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Tennessee, Kentucky look to get closer to bowl eligibility

Nov. 8, 2019 12:15 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Persevering through rough stretches this football season has helped Kentucky and Tennessee remain hopeful of becoming bowl eligible. Saturday night's rivalry meeting will put the winner one win from the six-win threshold. Both teams have momentum. The visiting Volunteers (4-5, 2-3...

Bowden, Kentucky have no trouble in rain, beat Missouri 29-7

Oct. 27, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lynn Bowden Jr. is hard to stop on a dry turf. He proved to be even harder to slow down in a steady downpour. The Kentucky junior converted quarterback rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 29-7 win over Missouri Saturday night. "What can you say about...

Missouri, Kentucky look to bounce back from SEC road losses

Oct. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops should expect a hard-fought game against Missouri based on the teams' recent history. The Wildcats (3-4, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) have won the last four meetings against the Tigers (5-2, 2-1), with the past two decided by six points or less. That...

No. 10 Georgia's line braces for Kentucky after wake-up call

Oct. 18, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Cade Mays says Georgia's offensive line got the message in the Bulldogs' first loss of the season last week. The proof comes when No. 10 Georgia plays Kentucky on Saturday night. Mays and the Bulldogs' other lineman will have an opportunity to show they indeed can play like the unit that...

South Carolina has opportunity to produce another upset

Oct. 17, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch during the eighth week of the Southeastern Conference football season. GAME OF THE WEEK No. 9 Florida (6-1, 3-1) at South Carolina (3-3, 2-2): South Carolina follows up its stunning 20-17 overtime victory at Georgia by facing another top-10 team. South Carolina was a 24 ½-point...

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...