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08-27-2016 MFB Practice Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Photo by Kent Gidley 08-27-2016 MFB Practice Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Photo by Kent Gidley

The Oct. 1 matchup will be the Tide’s SEC home opener

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Kickoff for the Oct. 1 matchup between Alabama and Kentucky is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT on ESPN, the SEC office announced on Monday morning.

The Crimson Tide and Wildcats will meet for the 40th time in program history, with Alabama owning the 36-2-1 all-time advantage in the series, including a perfect 9-0 mark in Tuscaloosa. Head coach Nick Saban is 6-0 all-time against UK, including a 3-0 mark at both LSU and Alabama.