Saturday 19 Nov
3:30 p.m. ET
Week 11 of the college football season is upon us and was the week that Kentucky football fans were circled on their calendars when Georgia most likely visited No. 1 Lexington and the rising Wildcats were looking for a madman to turn around to win the SEC East title.
Well, part of that equation is correct. Georgia (10-0, 7-0) is the No. 1 team in the country and lived up to its usual hype, but the UK (6-4, 3-4) season crumbled and burned after the awkward 24 am -21 loss to Vanderbilt last weekend, ending the Commodore’s 26-game SEC losing streak, and British fans have left today off their calendars.
Meanwhile, Georgia tore through Mississippi State 45-19 to retain the SEC East crown, and Kentucky lost its fourth of its last six games.
Kentucky’s football offense is a mess and offense coordinator Rich Scangarello is under fire from fans and even players for an anemic group unable to score despite Will Levis up center. Although Levis was beaten this year, that’s no reason Kentucky can’t effectively get the ball into the end zone and their numbers are doing poorly in both the SEC and FBS.
Scangarello was asked about it earlier this week.
“The reality is we need to get more points. (UK head coach Mark Stoops) is not happy with that, I’m not happy with that, there isn’t a player in the dressing room who is happy with that. It’s time to fix it.”
There’s really no way to twist the fact that Kentucky’s chances of winning this game today are slim to zero and that’s exactly when fan expectations switched to the basketball team at this point.
Kentucky hasn’t fared well against the No. 1 teams, who only went 3-15 all-time, with the most recent win in this 2007 triple overtime thriller over eventual national champions LSU.
A little more put into perspective:
• Kentucky is behind the series against Georgia, 61-12-2, and the Bulldogs have won the last 12.
• Georgia leads the series in Lexington 29-7.
• Kentucky have not beaten Georgia since 2009, a 34-27 win in Athens.
• Britain’s last win in Lexington against the Bulldogs was in 2006, a 24-20 win.
• Great Britain are 3-28 all-time in games against a top-flight squad from Georgia, their last win coming in 1988.
Our best hope today is not to be completely embarrassed and keep injuries to a minimum, especially at Levis, and live to fight next week’s regular season finale against Louisville.
Kentucky Football vs. Georgia Weather
The weather in Lexington is going to be cold but perfect football weather without a cloud in the sky. For those who close in ahead of kick-off, temperatures will hit around midday and eventually hover around 33 degrees above freezing, and by 3:30pm kick-off it will be a balmy 37 degrees and the high for the day.
Note that temperatures have dropped to 34 degrees as the game enters the fourth quarter for those brave enough to see it through. Winds will not be present and will not be a factor at all.
Kentucky Football vs. Georgia Odds and Betting Pick Week 11
Current odds now see Kentucky as a 22.5-point underdog on Fanduel, a line that hasn’t really changed this week. The matchup has an over/under of 47.5 points. The moneyline has Kentucky +1,260 and the Bulldogs -2,800.
So what are our staffing projections?
Eric Thorne – Georgia 49, Kentucky 7
Tyler Reed—Georgia 42, Kentucky 13
Justin Tyler-McMillian Georgiga 49, Kentucky 21
Delonte Smith—Georgia 35, Kentucky 10
Which channel is the kentucky football game in week 11
Tonight’s Kentucky game will be broadcast on CBS
Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EST.
Play by Play: Brad Nessler
Analyst: Gary Danielson
Sideline: Jenny Dell
Kentucky vs Georgia live stream
FuboTV is an excellent option for fans who need streaming options. And if you’re trying FuboTV for the first time, you’re in luck because they currently offer a seven-day free trial for new users.
Kentucky over the airwaves
For the radio enthusiasts, our superb team of Tom Leach (play-by-play), Jeff Piecoro (analyst) and Dick Gabriel (sideline) will have the UK radio station call to hear at 840am in Louisville and across the US is the Lexington area at both 630 PM and 98.1 FM. If you are outside of these areas check your local stations or listen online anytime at www.UKAthletics.com.
Kentucky’s next game and schedule
This brings us to the end of the Regular Season and Rivalry Weekend. Kentuck Football will host rival Louisville next Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.
Bowl Game TBD