GameDay: LSU vs. Kentucky, 11:30 a.m. CST
LEXINGTON, Ky. — After getting an extra week to mend its physical, emotional and mental pains, the LSU football team returns to action on Saturday against Kentucky in a pivotal Southeastern Conference matchup beginning at 11:30 a.m. CST.
Because of Jefferson Pilot Sports television, the game will have a matutinal beginning uncharacteristic of November football games at the University of Kentucky.
Live streaming audio of the LSU pregame show with “The Voice of the Tigers” Jim Hawthorne, analyst Doug Moreau, sideline reporter Jordy Hultberg and studio host Kevin Ford begins at 10 a.m. CST right here on LSUsports.net. Click on the “Audio” link beneath “Upcoming Events” on the LSUsports.net homepage to listen worldwide using Windows Media Player.
LSU (6-2, 3-1 SEC) had an open date on Nov. 2, one week after returning from “The Plains” with a 31-7 loss to Auburn. The Tigers sit atop the SEC Western Division standings and control their own destiny, with Auburn looming in second place with a 4-2 record.
Kentucky (6-3, 2-3 SEC), which is ineligible for the SEC title and postseason play this season, was beaten in nearly every statistical category against Mississippi State last weekend, but defeated the hapless Bulldogs, 45-24, in Starkville.
The Wildcats were out-rushed, 230-105, and only gained 266 yards of total offense. However, Mississippi State had five turnovers including four interceptions, one of which was returned 53 yards be Derrick Tatum for a touchdown.
Wide receiver/return specialist Derek Abney was the difference in the game, as the All-SEC junior returned two punts for touchdowns of 69 and 52 yards.
After the road trip to Kentucky, LSU returns to Baton Rouge for a pair of games in Tiger Stadium against Alabama and Ole Miss. LSU completes the regular season on Nov. 29 against Arkansas in Little Rock.