We hate Tennessee. First of all, it’s because it’s Tennessee. We just hate them because they’re low down, they’re dirty, and they’re some snitches. We hate Phillip Fulmer and we hate their colors. We hate Neyland Stadium because it’s like a garbage truck worker convention. We hate all their quarterbacks. We just hate Tennessee, man.
Tennessee’s colors, it’s that throw-up orange. It’s not that orange you can sit with, it’s that puke inside of a pumpkin orange. And we don’t like pumpkins. We really don’t like Tennessee, we can’t stress that enough.
And it’s time for them to go down in Knoxville.
Vegas, TV, Radio
As expected, the Volunteers come in as favorites, with the line currently sitting at -6.5 in favor of UT, with an over/under set at 44.5. The line began at UT-6, moved up to UT-5.5, then jumped back to UT-6.5 last night.
In three games, UK has covered the spread one time (Mississippi State), while Tennessee is is 1-1-1 on the year following a push in Week 1 at South Carolina, an overwhelming win against Missouri, and a blowout loss at Georgia last weekend.
Looking at ESPN’s PickCenter, while their advanced analytics predict a Tennessee win 67.9 percent of the time, they actually believe Kentucky’s money line is a strong value pick, as is UK+5.5 and the under (45.5).
Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic will be on the call for the SEC Network starting at 12 p.m. ET. If you can’t watch all of the action, you can hear the Voice of the Wildcats, Tom Leach, on a variety of platforms.
- AM: 840 WHAS, 630 WLAP
- FM: 98.1 WBUL
- Satellite: XM-191 and Sirius-135
- Online: iHeart Radio
Prepare with the KSR Pregame Show
The gang is back at KSBar and Grille with Freddie Maggard to get you ready for the Cats and the Volunteers right now, with the Pregame Show beginning at 9 a.m.
Need something to listen to after the show? There are a handful of KSR football podcasts that have a little bit of everything for any UK football fan.
- Free Money with Matt and Drew
- The KSR Football Podcast
- The Depth Chart Podcast with Freddie Maggard
- 11 Personnel
What uniform combination will the Kentucky football team be sporting down in in Knoxville?
Be prepared for a lot of white.
Friday afternoon, UK announced the Wildcats will be wearing blue helmets, white jerseys, white pants, white cleats, and white gloves.
Kentucky Football injury update
After being sidelined due to injury to start the week, two of Kentucky’s most important players returned to the practice field leading up to the Tennessee game.
According to UK head coach Mark Stoops, defensive end Josh Paschal, who suffered a sprained knee in Kentucky’s win over Mississippi State last week, is back practicing with the team.
“He’s out there, he’s practicing,” Stoops said Thursday evening. “We’ll see how it goes.”
As for wide receiver Bryce Oliver, who has missed all three of Kentucky’s games to start the season due to a lingering hamstring injury, he also returned to practice and is expected to play against Tennessee.
College Football on TV
- Kentucky at No. 18 Tennessee, 12 p.m. on SEC Network
- Navy at East Carolina, 12 p.m. on ESPN2
- Texas State at South Alabama, 12 p.m. on ESPNU
- USF at Temple, 12 p.m. on ESPN+
- No. 1 Clemson at Georgia Tech, 12 p.m. on ABC
- Liberty at Syracuse, 12 p.m. on RSN/ESPN3
- Pitt at No. 13 Miami, 12 p.m. on ACC Network
- Kansas at West Virginia, 12 p.m. on FOX
- No. 14 Auburn at South Carolina, 12 p.m. on ESPN
- WKU at UAB, 1:30 p.m. on Stadium
- Army at UTSA, 1:30 p.m. on CBSSN
- Louisville at No. 4 Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. on NBC
- UCF at Memphis, 3:30 p.m. on ABC
- Ole Miss at Arkansas, 3:30 p.m. on SEC Network
- Eastern Kentucky at Troy, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN3
- Duke at NC State, 3:30 p.m. on RSN/ESPN3
- No. 11 Texas A&M at Mississippi State, 4 p.m. on ESPN
- Virginia at Wake Forest, 4 p.m. on ACC Network
- UMass at Georgia Southern, 4 p.m. on ESPN2
- North Texas at Middle Tennessee, 5 p.m. on Stadium
- Marshall at Louisiana Tech, 6 p.m. on CBSSN
- No. 5 North Carolina at Florida State, 7:30 p.m. on ABC
- No. 3 Georgia at No. 2 Alabama, 8 p.m. on CBS
- Boston College at No. 23 Virginia Tech, 8 p.m. on ACC Network
SEC shifts the schedule
The SEC made dramatic changes to the schedule on Friday evening.
Originally scheduled to play Georgia next week and at Missouri on Oct. 31 prior to the bye week on Nov. 7, the SEC has now shuffled Kentucky’s schedule a bit.
Now, UK will hit the road to take on Missouri on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. ET on the SEC Network, followed by Georgia on Oct. 31 at noon ET on the SEC Network.
The Wildcats will then have their bye week on Nov. 7, followed by Vanderbilt on Nov. 14, at Alabama on Nov. 21, at Florida on Nov. 28, and South Carolina on Dec. 5.