Kentucky Football vs Mississippi today: injury report, schedule, live Stream, TV channel and betting preview for Week 9 game

Kentucky Wildcats mascot, Scratch (Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports)
Kentucky Wildcats mascot, Scratch (Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports) /

Kentucky football is once again in the limelight and under the lights Saturday playing Mississippi State and looking to win game number 7 and most likely secure second place in the Southeastern Conference East.  Here are the odds, injuries, how to watch, and a prediction for the Wildcats and Bulldogs.

For the Kentucky football team anytime they play in Starkville, Mississippi is a terrifying experience. Making it even worse is the Halloween trek so let’s hope the Wildcats have a few tricks to turn their trip into a treat and flee back to Lexington with a win.

Cats and Dogs don’t play nice as it is and this growling and hissing game will be a fight.

Kentucky football seeking to run the rest of the season table starting with MSU

This Wildcat team (6-1, 4-1) ranked No. 12 in both the AP and Coaches Poll are already bowl eligible but that isn’t enough. They are seeking to play in a New Year’s Six Bowl Game and looking to run the table in their next five games.

There may be more high profile aesthetically pleasing games to watch although much of the SEC is on their bye weeks this weekend. But if you want to witness a game expect to come down to the final drives you best be watching.

It’s Kentucky’s defense looking to ground the MSU air raid offense, and the Bulldogs (4-3, 2-2) hoping Wan’Dale Robinson isn’t putting up SportsCenter Top 10 highlights or running back Christopher Rodriguez gashing their defense for 100 plus yards.

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has yet to win in Starkville losing all four of his games but has beaten the Bulldogs each time they have come to Lexington.

Hopefully that streak, as well as many others this season, will come to an end today.

Kentucky returns off their bye week after suffering their first setback of the season losing 30-13 to Georgia. MSU thumped Vanderbilt last Saturday.

Kentucky football vs Mississippi State Injury report

The injury report has some good news this week with the return of wide receiver Josh Ali, a welcome site for quarterback Will Levis. Ali, returns after missing the past two games and will open up the passing options that have been limited.

Marquan McCall, Izayah Cummings, and JuTahn McClaine are each trying to get back on the field and Stoops would only say “We’ll see” when asked about them playing today.

For Mississippi State kicker Brandon Ruiz has been working through an undisclosed injury and his status is unknown.

Kentucky football vs Mississippi State Odds and Betting Pick Week 9

WynnBET’s Week 9 odds had Kentucky football a 1.0 point favorite all week, but on Saturday morning the line switched to Mississippi State being a 1 point favorite. The matchup also has an over/under of 47.0 points. The Moneyline has Kentucky plus +120, while the Dawgs are minus -100.

  • So far this season Kentucky is 6-1 against the spread.
  • UK has been at least a 1 point underdog twice this season and covered both times.
  • The Wildcats are 3-1 against the spread and 4-0 overall in games when we put up at least 25.7 points.
  • When the offense tallies more than 326 yards UK is 4-1 against the spread and 5-0 overall.
  • MSU is 3-4 against the spread.
  • When favored by at least 1 point this season the Bulldogs are 1-2.
  • Kentucky needs to slow the air raid because when State hits at least 320 yards, they are 2-3 against the spread and 3-2 overall.

I’ll stick with my prediction and say that Kentucky’s magical run of scratching teams and streaks off the list of things that have haunted them for years also comes to an end.

Final score – Kentucky 27 – Mississippi State 24

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What Channel is the Kentucky Football Game On Week 9

The Kentucky game today will be broadcast on the SEC Network. Kickoff set for 7:00 pm EST.

Play-by-Play: Tom Hart

Analyst: Jordan Rogers

Sideline Reporter: Cole Cubelic

Kentucky versus Mississippi State Live Stream

Today’s Kentucky game can be streamed live on Fubo TV.

Kentucky over the airwaves

For the radio enthusiasts, our stellar team of Tom Leach (play-by-play), Jeff Piecoro (analyst), and Dick Gabriel (sideline) will have the UK radio network call that can be heard at 840 AM around Louisville and in the Lexington area at both 630 AM and 98.1 FM. If you are outside these areas listen online at

Kentucky’s Next Game and Schedule

Kentucky’s next game will be in Week 10 on Saturday, November 6 at home against Tennessee with kickoff at 7 pm on ESPN2. The game is sold out. Here’s a look at their schedule for the next five weeks:

Week 10 Tennessee

Week 11 @Vanderbilt

Week 12 New Mexico State

Week 13 @ Louisville

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