Kentucky Unveils 2017 Football Schedule


LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 2017 Kentucky football schedule will feature seven home games, including visits from Florida, Tennessee and Louisville, and five road games, the Southeastern Conference announced during a schedule unveiling Tuesday night.

Kentucky opens its season on the road against Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Miss. on Sept. 2 before returning home to face Eastern Kentucky in its home debut at Commonwealth Stadium on Sept. 9. The Wildcats close out September with a trip to South Carolina on Sept. 16 and then back-to-back home tilts against Florida on Sept. 23 and Eastern Michigan on Sept. 30.

The meat of the Southeastern Conference portion of the schedule begins Oct. 7 when Missouri comes to town to kick off six consecutive games against league foes. After an open date on Oct. 14 the Wildcats travel to Mississippi State on Oct. 21, host Tennessee (Oct. 28) and Ole Miss (Nov. 4) and then cap their conference slate with road games at Vanderbilt on Nov. 11 and Georgia on Nov. 18. 

The regular season finale comes on Thanksgiving weekend with a Nov. 25 visit by Louisville to Commonwealth Stadium in the battle for the Governor’s Cup.


DATEOPPONENTLOCATION
Sept. 2at Southern MissHattiesburg, Miss.
Sept. 9EASTERN KENTUCKYLexington, Ky.
Sept. 16at South CarolinaColumbia, S.C.
Sept. 23FLORIDALexington, Ky.
Sept. 30EASTERN MICHIGANLexington, Ky.
Oct. 7MISSOURILexington, Ky.
Oct. 14Open Date
Oct. 21Mississippi StateStarkville, Miss.
Oct. 28TENNESSEELexington, Ky.
Nov. 4OLE MISSLexington, Ky.
Nov. 11at VanderbiltNashville, Tenn.
Nov. 18at GeorgiaAthens, Ga.
Nov. 25LOUISVILLELexington, Ky.
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