LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A rivalry game was just what Kentucky needed to snap out of a second-half tailspin and play the way it wanted.
Will Levis passed for two touchdowns, including a 3-yarder to Barion Brown in the third quarter, Matt Ruffolo kicked a career-best four field goals and the Wildcats topped archrival Louisville 26-13 on Saturday for their fourth consecutive Governor’s Cup victory.
Louisville (7-4) at Kentucky (6-5), Saturday, 3 p.m. EST (SEC)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Kentucky by 2½.
A look at Week 13 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Auburn (5-6, 2-5) at No. 8 Alabama (9-2, 5-2, No. 8 CFP) .
Conference title and playoff hopes are just part of what's on the line during college football's rivalry weekend.
There's the Golden Egg in Mississippi. The Territorial Cup in Arizona. The Old Oaken Bucket in Indiana.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has signed an amended contract extension through June 2031 that in February will boost his base annual salary to $8.6 million plus incentives.
The 10th-year coach, who is earning $6.35 million this season, signed the new deal on Nov.
College Football Playoff contenders lived on the edge in Week 12, with the top four teams all teetering to varying degrees and at various points. Then No. 5 Tennessee went down with a thud.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Between Kenny McIntosh and Jack Podlesny, top-ranked Georgia got all the important points it needed on a day where style points weren't possible.
Florida (6-4, 3-4 SEC) at Vanderbilt (4-6, 1-5), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Florida by 14 1/2
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Not long ago, Georgia and Kentucky were both unbeaten and seemingly on a collision course for SEC East supremacy.
The top-ranked Bulldogs (10-0, 7-0 SEC, No.
No. 1 Georgia (10-0, 7-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) at Kentucky (6-4, 3-4), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Georgia by 22 1/2.
A look at Week 12 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 1 Georgia (10-0 7-0, No.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Mike Wright ran 59 yards for a touchdown and completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Will Sheppard with 32 seconds left for a 24-21 win over Kentucky Saturday, snapping a 26-game Southeastern Conference losing streak.
Vanderbilt (3-6, 0-5 SEC) at Kentucky (6-3, 3-3), Saturday, 12 p.m. EST (SEC)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Kentucky by 17 1/2
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fifth-ranked Tennessee still has plenty left to play for if the Volunteers take care of business down the stretch.
First up is trying to finish off a perfect record at home Saturday against Missouri.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Amid a contest in which the defenses for Kentucky and Missouri flexed their muscles most of the afternoon, it was a botched punt snap that proved the difference for the Wildcats in escaping with a 21-17 victory over the Tigers on Saturday.
Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz received a two-year contract extension Saturday, tying him to the program through the 2027 season, just hours before the Tigers lost another heartbreaker to Kentucky at Faurot Field.
Kentucky (5-3, 2-3 SEC) at Missouri (4-4, 2-3), noon EST (SECN)
Line: Kentucky by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — J.T. Tuimoloau had a strip sack to set up No. 2 Ohio State for a touchdown and then had a pick-6 for the Buckeyes, who scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to erase a deficit and beat No.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No looking ahead for Jalin Hyatt and No. 3 Tennessee.
The Volunteers were ready for Kentucky.
Hyatt caught five passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 44-6 victory over No.
No. 19 Kentucky (5-2, 2-2 SEC) at No. 3 Tennessee (7-0, 3-0), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Tennessee by 12 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 2 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan could, and should, create some separation at the top of the Big Ten East Division on Saturday and make it a two-team race to be decided once again on the last weekend of November.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than just bragging rights will be on the line Saturday night between Tennessee and Kentucky.
It will simply be the biggest game between these border rivals in 71 years.
A look at Week 9 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 3 Tennessee (7-0, 3-0 SEC) hosts No. 19 Kentucky (5-2, 2-2)
Alabama-LSU is a big game again after a two-year hiatus.
LSU moved back into the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank on Sunday at No.
A look at Week 8 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 6 Alabama (6-1, 3-1 SEC) hosts No. 24 Mississippi State (5-2, 2-2)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Challenged by Mark Stoops to do better, No. 22 Kentucky rebounded from a sluggish outing with a performance the coach knew it was capable of.
Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for 196 yards and two fourth-quarter scores, Will Levis returned from a one-game absence to throw a go-ahead touchdown pass and the Wildcats topped No.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Will Levis returned at quarterback for No. 22 Kentucky against No. 16 Mississippi State on Saturday a week after missing a Southeastern Conference loss to South Carolina with a left foot injury.
No. 16 Mississippi State (5-1, 2-1 SEC) at No. 22 Kentucky (4-2, 1-2), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Mississippi State by 4 1/2 according to FanDuel.com Sportsbook.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Mississippi State is playing its best football under Mike Leach with three consecutive lopsided victories sparked by strong play on both sides of the ball.
The No. 16 Bulldogs now aim to prove they can do it on the road Saturday night at No.
A look at Week 7 n the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 3 Alabama (6-3, 3-0 SEC) at No. 6 Tennessee (5-0, 2-0)
Will Anderson is one of the nation’s top pass rushers. Hendon Hooker has been among the hottest passers.
Beating Oklahoma has been a way to get ranked in the Big 12 — which is odd considering how poorly the Sooners have played lately.
No. 22 Texas became the third Big 12 team in the last three weeks to defeat Oklahoma on Saturday and end up in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank on Sunday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Shane Beamer had multiple reasons to savor his first road win in over a year.
Not only did South Carolina provide his initial Southeastern Conference victory away from home, it never trailed while conquering No.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Milroe threw for three touchdowns in his first start and No. 1 Alabama made a final goal-line stand to escape with a 24-20 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday night in a battle of backup quarterbacks.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kaiya Sheron started at quarterback for No. 13 Kentucky in Saturday night’s Southeastern Conference game against South Carolina, replacing injured senior Will Levis.
Levis entered Kroger Field with a boot on his left foot and did not participate in pregame warmups.
South Carolina (3-2, 0-2 SEC) at No. 13 Kentucky (4-1, 1-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC)
Line: Kentucky favored by 6 according to FanDuel.com Sportsbook.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is sticking with the game plan and the quarterback who runs it.
Will Levis and the No. 13 Wildcats just need to ensure golden opportunities don't slip from their grasp like last week.
So, about that game of the year ...
The much-anticipated matchup between Texas A&M and Alabama, after an offseason feud between the team's championship-winning coaches, is not nearly as interesting as expected.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — After Bryce Young was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury in the second quarter, No. 2 Alabama turned to Jahmyr Gibbs and backup quarterback Jalen Milroe to pull away from No.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lane Kiffin changed his opinion of his defense after No. 14 Mississippi forced two turnovers in the final three minutes to preserve a 22-19 win over No. 7 Kentucky on Saturday.
No. 7 Kentucky (4-0, 1-0 SEC) at No. 14 Ole Miss (4-0, 0-0), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN)
Line: Ole Miss by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
A look at Week 5 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 7 Kentucky (4-0, 1-0 SEC) at No. 14 Mississippi (4-0, 0-0)
Kentucky vs. Mississippi is quite a meaningful matchup in the Southeastern Conference these days.
For a few ranked teams, the first month of the season was all about home sweet home.
No. 4 Michigan (4-0), No. 9 Oklahoma State (3-0) and No. 15 Washington (4-0) will play their first road games of the season this weekend.
Not quite, Kansas.
A 4-0 start put the Jayhawks atop the others receiving votes pile Sunday in The Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions Bank, 41 points behind No.
Tennessee and North Carolina State broke into the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, and Florida State is back in the rankings for the first time in four years.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kansas State quarterback Adrian Martinez ran for 148 yards and four touchdowns, and the Wildcats stunned No. 6 Oklahoma 41-34 on Saturday night.
Martinez also passed for 234 yards and a score and Deuce Vaughn rushed for 116 yards for the Wildcats (3-1, 1-0 Big 12).
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Otherwise under siege in the pocket, Will Levis got just enough protection to make big throws when No. 8 Kentucky needed them.
The quarterback tied a career best with four touchdown passes, including critical scores of 70 and 40 yards to Barion Brown and Tayvion Robinson, after halftime, and the Wildcats held off Northern Illinois 31-23 on Saturday night.
Northern Illinois (1-2) at No. 8 Kentucky (3-0), Saturday, 7 p.m. Eastern (ESPN2)
Line: Kentucky by 25 1/2 according to FanDuel.com Sportsbook.