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An Even Series
It’s easy to look down on Vanderbilt, but the series is neck and neck. Over the last ten years, each team has won five times, with the Commodores taking four of the last six. Kentucky has a one-win advantage in the series, 43-42-4, but Kentucky has not won in Nashville since Rich Brooks and Randall Cobb got a 24-13 win in 2009.
The last time Kentucky made the trip, an uncovered Commodore prevented Kentucky from becoming bowl eligible. Now Freddie Maggard will never return to the Music City. The good news is that neither him, nor I will be there to bring bad mojo. Tyler and Drew will be holding down the fort for KSR.
Will Snell Make History?
There are two accomplishments within reach that will put Benny Snell ahead of all the Kentucky running backs that came before him. With two touchdowns and 103 rushing yards, Snell will hold the school’s rushing touchdown record and become the first UK running back with consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons. That might sound like a lot, but the Commodores have the SEC’s No. 12 rushing defense by allowing 211.5 yards per game.
- 1:00 — The KSR Pregame show begins on 630 WLAP
- 1:45 — The Cat Walk near Gate 3
- 2:00 — Countdown to Kickoff with Freddie Maggard & Christi Thomas
- 4:00 — Kickoff on the SEC Network
How to Watch/Listen
Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware and Olivia Harlan are on the call for the SEC Network. If you haven’t memorized where to find America’s favorite television channel…
- Cable: 516, 517
- AT&T UVerse: 607, 1607
- DirecTV: 611
- Dish: 408
If you’re stuck on the road and can’t watch, there are multiple ways to listen to Leach and Piecoro.
- AM: 840 WHAS, 630 WLAP
- FM: 98.1 WBUL
- Satellite: XM-191 and Sirius-157
- Online: iHeart Radio
A Halftime Basketball Recruiting Announcement
You will not have time to take a long break during halftime of today’s game. The No. 2 shooting guard in the 2018 class, Oak Hill’s Keldon Johnson, will make his college decision around 6:00 tonight. It’s down to Texas, Maryland, N.C. State and Kentucky.
After R.J. Barrett denied Calipari last night, the Cats could use some recruiting momentum in the fall signing period. If the Cats don’t get Johnson’s commitment, Tyler Herro is another option. The sharpshooting former Wisconsin commitment is in Lexington this weekend on an official visit.
We’ll have all the coverage you need from Johnson’s announcement right here on KSR.
So About that Basketball Game
There are two ways you can look at last night’s ten-point season-opening win over Utah Valley. You can either drop your head and say, “this is going to be a long season,” or you can be patient and remind people what happened in John Wall’s first game.
The answer is probably somewhere in-between. Like Wall’s team, the ’18 Cats will be inconsistent outside shooters and rely on the defense to create offense. Last night, that came in the form of a 2-3 zone, something Cal only resorts to in dire situations.
This team has a looooooooong way to go. Sit back, relax and enjoy some inconsistent basketball while Cal’s young Cats try to figure it out.
SEC Basketball is BACK
The SEC went 13-0 on opening night of the college basketball season and they did it without their brightest stars. A&M curb-stomped West Virginia without Robert Williams, Alabama beat Memphis convincingly without Collin Sexton and Missouri rolled Iowa State without Michael Porter Jr. in front of a sold out Mizzou Arena.
Kentucky has walked through the SEC under John Calipari. That will not be the case in 2017-18.
Today’s College Football Schedule
- Noon: No. 12 Michigan State at No. 13 Ohio State on Fox
- Noon: No. 15 Oklahoma State at No. 21 Iowa State on ABC
- Noon: Arkansas at No. 24 LSU on ESPN
- Noon: Florida at South Carolina on CBS
- 3:30: No. 1 Georgia at No. 10 Auburn on CBS
- 3:30: Florida State at No. 4 Clemson on ESPN
- 3:30: No. 20 Iowa at No. 8 Wisconsin on ABC
- 7:00: No. 2 Alabama at No. 17 Miss. State on ESPN
- 7:00: Purdue at No. 25 Northwestern on ESPN2
- 8:00: No. 3 Notre Dame at No. 7 Miami on ABC
- 8:00: No. 6 TCU at No 5 Oklahoma on Fox
KHSAA Football Playoff Second Round Scores
- Campbellsville 50, Russellville 26
- Glasgow 27, Newport Central Catholic 20
- DeSales 54, Washington County 0
- Danville 19, Somerset 0
- LCA 42, Prestonsburg 12
- Caldwell County 40, Larue County 27
- Hopkinsville 43, Logan County 8
- Wayne County 38, Rockcastle County 24
- Harlan County 28, North Laurel 21
- Bowling Green 42, Greenwood 21
- Madison Southern 14, Anderson County 11
- South Oldham 35, Highlands 34
- Butler 14, Male 6
- Frederick Douglass 34, Tates Creek 21
- Daviess County 34, McCracken County 21
- St. X 16, PRP 7
To see more scores and next week’s Regional Championship matchups, click here.
Happy Veterans Day
A big thank you goes out to all of the Veterans who reading this around the world. Vanderbilt will pay tribute to our Veterans and the Marine Corps, who celebrated its 242nd birthday yesterday.
— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) November 8, 2017
After last Saturday’s Salute to Service, KY Wildcats TV shares the amazing story of Jon Hill, an assistant strength and conditioning coach who spent more than a decade serving our country before coming to UK.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) November 10, 2017