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Miami (OH) at 20 Kentucky: Time, Channel, Announcers, Preview

By Matt Smith
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Miami (OH) at (20) Kentucky: Time, Channel, Announcers, Preview

Miami (OH) at (20) Kentucky, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+)

Announcers: Mike Morgan and Tom Ramsey

Series History: Kentucky leads 8-4-1

Last Meeting: 2013 – Kentucky 41, Miami (OH) 7

Line: Kentucky -16

Over/Under: 52.5

The Wildcats will tune up for next week’s trip to Florida with the preseason pick to win the MAC East. The Redhawks return 25-game starting quarterback Brett Gabbert (Blaine’s brother) and sport one of the MAC’s best receivers in aptly-named Mac Hippenhammer. Kentucky should be well aware of Miami (OH) taking a nine-win Minnesota team to the wire a year ago. Kentucky is always good for one poor performance each year in a buy game. With running back Chris Rodriguez out and some key offensive line changes, this feels like that game for 2022. It will be well into the second half before Kentucky can turn its attention to Florida.

Prediction: Kentucky 30, Miami (OH) 17

Matt Smith - Matt is a 2007 graduate of Notre Dame and has spent most of his life pondering why most people in the Mid-Atlantic actually think there are more important things than college football. He has blogged for College Football News, covering both national news as well as Notre Dame and the service academies. He credits Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel for his love of college football and tailgating at Florida, Tennessee, and Auburn for his love of sundresses. Matt covers the ACC as well as the national scene.