UK at Mississippi State Football Moved to Thursday

March 5, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky at Mississippi State football game has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 24, the Southeastern Conference has announced.  The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. EDT and will be televised by ESPN.

This will mark UK's seventh appearance on a Thursday night game on an ESPN affiliate, all of which have come away from home.

  • On Sept. 23, 1993, Kentucky scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to notch a come-from-behind 21-17 win at South Carolina.  Randy Wyatt scored on a 64-yard run with 11:47 to play and Michael Woodfork put the Wildcats ahead with a one-yard plunge with 4:55 left.  The Wildcat defense stopped USC's final two possessions on a fumble recovery and an interception in the end zone.  The win was viewed as a turning point of the season as the Wildcats eventually advanced to the 1993 Peach Bowl.
  • On Sept. 29, 1994, Auburn took control early in defeating the Wildcats, 44-14, at Auburn. 
  • On Nov. 4, 1999, Mississippi State kicker Scott Westerfield nailed a 45-yard field goal with five seconds remaining to give the Bulldogs a 23-22 win in Starkville.  It was a heartbreaking loss for the Wildcats, who were one win away from bowl eligibility and also missed a chance to upset the undefeated Bulldogs.  UK bounced back, however, with a win at Vanderbilt that sent the Cats to the Music City Bowl. 
  • On Oct. 9, 2003, Kentucky trailed 27-7 in the fourth quarter at South Carolina.  Shane Boyd, subbing for the injured Jared Lorenzen, led two touchdown drives to pull within 27-21.  The Cats got the ball back late in the game but South Carolina held on for the win. 
  • On Oct. 4, 2007, in a matchup of top-20 teams, host South Carolina bested Kentucky, 38-23, handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season. UK recovered in its next game and dispatched No. 1-ranked LSU. 
  • On Sept. 1, 2011, Kentucky opened the season with a 14-3 win against WKU at Nashville's LP Field.  The Wildcat defense allowed only a field goal, while Josh Clemons ran for a 14-yard touchdown and Morgan Newton threw a 31-yard TD pass to La'Rod King.

Here is Kentucky's updated 2013 schedule:

Date Opponent Place Time
Aug. 31 vs. WKU Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) TBA
Sept. 7 Miami (Ohio) Lexington, Ky. TBA
Sept. 14 Louisville Lexington, Ky. TBA
Sept. 21 Open Date - -
Sept. 28 Florida Lexington, Ky. TBA
Oct. 5 at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. TBA
Oct. 12 Alabama Lexington, Ky. TBA
Oct. 19 Open Date - -
Oct. 24 at Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. 7:30 p.m. ET
Nov. 2 Alabama State Lexington, Ky. TBA
Nov. 9 Missouri Lexington, Ky. TBA
Nov. 16 at Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. TBA
Nov. 23 at Georgia Athens, Ga. TBA
Nov. 30 Tennessee Lexington, Ky. TBA