The University of Kentucky football team defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies, 31-23, at Kroger Field in Lexington on Saturday night in a game pitting a Southeastern Conference school against a Mid-American Conference opponent.
The eighth-ranked Wildcats are now 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Southeastern Conference. Northern Illinois, voted the preseason favorite in the MAC, fell to 1-3 and 0-0.
Kentucky returns to action Saturday, Oct. 1 at noon Eastern time (ESPN) when it visits Ole Miss at Oxford, Mississippi.
No. 8 Kentucky at No. 16 Mississippi
When: Oct. 1, Noon
Radio: WLAP-AM 630, WBUL-FM 98.1
Records: Kentucky 4-0 (1-0 SEC), Mississippi 4-0 (0-0)
Series: Mississippi leads 29-14-1.
Last meeting: Mississippi won 42-41 in overtime on Oct. 3, 2020, in Lexington.