Kentucky is trying to secure its fifth win in sixth games and become one step closer to its first bowl bid since 2010.
The Wildcats are coming off back-to-back conference wins as they stand alone in second place in the SEC East. Kentucky is the only East division team with a win against an SEC West opponent after beating Mississippi State last weekend in Lexington, Ky.
Coach Mark Stoops’ squad is trying to secure just its second road win since the coach’s arrival in 2013. Missouri is a slight favorite in Las Vegas, but the Wildcats head to Columbia, Mo., with all the momentum while the Tigers are trying to notch their first SEC win. Coach Barry Odom’s squad is the only SEC team without a conference win.
Here’s what you need to know for the Week 9 matchup.
What time is kickoff?
When: Saturday, noon ET
Where: Faurot Field, Columbia, Mo.
What TV channel is showing the game?
SEC Network is televising the game and you can watch it online at Watch ESPN.
Who is calling the game for SEC Network?
Tom Hart is handling play by play, Andre Ware is the game’s analyst and Cole Cubelic is the sideline reporter.
3 things you should know
1. Kentucky is looking to earn its fourth SEC victory for the first time since 2006 under Rich Brooks and first three-game league winning streak since 1999.
2. Junior running back Stanley “Boom” Williams has continued to show his brilliance as a rusher this season. Williams ranks fifth in the SEC with 91.3 rushing yards per game. He now has 1,980 career rushing yards, eighth on Kentucky’s career rushing list.
3. The all-time series is tied 3-3 with Mizzou holding a 2-1 advantage in games played in Columbia. UK’s last win in Columbia was in the team’s first meeting in 1965, 7-0. Since Missouri joined the SEC the Tigers have won three of four meetings between the two Eastern Division teams.