The Kentucky Wildcats will now know their final two opponents for the 2020 season as Southeastern Conference announced the two additional pairings for each school as the conference prepares for a 10-game conference play only slate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead of facing Louisville, Eastern Michigan, Eastern Illinois and Kent State, Kentucky will now pay a visit to Tuscaloosa to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide and play host to Lane Kiffin and the Ole Miss Rebels.

Kentucky last played Alabama in 2016, where they were defeated 34-6 in Tuscaloosa. All-time, UK is just 2-37-1 against the Tide with their last victory being a 40-34 overtime victory at Commonwealth Stadium in 1997. 

Since head coach Nick Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007, Alabama has won five national championships, played in seven national championship games and won seven SEC titles.

The Wildcats last matchup with Ole Miss came in 2017 when the Rebels defeated UK 37-34 in Lexington. All-time, Kentucky trails the series between the two programs 14-27-1 with the last Cats victory coming in 2011. 

Ole Miss has not been to a bowl game since winning the 2015 Sugar Bowl but enter 2020 with high expectations as they begin the Kiffin era. 

Kiffin last coached against Kentucky in 2009 when he was leading the Tennessee Volunteers and led the Vols to a 30-24 victory that kept UK from a potential Outback Bowl bid.

No dates have been set for any games, but Kentucky’s 2020 opponents are now set:

Home: 

Georgia 

Mississippi State

Ole Miss

South Carolina

Vanderbilt 

Away: 

Alabama

Auburn

Florida

Missouri

Tennessee 

 

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