against South Carolina this week, but Kentucky can’t overlook EKU and allow them to stick around and keep it close.
Here is how you can watch Saturday’s matchup:
Game: EKU Colonels (0-1) at Kentucky Wildcats (1-0)
Time: Noon EST, Saturday, Sept. 9
Where: Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky.
TV: The game will be on the SEC Network with Taylor Zarzour and Andre Ware calling the game, and Olivia Harlan as the sideline reporter.
Channel: DirecTV 611, Dish 408
Online: The game will be streaming from watchespn.com and the Watch ESPN Mobile App.
Radio: In Lexington, the game will be on 630 AM and 98.1 FM with Tom Leach (play-by-play), Jeff Piecoro (analyst) and Dick Gabriel (sideline) on the call. In Louisville, you can listen on 840 AM. Satellite radio broadcasts will be on XM 190 or Sirius 137.
Line: No odds have been released yet, but ESPN FPI gives Kentucky a 97.9 percent chance of winning.
Series: Kentucky leads 4-0.
Last meeting: Kentucky 34, EKU 27 in overtime in 2015.
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