Latest Kentucky Wildcats football News

No. 10 Georgia left guard Shaffer ruled out against Kentucky

Oct. 14, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Left guard Justin Shaffer has been ruled out of No. 10 Georgia's game against Kentucky on Saturday because of a neck injury. Shaffer has started the last two games. Receiver Lawrence Cager, who is tied for the team lead with 19 catches, also may miss the game. Cager was dealing with a...

Lynn Bowden's 3 TDs rally Kentucky past Arkansas 24-20

Oct. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Besides remarkable versatility with the football in his hands, Kentucky junior Lynn Bowden also showed impressive skill remaining tight-lipped about whether he'd show his skills as Kentucky's starting quarterback. Once that personnel secret was announced, Bowden displayed almost every...

Kentucky, Arkansas square off looking for first SEC win

Oct. 11, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky and Arkansas are both looking to end losing streaks and record their first Southeastern Conference victory coming off bye weeks. The Wildcats (2-3, 0-3) have lost three consecutive games and dropped their past two by a combined 52-20 margin at Mississippi State and South...

Quarterbacks at Florida, LSU off to impressive starts

Oct. 9, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

Florida and LSU appear poised to mount serious challenges in their respective Southeastern Conference divisions and two of the nation's best offenses reside in the SEC West. The stage is set for upcoming showdowns, a heated chase to the championship game and perhaps even a shootout or two in the SEC. No. 1...

South Carolina looks to build on second win during week off

Oct. 3, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp is finally glad the Gamecocks played like the team he expected to see this season. He only hopes the bye week doesn’t blunt the positive energy picked up with their second win of the season. Muschamp said spirits were high at practices this...

Defense, Dowdle lead South Carolina to 24-7 win vs. Kentucky

Sep. 29, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rico Dowdle and Tavien Feaster like sharing the football, especially when it leads to South Carolina victories like this. Dowdle and Feaster, the Gamecocks' two senior tailbacks, both ran for more than 100 yards and accounted for three touchdowns as South Carolina (2-3, 1-2...

Kentucky visits South Carolina, both teams need a win

Sep. 27, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When Kentucky faces South Carolina on Saturday night, the winner will let out a sigh of relief and the loser will be in all-out free fall. Welcome to what could be aptly dubbed the Panic Bowl. The Wildcats (2-2, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) and the Gamecocks (1-3, 0-2) are each...

College Football Picks: Follow-up time for Wisconsin, Auburn

Sep. 25, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

As any artist who has ever produced a hit record will attest, the follow-up can be a real challenge. Last week, Wisconsin, Auburn and Southern California were at the top of the charts in college football, registering big wins and looking like teams that could seriously contend for conference titles. Now come the...

Kentucky seeks to avoid first 3-game skid since end of 2017

Sep. 23, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's goal after a once-promising start to the season was derailed is now avoiding its first three-game losing streak in nearly two seasons. The Wildcats were just one quarter away from a 3-0 start nine days ago, but have been knocked on their heels. Kentucky (2-2, 0-2...

Rice throws 4 TDs as Murray State stuns Morehead State 59-7

Sep. 21, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Preston Rice threw for four touchdowns as Murray State stunned Kentucky rival Morehead State 59-7 on Saturday night. Rice had 214 yards passing and led the Racers (2-2) on the ground with 86 rushing yards. He also caught a touchdown pass from running back Jared McCray late in the third...