SEC Football Preview: LSU at Kentucky

Kentucky-LSU football game preview

LSU visits Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington. previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results


Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 UCLA L 27-38 Away
09/11 McNeese St W 34-7 Home
09/18 Central Mich W 49-21 Home
09/25 Miss State W 28-25 Away
10/02 Auburn L 19-24 Home
10/09 Kentucky 7:30 pm Away
10/16 Florida 1:00 pm Home
10/23 Mississippi 1:00 pm Away
11/06 Alabama 1:00 pm Away
11/13 Arkansas 12:00 pm Home
11/20 LA Monroe 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Texas A&#0#038;M 12:00 pm Home


Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 LA Monroe W 45-10 Home
09/11 Missouri W 35-28 Home
09/18 Chattanooga W 28-23 Home
09/25 S Carolina W 16-10 Away
10/02 Florida W 20-13 Home
10/09 LSU 7:30 pm Home
10/16 Georgia 1:00 pm Away
10/30 Miss State 1:00 pm Away
11/06 Tennessee 1:00 pm Home
11/13 Vanderbilt 12:00 pm Away
11/20 N Mex State 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Louisville 12:00 pm Away

College Football Ratings

Rating LSU Kentucky
ESPN FPI 30 44
Sagarin 26 20
Massey Composite 39 17
PiRate Ratings 22 34

Key Stats

Stat LSU Kentucky
Points 31.4 28.8
Points Allowed 23.0 16.8
Total YDS 373.6 399.2
Pass YDS 303.0 208.2
Rush YDS 70.6 191.0
Total YDS Allowed 367.0 284.4
Pass YDS Allowed 248.0 180.2
Rush YDS Allowed 119.0 104.2
3rd Down Conv.% 37.50 47.27
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 46.34 39.19
Turnover margin 0.40 -1.80

Players to Watch


WR Kayshon Boutte, OL Ed Ingram, OG Chasen Hines, C Liam Shanahan, OL Austin Deculus, LB Damone Clark, DL Ali Gaye, DB Elias Ricks, DB Derek Stingley Jr., DE Andre Anthony, PK Cade York.


RB Chris Rodriguez Jr., WR Josh Ali, TE Keaton Upshaw, OL Darian Kinnard, OL Luke Fortner, DL Josh Paschal, LB Jacquez Jones, LB DeAndre Square, LB Jordan Wright, DB Yusuf Corker, QB Will Levis.



[OL] 10/02/2021 – Austin Deculus is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Shoulder)
[RB] 10/02/2021 – Tre Bradford is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Eligibility)
[CB] 10/02/2021 – Derek Stingley Jr. is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Foot)
[WR] 10/02/2021 – Koy Moore is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Undisclosed)
[LB] 09/20/2021 – Andre Anthony is out for season (Knee)
[WR] 09/23/2021 – Chris Hilton Jr. is out indefinitely (Undisclosed)
[RB] 09/13/2021 – John Emery Jr. is out for season (Academics)
[DE] 08/14/2021 – Glen Logan is out indefinitely (Foot)
(!)[QB] 08/02/2021 – Myles Brennan is out indefinitely (Arm)


[WR] 09/30/2021 – Dekel Crowdus is out indefinitely (Undisclosed)
[WR] 10/03/2021 – Josh Ali injured last game, is “?” Saturday vs LSU (Knee)


LSU vs. Kentucky Football Series History

LSU leads 40-16-1


This is one of the better matchups of the weekend. Two very different teams meet in Lexington. Kentucky can improve to 4-0 in the SEC with a win. LSU is fighting to stay above .500 in its overall record. Kentucky’s not flashy, they don’t have a bunch of speedster 5-star players but they have tough players and strong offensive and defensive lines. Kentucky is on a roll right now while LSU is realizing that the 2019 national title (one they may lose) is a distant memory.

Our Preseason Prediction

LSU 30, Kentucky 21

Game Week Prediction

Kentucky 28, LSU 20

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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