2018 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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2018 Kentucky Wildcats football
Kentucky Wildcats logo
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
2018 record 0–0 (0–0 SEC)
Head coach Mark Stoops (6th season)
Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran (3rd season)
Co-offensive coordinator Darin Hinshaw (3rd season)
Defensive coordinator Matt House (2nd; 3rd season)
Home stadium Kroger Field
(Capacity: 61,000)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Florida   0 0         0 0  
Georgia   0 0         0 0  
Kentucky   0 0         0 0  
Missouri   0 0         0 0  
South Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Tennessee   0 0         0 0  
Vanderbilt   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Alabama   0 0         0 0  
Arkansas   0 0         0 0  
Auburn   0 0         0 0  
LSU   0 0         0 0  
Mississippi State   0 0         0 0  
Ole Miss*   0 0         0 0  
Texas A&M   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 1, 2018
  • * – Ole Miss ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
As of June 17, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Kentucky Wildcats football team will represent the University of Kentucky in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wildcats will play their home games at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky and compete in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They will be led by sixth-year head coach Mark Stoops.

Offseason[edit]

Spring game[edit]

The spring game took place on April 13 at Kroger Field.

Date Time Spring Game Site TV Result Attendance
April 13 6:30 p.m. Blue vs. White Kroger FieldLexington, KY SEC Network Blue 45, White 32
36,090


2018 signing class[edit]

The 2018 football recruiting cycle was the first in which the NCAA authorized two signing periods for high school seniors in that sport; in addition to the traditional spring period starting with National Signing Day on February 7, 2018, a new early signing period was introduced, with the first such period falling from December 20–22, 2017.[1]

Notably, the Wildcats did not sign a single in-state player in their 2018 class—the first time this had happened since 1940.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result
September 1 3:30 p.m. Central Michigan* ESPNU
September 8 7:30 p.m. at Florida SECN
September 15 12:00 p.m. Murray State*
  • Kroger Field
  • Lexington, KY
SECN
September 22 Mississippi State
  • Kroger Field
  • Lexington, KY
September 29 South Carolina
  • Kroger Field
  • Lexington, KY
October 6 at Texas A&M
October 20 Vanderbilt
  • Kroger Field
  • Lexington, KY (Rivalry)
October 27 at Missouri
November 3 Georgia
  • Kroger Field
  • Lexington, KY
November 10 at Tennessee
November 17 Middle Tennessee*
  • Kroger Field
  • Lexington, KY
November 24 at Louisville*
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rittenberg, Adam (May 8, 2017). "Collegiate Commissioners Association approves early signing period for football". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ Roush, Nick (April 11, 2018). "Kentucky Could Lose Rare In-State Recruiting Opportunity". Kentucky Sports Radio. Retrieved April 13, 2018.