It’s not the kind of New Year’s Six Bowl game Kentucky Football wanted before the season started. Also, there will be no Wildcats starting quarterbacks or running backs.
But the Wildcats (7-5) will face familiar opponent Iowa at noon on Saturday at the Music City Bowl. That’s right, the Hawkeyes (7-5), opponents in last year’s Citrus Bowl.
This year’s reunion is less spiced as the two programs meet for the second time. But Cats fans can see some of the potential big names in the year ahead sitting in the NFL Draft prep, including Will Levis and Chris Rodriguez.
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Here’s what you need to know to watch, hear, and follow as Mark Stoops and Kentucky take on Kirk Ferenc and the Hawkeyes.
What time is the Kentucky Football vs. Iowa game?
when: noon, saturday
where: Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tennessee)
What TV channel is the Music City Bowl on?
Matt Barrie (play-by-play), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Harry Lyles Jr. (sideline) on ABC (Louisville: Channel 11, Spectrum 4, Dish 11, DirecTV 11, AT&T U-Verse 11; Lexington: Channel 36, Spectrum 10, Dish 36, DirecTV 36, AT&T U-Bath 36).
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How to stream the Kentucky Wildcats vs. Iowa Hawkeyes football at the Music City Bowl
The game is available to stream on Watch ESPN with an ESPN+ subscription, or by signing up for a one-week free trial. Eligible subscribers can also stream the game on Hulu Live.
How to Listen to Kentucky Football at Music City Bowl
Tom Leach (play-by-play), Jeff Piecoro and Dick Gabriel (analyst) will call the game on the UK Sports Network (WHAS 840-AM in Louisville, WLAP 630 in Lexington).
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Kentucky Football vs. Iowa Series History
Kentucky beat the Hawkeyes 20-17 in last year’s Citrus Bowl to lead the series 1-0. Wildcats quarterback Will Levis had 233 yards and a touchdown on 17 of 28 passes, present-day New York. He hit 10 times. Running back Chris Rodriguez, who reached 100 yards in the game, scored the game-winning touchdown from 6 yards out with 1:48 left.
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