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The moment Kentucky fans have been waiting for is finally here. UK is one win away from playing in the SEC Championship. The final obstacle is no small hurdle.
The 2017 SEC Champions lost stars on each side of the football, but this Georgia football team is still one of the most-talented in the country. After a taking a 36-16 loss at LSU, the Dawgs bounced back with a dominant 36-17 win in the world’s largest cocktail party. Just like Terry Wilson did at Missouri, quarterback Jake Fromm returned to form with a 240-yard three-touchdown performance.
Georgia will bring the SEC’s best pass defense to Kroger Field. Terry Wilson’s passing lanes will shrink, but there should be plenty of room for Benny Snell to run the football. Georgia gives up 140 rushing yards per game, ranked eighth in the conference. If the Dawgs do have a weakness, its’ in the middle of the defense. The last time Georgia came to town, Benny put the team on his back. After a frustrating Saturday in Columbia, Snell is posed for a big game under the CBS spotlight.
The magnitude of this game is incomparable to anything the Big Blue Nation has ever seen. It will be an emotional Saturday afternoon at Kroger Field. We’ve seen Kentucky teams let the big game atmosphere get to them in the past, but this team is different. Filled with veteran leaders on both sides of the line of scrimmage, this team is prepared for whatever is thrown their way. They’ve worked relentlessly for this opportunity. Now it’s their moment. The time is now. Get Up, Big Blue Nation.
No Coffee? No Problem
This should do the trick.
- 10:00 — KSBar opens for Breakfast
- 10:00 — SEC Nation from William T. Young Library Begins
- 10:45 — First Post for the Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs
- 11:30 — The KSR Pregame Show from KSBar Begins on 630 WLAP
- 1:15 — The Cat Walk
- 1:30 — Countdown to Kickoff w/Christi Thomas, Jeremy Jarmon and Dusty Bonner
- 3:30 — Kickoff on CBS
How to Watch and Listen
Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor, Rick Neuheisel and John Schriffen are on the call for CBS. If you’re stuck on the road and can’t watch, there are multiple ways to listen to The Voice of the Wildcats.
- AM: 840 WHAS, 630 WLAP
- FM: 98.1 WBUL
- Satellite: XM-192 and Sirius-99
- Online: iHeart Radio
Salute to Service
Those who get to their seats early will see Kentucky’s Salute to Service. Before the game UK will honor Kentucky’s 16 POW/MIA and more than 150 Gold Star families. Army Specialist Brett Bondurant will serve as an honorary captain alongside former Wildcat Pookie Jones, who is representing the 1993 Peach Bowl team that is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
The Blue Cards are Back
Two years ago against Georgia, “Go Big Blue” filled the northern side of the stadium. Today the message is “Kentucky Can,” a slight change from 2007’s “We Believe.” If you’re sitting in sections 1-11, raise your cards up high at the end of the first quarter.
Lengthy Guest List
College recruits from all across the country will be in the Kroger Field stands to watch the Cats play for an SEC East title, including the Cats’ most recent commit, Wandale Robinson. His wild recruitment went down to the wire. Yesterday Rivals’ Dave Lackford told T.J. Walker and I the crazy story of Scott Frost’s ill-fated phone call that pushed Wandale to UK. You can find the interview on iTunes or stream it on Soundcloud.
To see who else is expected to be in Lexington for today’s game, you’ll find a tentative guest list here.
Soccer Seals C-USA Championship
No. 3 Kentucky dominated No. 24 Old Dominion in a 3-0 victory at The Bell to win an outright C-USA Regular Season Title.
They weren’t the only Wildcats to get a win Friday night. The women’ basketball team defeated Lincoln Memorial 101-64, while the men took care of IUP 86-64. Kentucky’s big week has gotten off to a winning start. Now it’s time for Stoops’ Troops to seal the deal.
Today’s College Football Schedule
- Noon: Louisville #2 Clemson on ABC
- Noon: Nebraska at #10 Ohio State on Fox
- Noon: #20 Texas A&M at Auburn on ESPN
- Noon: South Carolina at Ole Miss on SEC Network
- 3:30: #13 West Virginia at #17 Texas on Fox
- 3:30: #16 Iowa at Purdue on ESPN2
- 7:00: Duke at Miami on ESPN2
- 7:15: #4 Notre Dame at Northwestern on ESPN
- 7:30: UCLA at Oregon on Fox
- 8:00: #7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech on ABC
- 8:00: #1 Alabama at #3 LSU on CBS
- 10:15: BYU at Boise State on ESPN2
- 10:45: Cal at #8 Washington State on ESPN
KHSAA Playoff Football Scores
- Hazard 51, Harlan 34
- Breathitt County 7, McCreary Central 6
- Lynn Camp 43, Phelps 20
- Lloyd Memorial 50, Washington County 44
- Lawrence County 78, Western Hills 74
- Mayfield 56, Hancock County 28
- John Hardin 19, East Jessamine 9
- Mercer Couny 43, Breckinridge County 21
- Lincoln County 22, Letcher County Central 7
- Southwestern 21, Perry County Central 0
- Henderson County 35, Louisville Eastern 0
- Frederick Douglass 42, PRP 8
- Simon Kenton 48, Bryan Station 34
- North Hardin 14, Manual 0
- Henry Clay 21, Boone County 14