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Kentucky Cornerback Westry Named SEC Freshman Of The Week; UK-Missouri Game To Kick Off in Primetime


LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After a game-clinching interception late in the fourth quarter to lead Kentucky to its first win at South Carolina in 16 years, cornerback Chris Westry (pictured) has been tabbed Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Monday, Sept. 14.


A native of Orange Park, Fla., Westry’s big performance was highlighted by the interception to clinch the game – his first career pick off. The 6-foot-4 corner added his first career sack in the second quarter, forcing the Gamecocks to punt. In the third quarter, Westry had a pair of big plays, including a quarterback hurry to thwart a USC drive, and then recording a key pass breakup in the end zone on a fade route to force a field-goal attempt. Kentucky (2-0) will return to action on Saturday, hosting Florida at 7:30 p.m. ET at The New Commonwealth Stadium. The game will be televised live on the SEC Network and will be broadcast on the UK Radio Network.

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The UK-Missouri contest in Lexington on Sept. 26 will be played in primetime. The kickoff time will be announced after the September 19 games. Here are SEC television selections for Sept. 26.

SEC NETWORK Noon ET Southern at Georgia ESPNU or ESPN2* Noon ET Central Florida at South Carolina ABC or ESPN* Noon ET LSU at Syracuse CBS 3:30 ET Tennessee at Florida SEC NETWORK 4:00 ET La. Monroe at Alabama ESPNU 7:00 ET Vanderbilt at Ole Miss ESPN ** 7:00 ET Texas A&M vs. Arkansas or Miss. State at Auburn or Missouri at Kentucky ESPN2** 7:30 ET Texas A&M vs. Arkansas or Miss. State at Auburn or Missouri at Kentucky SEC NETWORK** 7:30 ET Texas A&M vs. Arkansas or Miss. State at Auburn or Missouri at Kentucky

* Network will be determined after the conclusion of games of Sept. 19.

** Network and Time will be determined after the conclusion of games of Sept. 19.

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