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The UK football team kicked off the 2016 season Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium against Southern Mississippi
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The UK football team kicked off the 2016 season Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium against Southern Mississippi

Kentucky opens the 2016 college football season at home against Southern Miss on Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

Mark Stoops begins his fourth year as UK head coach. Stoops is 12-24 overall, but is 2-1 in openers. His Cats beat UL-Lafayette 40-33 in last season’s opening game.

Southern Miss is coming off a 9-5 season in which the Golden Eagles went 7-1 in Conference-USA and played in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. USM has a highly-regarded quarterback in Nick Mullens, but a new offensive coordinator in Shannon Dawson, who just happened to be Kentucky’s OC a year ago.

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SOUTHERN MISS AT KENTUCKY

When: Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Commonwealth Stadium

TV: ESPNU with Anish Shroff and Ahmad Brooks

Radio: UK Network with Tom Leach, Jeff Piecoro and Dick Gabriel

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