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Kentucky football players and coaches greeted fans at the Cat Walk ahead of their game against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 7, 2019, at Kroger Field in Lexington.
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Kentucky football players and coaches greeted fans at the Cat Walk ahead of their game against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 7, 2019, at Kroger Field in Lexington.

Facing its second straight Mid-American Conference opponent, Kentucky hopes to improve 2-0 when the Eastern Michigan Eagles visit Kroger Field for a 7:30 p.m. matchup on the SEC Network Alternate channel.

EMU gave Mark Stoops’ Wildcats everything they wanted and more before UK escaped with a 24-20 win in 2017. Though Kentucky is a 15-point favorite, don’t be surprised if we see the same sort of game in 2019.

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John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.
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