When the Mississippi State Bulldogs make the trip up to Lexington in under two weeks, the lights will be on and ready for another night game inside The Kroge.
With the kickoff time against South Carolina next weekend coming at 7:30 p.m., it will be the Cats fifth night game in seven outings this season as the SEC has just announced that MSU’s kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. as well.
In recent years, it has seemed that UK wins at home and State wins when they are at home, but not the other way around. In fact, the last time the away team has won in this series dates all the way back to 2014 when Mississippi State found the victory in Lexington, 45-31. In every game since then, excluding the 2016 matchup, each event has resulted in double digit wins for the home team.
As you may remember, it was a brutal loss in Starkville just last fall as the Cats got routed 31-17 behind Will Rogers SEC record-breaking performance in having 36 of his 39 passes caught, backed by 344 passing yards and a touchdown.
Fast forward to this past weekend, the Bulldogs have just entered the top twenty-five conversation after their win over the Aggies. Kentucky remains in the top fifteen after losing by three points to No. 14 Ole Miss on the road. Both teams still seem to be in great spots as their matchup gets a little closer.
If the trend continues as it has for almost the last decade, Kentucky is projected to find another win to add to their resume. Let’s see if they can get it done.