Kentucky loses in Tuscaloosa


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Kentuckys matchup with Alabama went kind of how you imagined it would've went, Saturday night down in Roll Tide country.


The Wildcats were 31-point underdogs coming into Week 9 of the season, but it didn't seem that way for most of the first quarter as they held their own. They limited the No.1 team in the nation to just 7 points, while Kentucky had the opportunity to be down one point before a missed field goal opportunity. Alabama was allowed only 79 total yards of offense while Kentucky scrapped together 121 of them.


They seemed to be challenging the Saban dynasty going into the second quarter, with the score at 7-3 with 10:14 left in the half. In a blink of an eye, Alabama piled onto the scoreboard taking a 28-3 lead just less than a minute before halftime.


A disastrous (and somewhat expected) downfall for Mark Stoops team had finally came along. Alabama found themselves with 264 total yards of offense on just 9:20 minutes of possession time.


HALFTIME


Kentucky came out of the half pretty much writing the L in the result column, as they just still couldn't find anything going. Terry throw a pick six which was taken back for another Bama score, in which Mark Stoops made the call and threw Joey Gatewood in at quarterback.


After three straight three-and-outs by Gatewood, and a 39 point deficit, I'm not gonna lie, I was attempted to quit watching. Just a miserable evening that had little hope to begin with, as the Wildcats got dismantled by the No.1 Alabama and Heisman candidate (and once Kentucky commit) Mac Jones.


Nearing the fourth quarter, Kentucky decided it was time to bring in Lexington Catholic star Beau Allen in at quarterback. His first two snaps were a quick welcome to major SEC football as he was sacked on both of them.


The rest is history that I'm sure you don't care about as Alabama just racked up the score and Kentucky lost by a number above 50. If you want to torture yourself you can look up the official score on your own.


Kentucky now goes to 3-5 on the season, heading to Gainesville next Saturday for another challenging game.

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