Saturday, October 4, 2008

Alabama 17, Kentucky 14

Glen Coffee ran for 218 yards and a touchdown, and linebacker Rolando McClain turned a fumble recovery into another touchdown as No. 2 Alabama beat the previously undefeated Kentucky Wildcats in Tuscaloosa.

The Crimson Tide (now 5-and-0) simply couldn't get their passing game to click, as Kentucky brought heavy pressure on QB John Parker Wilson, who was sacked twice in the first half and threw an interception on 'Bama's first possession of the second half. Wilson finished the game 7-of-17 for 106 yards.

Perhaps Alabama was let down slightly after last week's big game against Georgia. On the other hand, perhaps Kentucky spent the week watching game film of the second half of the Georgia game, when the Bulldogs outscored the Tide 30-10.

Now that they're nationally ranked, Nick Saban's team will have to take it up a notch or two, as every opponent they face will be fired up and looking to score an upset. Next week, the Tide hosts Ole Miss, which just last week defeated Florida, which had been ranked No. 4.

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