Kentucky football gets Thursday night ESPN game

Herald-Leader Staff ReportMarch 5, 2013 

Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell passed the ball as teammate Charles Siddoway defended him from Kentucky's TraVaughn Paschal (41) last season in Commonwealth Stadium.

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  • 2013 UK football schedule

    (Home games in capital letters)

    Aug. 31 WKU (at Nashville)

    Sept. 7 MIAMI (OHIO)

    Sept. 14 LOUISVILLE

    Sept. 28 FLORIDA

    Oct. 5 at South Carolina

    Oct. 12 ALABAMA

    Oct. 24 at Mississippi State

    Nov. 2 ALABAMA STATE

    Nov. 9 MISSOURI

    Nov. 16 at Vanderbilt

    Nov. 23 at Georgia

    Nov. 30 TENNESSEE

The University of Kentucky's football game against Mississippi State this fall has been moved to a Thursday night and will be televised nationally in prime time by ESPN.

Kentucky will visit Mississippi State on Thursday, Oct. 24, the Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m.

This will be UK's seventh appearance in a Thursday night game broadcast on an ESPN affiliate.

Kentucky's previous Thursday night games were in 2011, 2007, 2003, 1999, 1994 and 1993. The Wildcats have a 2-4 record in such games.


2013 UK football schedule

(Home games in capital letters)

Aug. 31 WKU (at Nashville)

Sept. 7 MIAMI (OHIO)

Sept. 14 LOUISVILLE

Sept. 28 FLORIDA

Oct. 5 at South Carolina

Oct. 12 ALABAMA

Oct. 24 at Mississippi State

Nov. 2 ALABAMA STATE

Nov. 9 MISSOURI

Nov. 16 at Vanderbilt

Nov. 23 at Georgia

Nov. 30 TENNESSEE

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