SEC Football Preview: Kentucky vs. UT-Martin

UT Martin and Kentucky logos

Kentucky faces UT-Martin on Saturday in Lexington. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Kentucky

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Toledo W 38-24
09/07/19 Eastern Mich. W 38-17
09/14/19 Florida L 21-29
09/21/19 @ Mississippi St. L 13-28
09/28/19 @ South Carolina L 7-24
10/12/19 Arkansas W 24-20
10/19/19 @ Georgia L 0-21
10/26/19 Missouri W 29-7
11/09/19 Tennessee L 13-17
11/16/19 @ Vanderbilt W 38-14
11/23/19 Tenn.-Martin
11/30/19 Louisville

UT-Martin

Date Opponent Result
08/29/19 Northwestern State W 42-20
09/07/19 @ Florida L 0-45
09/14/19 @ Southern Illinois L 14-28
09/28/19 Murray State W 40-7
10/05/19 @ Eastern Kentucky W 38-28
10/12/19 @ Tennessee Tech W 55-14
10/19/19 Eastern Illinois W 27-18
10/26/19 @ Southeast Missouri L 10-17
11/02/19 Jacksonville State W 22-17
11/09/19 @ Austin Peay L 24-38
11/16/19 Tennessee State W 28-17
11/23/19 @ Kentucky

ESPN FPI

Kentucky: 40

UT-Martin: NR, FCS

Key Stats

UTM
Team Averages
Kentucky
27.3
Points
22.1
22.6
Points Allowed
20.1
343.6
Total YDS
369.8
222.8
Pass YDS
138.4
120.8
Rush YDS
231.4
375.4
Total YDS Allowed
333.7
240.2
Pass YDS Allowed
174.7
135.2
Rush YDS Allowed
159.0
0.36
Turnover margin
-0.30
0.386
3rd Down Conv.
0.386
0.425
3rd Down Conv. DEF
0.393

Players to Watch

Kentucky

C Drake Jackson, OL Logan Stenburg, WR Lynn Bowden, LB Cash Daniel, LB Jamar Watson.

UT-Martin

QB John Bachus III, RB Jaimiee Bowe, WR Jaylon Moore, WR Terry Williams, DE Julian Crutchfield, LB Cecil Cherry.

Injuries

Kentucky

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/14/19 QB Nik Scalzo ACL is out for season
09/08/19 QB Terry Wilson Knee is out for season
08/30/19 S Davonte Robinson Quad is out for season
08/07/19 WR Isaiah Epps Foot is out indefinitely

UT-Martin

None reported.

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Kentucky has battled its way to the cusp of bowl eligibility riding a strong defense and running game. Give Mark Stoops credit for keeping his team’s spirits up and allowing adjustments that mitigated the loss of QB Terry Wilson. This is a game the Cats should win handily if they just keep doing what they’ve been doing.

Our Preseason Prediction

Kentucky 38, UT Martin 13

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Kentucky 27, UT-Martin 3

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). Watch on the SEC Network.

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