LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s 2018 non-conference schedule is final as the Wildcats will host Murray State on Sept. 15, 2018.
Kentucky will pay Murray State a $450,000 guarantee, according to the game contract obtained by SEC Country.
Murray State finished 4-7 in 2016. The Racers from Murray, Ky., will be UK’s annual FCS opponent. The two schools have met just once — a 37-6 Wildcats win in 2003.
Central Michigan to open the season on September 1, Middle Tennessee on November 17 and Louisville on November 24 are Kentucky’s other 2018 non-conference opponents.
Coach Mark Stoops’ squad opens its 2017 slate on Sept. 2 in Hattiesburg, Miss., against Southern Miss.