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Florida vs. Kentucky kickoff set for night; Florida vs. Vanderbilt for noon

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Game times for the Gators’ next two outings have been announced.

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It was announced yesterday that the Florida Gators’ away match-up this week with the Kentucky Wildcats will take place at 7:30 p.m., and announced today that the Gators’ next home game, against the Vanderbilt Commodores, will take place at noon.

This Saturday, September 23, we’ll see Florida in Lexington under the lights of Kroger Field (yes, that is really its name - it was changed from Commonwealth Stadium as part of a partnership with the grocery chain). The Gators will be going for win No. 31 over the Wildcats - as you all very well know, Florida has won their last 30 meetings with Kentucky.

The UF vs. UK contest will air at 7:30 p.m. and be broadcast by the SEC Network.

Kentucky is undefeated so far in this very young season, having prevailed over Southern Miss and Eastern Kentucky before defeating South Carolina for the fourth year in a row last weekend. The Wildcats are sure to be feisty when they get another shot at home to snap their streak with the Gators.

Florida returns home next weekend to meet the Commodores in The Swamp on September 30. That game will occur at noon and will air on ESPN.

This will mark only Florida’s second game in Gainesville this season - given their cancellation of the Northern Colorado match-up - and will serve as their first nooner. The Gators will have to continue waiting for a night kick to break in those new stadium light features.

Vanderbilt also has no marks in the loss column thus far this season. The ‘Dores opened with a win at Middle Tennessee, romped over Alabama A&M, and triumphed over a then-ranked Kansas State last Saturday in a defensive struggle. This week, before facing the Gators, Vandy gets to play the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide at home.