UK FOOTBALL | 2018 Football Schedule Announced

09/19/2017 03:14 PM

It’s never too early to look ahead to next year.

Despite the 2017 UK football season only heading into its fourth week, the 2018 schedule was released on Tuesday.

The 2018 slate features seven home games and five road games.

The Wildcats will open the 2018 schedule on Sept. 1 at Kroger Field against Central Michigan.

A week later, on Sept. 8, the Wildcats will play in their first road game of the season at Florida. The match-up with the Gators will also be their SEC opener.

Other notable dates on the schedule include Oct. 6 at Texas A&M. That meeting will be the first time that Kentucky will play in College Station, Tx. against the Aggies since 1952.

Kentucky will close out the 2018 schedule at Tennessee on Nov. 10, at home against Middle Tennessee on Nov. 17 and at rival Louisville on Nov. 24.

Here is a complete look at the 2018 schedule:

Sept. 1 – vs. Central Michigan
Sept. 8 – at Florida
Sept. 15 – vs. Murray St.
Sept. 22 – vs. Mississippi St.
Sept. 29 – vs. South Carolina
Oct. 6 – at Texas A&M
Oct. 13 – OPEN DATE
Oct. 20 – vs. Vanderbilt
Oct. 27 – at Missouri
Nov. 3 – vs. Georgia
Nov. 10 – at Tennessee
Nov. 17 – vs. Middle Tennessee
Nov. 24 – at Louisville

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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