Auburn to open at Kentucky with win

Auburn will open its season with a 31-24 victory at Kentucky on Saturday.

The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 SEC) will play at home against the Wildcats (7 -0, 0-1) on Saturday afternoon.

The game is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

EST (1630 GMT). 

The first half is slated to start around 8 p.o.m EST (2300 GMT).

The SEC Network will broadcast the game live from Lexington.

Auburn’s win over Kentucky marks the Tigers first SEC road win since a 34-14 win at Georgia on Dec. 6.

Auburn’s first win of the season is also the first for the Tigers since beating Texas A&M on Jan. 12, 2018. 

The win over Texas A+M marks the first time Auburn has won four straight SEC games since the 2008 season.AUBURN has won nine of 11 SEC road games, including five in a row.

The last time Auburn faced a ranked opponent was a 30-7 loss to Vanderbilt on Dec, 14, 2017.

The Bulldogs have scored 24 touchdowns and forced 13 turnovers in their last five games.

The loss to Georgia was Auburn’s sixth in a nine-game losing streak. 

Kentucky has allowed the fewest points per game in the SEC, allowing 4.5 per contest. 

In addition to the two-game winning streak, Kentucky has scored in double figures in four straight games, the first Wildcats team to do so since 2010. 

On Dec. 20, 2017, the Wildcats won their third straight SEC game, this time against Ole Miss. 

Tennessee has not scored more than 38 points in a contest since Feb. 28, 2010, and has scored at least 20 points in each of its last three games.

Kentucky, which has averaged 42.9 points per contest, is averaging 31.4 per contest in conference play. 

It has scored an average of 24.8 points per SEC game since the beginning of the year.