LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bobby Petrino and Mark Stoops now know what time their coaching chapters will begin at Western Kentucky and Kentucky respectively.
Kickoff for the Aug. 31 season opener for both schools is 7 p.m. at Nashville's LP Field.
Petrino, who previously coached Louisville, Arkansas and the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, starts anew with a Hilltoppers team coming off an appearance in the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl, its first as a FBS school. Stoops will begin his head coaching career trying to lift the Wildcats from a 2-10 finish in 2012.
The game marks the second Nashville meeting between the Hilltoppers and Wildcats in three seasons. Kentucky won 14-3 at LP Field in 2011 and looks to avenge last year's 32-31 overtime home loss to WKU at Commonwealth Stadium.