Schedule features seven homes and a trip to Texas A&M for the first time since 1952
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 2018 Kentucky football schedule features seven home games, including visits from Mississippi State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Georgia, and five road games, the Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday.
Kentucky opens its season at Kroger Field with Central Michigan on Sept. 1 before traveling to The Swamp to face the Florida Gators in the SEC opener on Sept. 8. The Wildcats close out September with a three-game homestand that includes Murray State (Sept. 15), Mississippi State (Sept. 22) and South Carolina (Sept. 29).
The Wildcats travel to College Station, Texas for the first time since 1952 to face the Aggies of Texas A&M on Oct. 6. After an open date on Oct. 13, the Wildcats play host to Vanderbilt on Oct. 20 and meet Missouri in Columbia on Oct. 27.
Two of Kentucky’s four games in November are on the road. The Wildcats cap off their conference slate at home on Nov. 3 vs. Georgia before meeting Tennessee in Neyland Stadium on Nov. 10. UK returns to Kroger Field on Nov. 17 for Senior Day vs. Middle Tennessee State.
The regular-season finale comes on Thanksgiving weekend with a Nov. 24 visit to Louisville at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in the annual battle for the Governor’s Cup.
Sept. 1 CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Sept. 8 at Florida
Sept. 15 MURRAY STATE
Sept. 22 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 29 SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 6 at Texas A&M
Oct. 13 Open Date
Oct. 20 VANDERBILT
Oct. 27 at Missouri
Nov. 3 GEORGIA
Nov. 10 at Tennessee
Nov. 17 MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Nov. 24 at Louisville
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