| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 | CHATTANOOGA MOCS VS. KENTUCKY WILDCATS

The Chattanooga Mocs and the Kentucky Wildcats will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Kroger Field.

Kentucky won its last outing, a 35-28 result against Tigers on September 11. Kentucky covered in that game as a -5.5-point favorite, while the 63 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Kentucky:

Team record: 2-0 SU,2-0 ATS

Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky's last 7 games

Kentucky is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games at home

Next up:

Kentucky at South Carolina Saturday, September 25

The Chattanooga Mocs have won three of their last four road games. Drayton Arnold is completing 42.3 percent of his passes for 130 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Reginald Henderson and Tyron Arnett have combined for 134 receiving yards and one touchdown while Chris James has two receptions. The Chattanooga Mocs ground game is averaging 146.5 yards per contest, and Ailym Ford leads the way with 172 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Chattanooga is allowing 15 points and 269 yards per game. Brandon Dowdell leads the Chattanooga Mocs with 10 tackles, Quay Wiggles has 1.5 sacks and Rashun Freeman has one pass deflection.

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Drayton Arnold has passed 128 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions while the leading rusher is Ailym Ford with 172 yards and three touchdowns. Reginald Harrison is the leading receiver with 89 yards and one touchdown reception. The Mocs do not have any running back with over 100 yards rushing or wide receivers with over 100 yards receiving through two games.

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The Mocs have only converted 7 of 28 third-down conversions while allowing nine sacks. I’d say this will be Kentucky defensive coach Brad White’s opportunity to blitz, blitz, and more blitz and finally, get his defense into an opponent’s backfield. Something they couldn’t do against Mizzou. Kentucky needs sacks in the worst way. It took nearly three full quarters to record one on Saturday.

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KEY INJURIES

KENTUCKY

Reuben RJ Adams G Poss. Suspension

Ques Sat

(09/13/2021)

Adams has missed the last two games due to a potential suspension for an off-field incident, and it is unclear if he will suit up against Chattanooga on Saturday.

Dodson DB Groin

Ques Sat

(09/13/2021)

Dodson was held out of the previous game with a groin issue, and it is up in the air if he will be available for Saturday's showdown with Chattanooga.

Jackson LB Achilles

out for season

(08/17/2021)

Jackson will miss the entire 2021 season due to an Achilles tear.

McClain RB Poss. Suspension

Ques Sat

(09/13/2021)

McClain has sat out the previous two games due to potential suspension for an off-field incident, and it remains to be seen if he will be active for Saturday's clash versus Chattanooga.

Phillips DB Poss. Suspension

Ques Sat

(09/13/2021)

Phillips has missed the previous two games due to possible suspension for his role in an off-field issue, leaving his status for Saturday's clash versus Chattanooga hazy.

Sanders IVWR Poss. Suspension

Ques Sat

(09/13/2021)

Sanders IV has missed the previous two contests while looking at a potential suspension for his role in an off-field incident, and it is undetermined if he will take the field against Chattanooga on Saturday.

Thomas Jr.WRKnee

out for season

(08/17/2021)

Thomas Jr. suffered a tear in his ACL, and he will miss the 2021 season.

Tisdale S Poss. Suspension

Ques Sat

(09/13/2021)

Tisdale has sat out the last two games while in line for a suspension due to an off-field incident, and it has yet to be established if he will be available against Chattanooga on Saturday.

UpshawTEUndisclosed

out for season

(08/17/2021)

Upshaw is expected to miss the entire 2021 season with an unspecified ailment.

WilliamsDBPoss. Suspension

Ques Sat

(09/13/2021)

Williams has missed the last two contests due to facing a possible suspension due to his participation in an off-field incident, and it is unknown if he will line up for Saturday's showdown against Chattanooga.

TEAM LAST 5 GAMES