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Kentucky - Mississippi State Game Moved To Thursday Night

Posted: Mar 5, 2013 10:14 AM

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SEC officials announced Tuesday that the Kentucky at Mississippi State football game has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 24.

The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. and ESPN will televise it live.

This will mark UK's seventh appearance on a Thursday night game televised on an ESPN affiliate. All of the games have been played on the road.

On Sept. 23, 1993, Kentucky scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to notch a come-from-behind 21-17 win at South Carolina. Randy Wyatt scored on a 64-yard run with 11:47 to play and Michael Woodfork put the Wildcats ahead with a one-yard plunge with 4:55 left. The Wildcat defense stopped USC's final two possessions on a fumble recovery and an interception in the end zone. The win was viewed as a turning point of the season as the Wildcats eventually advanced to the 1993 Peach Bowl.

Sept. 29, 1994, Auburn took control early in defeating the Wildcats, 44-14, at Auburn.

Nov. 4, 1999, Mississippi State kicker Scott Westerfield nailed a 45-yard field goal with five seconds remaining to give the Bulldogs a 23-22 win in Starkville. It was a heartbreaking loss for the Wildcats, who were one win away from bowl eligibility and also missed a chance to upset the undefeated Bulldogs. UK bounced back, however, with a win at Vanderbilt that sent the Cats to the Music City Bowl.

Oct. 9, 2003, Kentucky trailed 27-7 in the fourth quarter at South Carolina. Shane Boyd, subbing for the injured Jared Lorenzen, led two touchdown drives to pull within 27-21. The Cats got the ball back late in the game but South Carolina held on for the win.

Oct. 4, 2007, in a matchup of top-20 teams, host South Carolina bested Kentucky, 38-23, handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season. UK recovered in its next game and dispatched No. 1-ranked LSU.

Sept. 1, 2011, Kentucky opened the season with a 14-3 win against WKU at Nashville's LP Field. The Wildcat defense allowed only a field goal, while Josh Clemens ran for a 14-yard touchdown and Morgan Newton threw a 31-yard TD pass to La'Rod King.

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