UK (2-2, 0-1 SEC) at No. 1 LSU (4-0, 1-0)
When: 12:21 p.m.
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Series: LSU leads 38-16-1
Last meeting: Kentucky upset No. 1 LSU 43-37 in triple overtime on Oct. 13, 2007, in Commonwealth Stadium
Line: LSU is favored by 30 points
Hold on to the football
LSU leads the SEC in turnover margin at plus-8. Kentucky turned it over four times against Florida. UK has committed at least two turnovers in eight of its last 10 games. To keep this game competitive — much less dream of an upset for the ages — the Cats have to put a stop to the TOs, baby.
Catch the football
It's impossible to render a fair evaluation of the play of Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton this season because of all the dropped passes by UK receivers. Against an LSU secondary that might be the nation's best, the Cats' pass catchers have to show stickier fingers for Kentucky to have any hope of moving the ball.
Take advantage of the daylight
Tiger Stadium is one of the great venues in college football. LSU is lethal there at night. All-time, the Tigers are 220-60-4 in night games. But for LSU, sunlight is kryptonite. In day games at Tiger Stadium, the Tigers are 24-25-3.
Is toxic. Only four games into Joker Phillips' second season as Kentucky head coach, the Internet message boards are already filled with calls for his job. Upsetting the nation's No. 1 team on the road is not likely (to say the least) for a UK team that has struggled all season. But showing significant improvement against Les Miles' top-ranked Tigers would allow the Kentucky players to build some confidence toward the more "winnable" games that fall on the second half of the UK schedule.