The Kentucky Wildcats can continue one of the best starts in program history when they host the No. 10 Florida Gators in a key SEC East showdown on Saturday at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky. The Wildcats (4-0, 2-0 in SEC) are looking to go 5-0 for just the fourth time in the last 70 years. They also are 2-0 in SEC play for just the second time since 1977. Meanwhile the Gators (3-1, 1-1) can extend their dominance in the series against Kentucky; they’ve won 33 of the last 34 meetings and 16 straight in Lexington. Watch live Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats HD Stream to the following link:
Florida Gators vs Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021, Time: 6 P.M. ET
Venue: Kroger Field, Lexington, Ky.
The Gators have taken care of business at home, for the most part, this season, and handily won its first away game against USF in Week 2. However, Week 5 presents Florida with its first legitimate road challenge, set to face a Kentucky team that has a long history of losing to the Gators – but is, simultaneously, often a thorn in UF’s side.
Although Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops is 1-7 against Florida, three of the last four games have been particularly close. In 2019, a year after the Wildcats broke their 31-game losing streak to the Gators, Kentucky lost a 13-point lead and fell 28-27. This year’s Wildcats are undefeated (4-0, 2-0 SEC) entering Saturday’s game.
Kroger Field will be hopping on Saturday night when the Gators roll into town, but they won’t get the kind of game that they’re expecting. The Wildcats offense has taken a significant step back over the last two games against Chattanooga and South Carolina, while the Gators defense has been on point since out-playing Alabama for the final three quarters of the 31-29 loss to the Tide two weeks ago.