Alabama vs. Kentucky: Game Preview With TV Schedule

By Connor Muldowney
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Heading into week seven, people are starting to see just how good the Alabama Crimson Tide really are, just rolling over anyone who stands in their way. However, there are still some people who haven’t put too much stock in the Crimson Tide because of their relatively easy schedule besides the Texas A&M Aggies.

On the other side of the field, the Kentucky Wildcats have put up a solid fight in nearly every game this season, but a 1-4 record isn’t going to cut it in the SEC this season — or any season for that matter.

Alabama has relied heavily on the arm of AJ McCarron and the senior quarterback hasn’t disappointed. In fact, he is an early-season favorite to contend for the Heisman and many people have considered him the best quarterback in the SEC right now. He has completed over 75 percent of his passes for 1,048 yards and 10 touchdowns for the unbeaten Crimson Tide. T.J. Yeldon, as predicted, has led the rushing attack for the Tide, carrying the ball 72 times for 445 yards and four touchdowns.

The Kentucky Wildcats have yet to settle a quarterback controversy as Jalen Whitlow and Maxwell Smith look to lead an unsuccessful dual-quarterback situation. The two combined for the 71st-ranked passing offense in the nation. Whitlow is, however, leading the team in rushing with 238 yards and three touchdowns. There’s not much else about this offense that is note-worthy.

Defensively, the Crimson Tide are one of the best units in the nation. Allowing just 299 yards and 12.2 points per game make them a top-10 unit. Kentucky allows 391.2 yards and 25.6 points per game which isn’t terrible considering the talent of teams it has played thus far in 2013.

Alabama will travel to Kentucky to take on the Wildcats at 7 p.m. EST on Saturday, Oct. 12. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN 2.

PREDICTION: Alabama 38, Kentucky 10

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