SEC Football Preview: Kentucky at Alabama

Alabama-Kentucky Preview

Kentucky faces Alabama on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

Kentucky

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Kentucky 13 Auburn 29
Oct. 3 Ole Miss 42 Kentucky 41
Oct. 10 Mississippi State 2 Kentucky 24
Oct. 17 Kentucky 34 Tennessee 7
Oct. 24 & Georgia Kentucky
Oct. 24 Kentucky 10 Missouri 20
Oct. 31 Georgia 14 Kentucky 3
Oct. 31 & Kentucky Missouri
Nov. 14 Vanderbilt 35 Kentucky 38
Nov. 21 Kentucky Alabama
Nov. 28 Kentucky Florida
Dec. 5 South Carolina Kentucky
$ Game postponed
& Game rescheduled

Alabama

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Alabama 38 Missouri 19
Oct. 3 Texas A&M 24 Alabama 52
Oct. 10 Alabama 63 Ole Miss 48
Oct. 17 Georgia 24 Alabama 41
Oct. 24 Alabama 48 Tennessee 17
Oct. 31 Mississippi State 0 Alabama 41
Nov. 14 $ Alabama LSU
Nov. 21 Kentucky Alabama
Nov. 28 Auburn Alabama
Dec. 5 Alabama Arkansas
TBA & Alabama LSU
$ Game postponed
& Game rescheduled

College Football Ratings

Rating Kentucky Alabama
ESPN FPI 35 1
Sagarin 36 2
Massey Composite 50 1
PiRate Ratings 24 2

Key Stats

Stat Kentucky Alabama
Points 23.3 47.2
Points Allowed 21.3 22.0
Total YDS 318.0 555.2
Pass YDS 123.0 380.0
Rush YDS 195.0 175.2
Total YDS Allowed 362.7 389.2
Pass YDS Allowed 214.1 260.3
Rush YDS Allowed 148.6 128.8
Turnover margin 0.6 0.8
3rd Down Conv. 44.9 57.4
3rd Down Conv. DEF 43.3 41.2

Players to Watch

Kentucky

 
CB Brandin Echols, QB Terry Wilson, OL Landon Young, WR Josh Ali, LB Jamar Watson, LB Chris Oats.

Alabama

WR Devonta Smith, WR Jaylen Waddle, RB Najee Harris, CB Patrick Surtain II, OL Alex Leatherwood.

Injuries

Kentucky

[TE] 10/25/2020 – Brenden Bates is out indefinitely (Undisclosed)
[RB] 10/25/2020 – Kavosiey Smoke is out indefinitely (Ribs)
[LB] 10/25/2020 – Chris Oats is out for season (Medical)
[OL] 11/15/2020 – Kenneth Horsey is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Undisclosed)
[K] 11/15/2020 – Matt Ruffolo is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Undisclosed)

Alabama

[DE] 11/15/2020 – Phidarian Mathis is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Leg)
[DE] 11/15/2020 – Labryan Ray is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Elbow)
[LB] 11/13/2020 – Kevin Harris II left the team (Transferred)
[RB] 11/09/2020 – Trey Sanders is out for season (Undisclosed)
[WR] 10/24/2020 – Jaylen Waddle is out for season (Ankle)

Source: statfox.com

Comments

The marquee basketball SEC school takes on the marquee SEC football program. But this is football, not round ball. Kentucky has been way below expectations this season. Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide is about where we expected. An explosive offense, decent defense and 6-0. I think Kentucky will put up a decent fight but Bama wins by double-digits.

Our Preseason Prediction

Alabama 40, Kentucky 27

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Alabama 38, Kentucky 20

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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