After a much-needed BYE week, the Kentucky Wildcats will be back in action on Saturday night at Kroger Field to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks. The game was selected for a primetime 7:30 pm kickoff on the SEC Network.
A football game won’t be the only point of interest this weekend. October 12th’s game will be dedicated to the late Jared Lorenzen. A tribute to Lorenzen will no doubt bring out some extra emotions for the fans and players. A good crowd would be the expectation despite the Cats dropping three straight games.
One of the biggest stories on the field will be UK’s precarious quarterback situation. It is unclear who will start the game but by all indications it appears the Lynn Bowden is set to get his fair of snaps under center on Saturday. The sputtering Wildcat offense desperately needs some type of boost and a plan to move the ball.
Some good news is that Arkansas, at 2-3 on the season, is one of the worst teams in the SEC. The Razorbacks are last in the SEC’s West Division and have yet to log a conference win. Although, in their last game on 9/28 they nearly came up with an upset victory against a tough Texas A&M that sits in the top 25.
Obviously with how Kentucky has looked over the the 10 quarters of football, there is nothing that should be taken for granted. The Cats will have to come to play on Saturday, because anything but a win will really put this entire season in jeopardy.
The season schedule is still set up very favorably for Kentucky to escape from this downward spiral and end up having a great year. But it starts on Saturday at Kroger Field and taking care of business against a very mediocre Arkansas team.
Game: Kentucky Wildcats (2-3, 0-3) at South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3, 0-2)
Location: Kroger Field - Lexington, Kentucky
Start Time: 7:30 Eastern/6:30 Central on October 12th, 2019
TV Info: SEC Network
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Odds: Kentucky opened as a 6.5-point favorite at home. ESPN’s matchup predictor is giving Kentucky an 80% chance at victory
Score Projection: TeamRankings is projecting a 31-21 win for the Wildcats. Considering Kentucky has scored 20 points over the last 10 quarters, a 30+-point outburst would be a sight for sore eyes.