Kentucky is putting the finishing touches on a week of practice before the Wildcats welcome Eastern Kentucky to Kroger Field in their home opener Saturday.
The Cats are looking to start their 2017 slate at 2-0 after an 0-2 beginning last season.
Here’s all the information Kentucky fans need to know ahead of the Wildcats’ game against Eastern Kentucky:
Kentucky-Eastern Kentucky game time, information
The game is scheduled for a noon ET kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 9. The game will be played at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky.
Which TV channel is Kentucky football vs. Eastern Kentucky on?
The SEC Network is airing the Kentucky football game against Eastern Kentucky. Taylor Zarzour will be the play-by-play announcer, Andre Ware is the analyst and Olivia Harlan will be the sideline reporter.
How can I watch Kentucky football vs. Eastern Kentucky online?
Fans can watch the game on WatchESPN.com or by using the WatchESPN app on mobile devices.
How can I listen to Kentucky football vs. Eastern Kentucky on the radio?
Fans in Lexington can listen to the game on 630 AM or 98.1 FM, and fans in Louisville can hear the game on 840 AM. The game will also be broadcast on satellite radio on XM 190 or Sirius 137.
Kentucky football vs. Eastern Kentucky spread, odds
The point spread is unavailable.
Kentucky-Eastern Kentucky preview, keys to the game
1. Offensive line continuity
The loss of of starting left tackle Cole Mosier prior to the season threw a wrench in the offensive line rotation. Senior Kyle Meadows and sophomore Landon Young both saw time at left tackle, George Asafo-Adjei played both right tackle and right guard and Nick Haynes played right guard and center. Offensive line coach John Schlarman likes Kentucky’s versatility up front, but the Wildcats will look to lock down a solid rotation before SEC play begins.
2. Experiment with offensive unknowns
This is assuming Kentucky controls the game and builds a substantial lead. If the lead is there, look for offensive coordinator Eddie Gran to see which players he might be able to rely on in a tougher game next weekend at South Carolina. Freshman receiver Lynn Bowden should see an uptick in snaps, A.J. Rose will likely be used unlike last week and Drew Barker could make his first appearance since Week 3 of last season.
3. Open up the offense
Kentucky will likely get the win no matter how aggressive or conservative the offense is, but sticking with the wildcat won’t give the Wildcats a clear indication on how much quarterback Stephen Johnson has progressed since last season. Johnson only attempted 20 passes a week ago. Look for that number to go up as he looks to build confidence and chemistry with a relatively inexperienced receiving corps.
Kentucky Wildcats football coverage
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- Kentucky mailbag: Talking football and food before the home opener
- Sound off: The good, bad and ugly from Week 1
- Lynn Bowden could learn from Benny Snell’s example
- Denzil Ware named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week
- Where is Kentucky ranked in the SEC Country Power Poll?
- More than 10,000 tickets available for game on Saturday
- Mark Stoops couldn’t care less about “ugly win” criticism
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