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Kentucky has never won a football game at Alabama

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A win over the No. 1 team in the country by Mark Stoops’ team on Saturday would mean many different things for the Kentucky football program. From an historic perspective, it would accomplish something no other team has done before.

Since Kentucky first traveled to Tuscaloosa to play Alabama in football, a 16-8 loss to Wallace Wade’s team in 1923, the Wildcats have never defeated the Crimson Tide on their home turf.

Alabama is 37-2-1 against Kentucky, with a 21-0-1 record against the Cats in the state of Alabama. Since World War II only two games in Alabama have been decided by ten points or less. Rich Brooks’ 2003 team fell 27-17 and in 2008 the Wildcats lost 17-14 in Nick Saban’s second season at the helm.

Instead of entirely looking back at the losses, let’s enjoy Kentucky’s one victory over Alabama in the modern era of college football, a 40-34 overtime victory in 1997 over the No. 20 Crimson Tide at Commonwealth Stadium that featured John Schlarman on the offensive line, a scoop and score by defensive line coach Anwar Stewart and the famous “Couch to Yeast” game-winning touchdown.

Kentucky has defeated top-ranked teams before, most recently upsetting No. 1 LSU in a memorable three overtime victory in 2007. The Wildcats are 3-13 against No. 1 teams, with the first against Oklahoma in the 1950 Sugar Bowl, followed by a win at Ole Miss in 1964.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

11 Comments for Kentucky has never won a football game at Alabama



  1. VMI1957
    2:24 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Won’t even be close 56-10 ‘Bama wins…..unless the defense plays out of their minds then the end result may be different.



    • Bluehender
      2:27 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Is that you Cahill? Slater? I’m sure you are really excited about the possibilities of this game. Good for you. I hope it makes your weekend..



    • CahillsCrossingNT
      6:45 am November 21, 2020 Permalink

      Nope. I predict Alabama 63-7, and that just depends on how motivated Alabama is. If they aren’t then the Tide may win by only 30.



  2. U22JBK
    3:38 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Easiest cover of the season. 45-20, Alabama.



  3. Rick_S
    3:40 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Never won at Bama, the streak will continue..48-10 Bama



  4. HackRichards
    4:57 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    21-20 Cats



  5. Thank You Coach Stoops
    6:11 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Never tell me the odds!



  6. east-ky-boy
    6:47 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    IF we was to pull off a miracle….just for kicks and giggles…imagine saying we won at Knoxville and bama in the same year?



  7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    7:29 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    If I’m not mistaken, Stewart had a blocked FG fall into his hands. When you say scoop and score that denotes picking up a loose ball (which technically that was). I only point that out because it was such an exciting play for it to happen like it did. I forgot who got the block.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      7:31 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Yep, I just watched the highlights. What an exciting win for the Cats!



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      7:34 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Again, it wasn’t to be nitpicky.