Kentucky Football vs Ole Miss today: injury report, schedule, live Stream, TV channel and betting preview for Week 5 game

Kentucky’s Chris Rodriguez and Will Levis
Kentucky’s Chris Rodriguez and Will Levis /

The calendar flips to October today and what better way to kick things off than a clash of top 11 ranked Southeastern Conference unbeaten foes as the Kentucky football team ventures to Oxford, MS for the first time in 12 years looking for conference win No. 2. 

Despite the visiting Wildcats being ranked higher at No. 7 in the AP and No. 8 in the coach’s poll it’s the host and No. 11 ranked Rebels are almost a touchdown favorite. It’s an early kickoff set for Noon EST on ESPN.

It will be the high-octane running style offense from Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffen up against the defensive-minded Mark Stoops and his Kentucky defense that has been this team’s constant and steady performer.

Ole Miss averages 280 yards rushing and quarterback Jaxson Dart averages 207 yards passing. However, Kentucky will counter and has only allowed an average of 108 yards rushing per game and just 168 yards through the air.

This game very well could come down to which team has the ball on the final drive of the game. Will it be Dart at Ole Miss or Will Levis for Kentucky leading their respective teams downfield for the winning drive?

If it’s Levis I like Kentucky’s chances solely based on a more rounded play both getting it to his receivers and a solid running game.

Kentucky also welcomes back Chris Rodriguez back for the first time this season and he surely is looking to make an instant impact in the backfield. He brings a career of 2,740 yards rushing to the Kentucky offense that has surely missed him.

Kentucky football vs Ole Miss Injury report

Outside linebacker JJ Weaver suffered an upper-body injury two weeks ago and is listed week-to-week but is doubtful for today’s game. He is expected back next week.

Kentucky has running back JuThan McClain back which should bolster the running game.

Kentucky football vs Ole Miss Weather

The weather in Oxford could not be more perfect on the first day of October, especially with an 11 am CDT kickoff. For those doing a little breakfast tailgating in The Grove before kickoff, the temperature at 7 am sunrise is a chilly 47 degrees but will warm quickly. By kickoff expect plenty of sunshine and 68 degrees.

Look for temperatures to be closing in on 75 degrees as the game hits the fourth quarter. Winds could play a factor expected to stay about 9 mph throughout. For up-to-date hour-by-hour conditions, you can follow along here.

Kentucky football vs Ole Miss Odds and Betting Pick Week 5

Current odds have Kentucky as a 26.5-point favorite on Fanduel today a line that has stayed consistent all week. The matchup has an over/under of 54.5 points. The Moneyline has Kentucky +210 and the Rebels -260.

So what is our prediction?

Final score – Kentucky 38, Ole Miss 35

What Channel is the Kentucky Football Game On Week 5

The Kentucky game today will be broadcast on ESPN

The kickoff is set for Noon EST.

Play-by-Play: Sean McDonough

Analyst: Todd Blackledge

Kentucky versus Ole Miss Live Stream

FuboTV is an excellent option for fans in need of streaming options. And if it is your first time trying FuboTV, you are in luck, as they are currently offering a seven-day free trial for new users.

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 check your local stations or you can always listen online at

Kentucky’s Next Game and Schedule

Kentucky’s next game will be in Week 6 on Saturday, October 8 with the Wildcats hosting South Carolina in Lexington with kickoff at 7:30 pm EST on the SEC Network.  Here’s a look at their next four games.

Week 7  Oct. 15 Mississippi State TBD

Week 8  Oct. 22 BYE

Week 9  Oct. 29 @Tennessee TBD

Week 10 Nov. @Missouri TBD

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