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Kentucky football podcast: Eastern Kentucky preview

Kentucky fans cheer during the football team’s 24-17 win over Southern Miss at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.
Kentucky fans cheer during the football team’s 24-17 win over Southern Miss at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. aslitz@herald-leader.com

After a 24-17 win at Southern Miss last week, Kentucky plays its home opener at Kroger Field on Saturday, taking on its neighbor down I-75, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.

Eastern opened its second season under head coach Mark Elder with a 31-17 loss at Western Kentucky last week. Down 17-0 at the half, the Colonels cut the lead to 24-14 with 2:12 left in the third quarter before losing. Quarterback Tim Boyle completed 29 of 46 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns for the visitors. Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader profiled Boyle, a transfer from Connecticut.

Jennifer Smith of the Herald-Leader wrote about UK quarterback Drew Barker and EKU wide receiver Cameron Fogle, who are actually roommates.

In this podcast, UK coach Mark Stoops talks about the Colonels. On the OVC teleconference, Elder praises the Kentucky defense. And I talked with long-time EKU play-by-play Greg Stotelmyer to get a scouting report on the Colonels.

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Here is the EKU quarterback talking about the Saturday matchup.

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Kentucky football 2017

Date

Opponent

UK

Opp

Dec

Rec

9/2/17

@Southern Miss

24

17

W

1-0

9/9/17

Eastern Kentucky

9/16/17

@South Carolina

9/23/17

Florida

9/30/17

Eastern Michigan

10/7/17

Missouri

10/21/17

@Miss State

10/28/17

Tennessee

11/4/17

Ole Miss

11/11/17

@Vanderbilt

11/18/17

@Georgia

11/25/17

Louisville

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