Kickoff time for Vols Week 4 home game vs. Kentucky announced

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    (Photo courtesy of Tennessee Athletics Communications)

    Tennessee’s Week 4 home game against Kentucky will kickoff at 12 p.m. ET, the SEC announced Monday afternoon. The game will be televised on ESPN or the SEC Network.

    Kentucky (0-2) is coming off of a 42-41 overtime loss to Ole Miss on Saturday in Lexington. The Wildcats have now lost two games in a row to begin the season. Kentucky lost to Auburn 29-13 in the season-opener.

    The Wildcats entered the season with a ton of hype surrounding their program and have not lived up to raised expectations to this point. Kentucky’s offense ranks fifth in the SEC, but its defense has failed them to this point. The Wildcats’ defense has allowed 35.5 points per game, 12th-most in the SEC.

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    No. 14 Tennessee is coming off of a 31-27 win over South Carolina to begin the season, and a 35-12 win over Missouri this past weekend to begin the season 2-0.

    Tennessee won last year’s matchup with Kentucky 17-13 after coming back from a 13-0 deficit. Brian Maurer started at quarterback for the Vols, but Jarrett Guarantano came off the bench and led Tennessee to a win. Guarantano was 7-of-8 passing for 115 yards, two touchdowns and didn’t throw an interception.

    The Vols are 53–14–3 all-time against Kentucky, including a streak of 26 straight victories from 1985 to 2010. Tennessee has won two straight, and eight out of the last 10.