Courtesy UK Athletics

Kentucky now knows its 2020 football schedule, after the slate was released by the Southeastern Conference on Monday night.

The Cats will travel to Jordan-Hare Stadium to face Auburn in the season opener on Sept. 26. Kentucky has not opened its season against an SEC foe since 1960, when the Cats met Georgia Tech, which was a member of the conference at that time.

Kentucky’s home opener will be the following Saturday, Oct. 3, as the Cats host Ole Miss at Kroger Field.

Kentucky hosts Mississippi State at Kroger Field on Oct. 10 before visiting Neyland Stadium to face Tennessee on Oct. 17.

Kentucky then hosts Georgia on Oct. 24 before visiting Missouri in Columbia on Halloween, Oct. 31. Kentucky’s open date is the following week, Nov. 7.

The Cats resume play on Nov. 14 by hosting Vanderbilt at Kroger Field. Kentucky next faces road tests at Alabama (Nov. 21) and Florida (Nov. 28).

The season finale will be on Dec. 5 at home against South Carolina, which will be Senior Day.

In all, the Cats will host five games and have five road games, as the Southeastern Conference plays a 10-game, conference-only schedule this season due to restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.


With the release of the 2020 UK football schedule, UK Athletics notes that stadium capacity will be greatly reduced due to local and state restrictions related to public health. Information about stadium capacity, ticketing, parking, tailgating and safety protocols will be released as it becomes available. That information will also be subject to change, due to state and local government and university regulations.

Our expectations at this point include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical distancing will require Kroger Field to have a greatly reduced capacity
  • Parking lots are anticipated to open three hours prior to kickoff
  • Guidelines for tailgating, to the extent it is possible under public health regulations, are being established
  • Gates are anticipated to open two hours prior to kickoff


Here is the full schedule:

Sept. 26                at Auburn

Oct. 3                    OLE MISS

Oct. 10                  MISSISSIPPI STATE

Oct. 17                  at Tennessee

Oct. 24                  GEORGIA

Oct. 31                  at Missouri

Nov. 7                   OPEN

Nov. 14                 VANDERBILT

Nov. 21                 at Alabama

Nov. 28                 at Florida

Dec. 5                    SOUTH CAROLINA (Senior Day)

*Home games in ALL CAPS

For more information on the UK football team, visit ukathletics.com/football and follow the team on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

‑ GO CATS –

For more information, contact:

Tim Letcher

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