Kentucky’s SEC home opener will be an early kick. Game times for September 30 are out and the Cats vs. the No. 25 Florida Gators will kick off at Noon ET. It will air either on ESPN or SEC Network, which will be determined after this weekend’s games.
Florida is 2-1 this season, with a season-opening loss at then-No. 14 Utah and wins over McNeese and then-No. 11 Tennessee. The 29-16 thrashing of the Vols in the Swamp boosted the Gators into the AP Top 25. It was a significant victory for Billy Napier following a rocky rookie season in Gainesville, which included a 26-16 loss to the Cats. This morning, Matt Zenitz named Napier the On3 Power Five National Head Coach of the Week.
This week, the Gators host Charlotte (7 p.m., ESPN+/SEC Network+), so they’ll likely remain ranked heading into the trip to Lexington. The game has been sold out since the preseason, but tickets are available on secondary markets. Get ready for a huge day at Kroger Field.
SEC game times for September 30
Kentucky vs. Florida is one of many big SEC games on September 30. Here’s the entire slate:
|Florida at Kentucky||Noon ET / 11 AM CT||ESPN or SEC Network*|
|Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (Arlington, Texas)||Noon ET / 11 AM CT||ESPN or SEC Network*|
|Georgia at Auburn||3:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM CT||CBS|
|Missouri at Vanderbilt||4 PM ET / 3 PM CT||SEC Network|
|LSU at OIe Miss||6 PM ET / 5 PM CT||ESPN|
|South Carolina at Tennessee||7:30 PM ET / 6:30 PM CT||SEC Network|
|Alabama at Mississippi State||9 PM ET / 8 PM CT||ESPN|
First things first. This Saturday, Kentucky travels to Nashville to play Vanderbilt, a Noon ET/ 11 a.m. CT kick on the SEC Network.