Alabama and Kentucky met for the 39th time tonight in an Alabama-dominated series of 35-2-1.
Both Alabama and Kentucky had three possessions each in the first quarter of the game, highlighted by two Alabama turn-overs deep in Kentucky territory. While the Tide had 159 offensive yards, the Wildcats were limited to 30.
Two minutes into the second quarter Cade Foster's 25-yard field goal put Alabama's first points on the scoreboard.
Nearly halfway through the second quarter Kenyan Drake rushed one yard for an Alabama touchdown after a 42-yard reception by Kevin Norwood, to make the score 10-0, Bama.
Alabama scored again as T. J. Yeldon ran 24 yards for a TD and Foster's extra point made the score 17-0 Alabama.
Then, with 24 seconds left in the half, Drake leapt for 1 yard over the goal for another Tide touchdown. At half-time, 24-0 Bama.
Going into the half time Coach Nick Saban said, "We've dominated the game, but turned the ball over. We dropped the first third down of the game. It was going to be a big play, then we drive down into the red zone twice and turn it over. They still haven't really stopped us, but we did finish off the last couple of drives. We just can't turn the ball over, but we'll get it right."
Four minutes into the second half Yeldon got his second touchdown of the game on a 3 years run, putting Alabama up 30-0. Foster's extra point made it 31-0.
Half way through the third quarter Kentucky scored on a 30-yard pass from Maxwell Smith to Javess Blue. The extra point was good and the score was 31-7 Bama.
With 1:10 left in the third, Bama managed a 20-yard field goal by Foster to make the score 34-7 at the end of the quarter.
Five minutes into the final quarter McCarron completed a 20 yard pass to Kevin Norwood for another score and the EP was good. Bama is up 41-7.
With 1:41 on the clock Altee Tenpenny rushed 7 yards for the final Alabama touchdown of the game. The final score, Alabama 48, Kentucky 7.
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Here is the game information from the University of Alabama Athletic Department:
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