Alabama 48, Kentucky 7

Date - Saturday, October 12, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Commonwealth Stadium
Attendance - 69873

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Alabama 0 24 10 14 48
Kentucky 0 0 7 0 7

Recap


No. 1 Alabama 48, Kentucky 7: T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake ran for two touchdowns apiece and the visiting Crimson Tide erupted for 24 second-quarter points to win their 10th straight game dating to last season.

Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) scored on five consecutive drives after a scoreless first quarter to bury Kentucky (1-5, 0-3), which lost its fourth straight, all to ranked opponents. Wildcats starting quarterback Jalen Whitlow was helped off the field in the first quarter after he hurt his left ankle getting sacked. 
 
Yeldon lost a fumble at the Wildcats’ 1 in the first quarter, but he made up for it with a 24-yard scoring run in the second-quarter outburst. Yeldon ran for 124 yards on 16 carries, while Drake gained 106 yards on 14 carries.

Tide receiver Kevin Norwood outleaped two defenders for a 42-yard grab in the second quarter and caught a 20-yard touchdown from AJ McCarron in the fourth. McCarron hit 21-of-35 throws for 359 yards.


It was 31-0 midway through the third quarter when Maxwell Smith hit Javess Blue for a 30-yard score – the first touchdown Alabama had allowed in 14 quarters. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Alabama has outscored opponents 149-16 in four games since a 49-42 win at Texas A&M. … Alabama improved to 36-2-1 all-time against Kentucky. … Smith finished 7-of-16 for 76 yards after replacing Whitlow.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 13:08
Alabama   FG  Kentucky 0 - Alabama 3
2nd Quarter - 9:50
Alabama   TD  Kentucky 0 - Alabama 10
2nd Quarter - 3:39
Alabama   TD  Kentucky 0 - Alabama 17
2nd Quarter - 0:24
Alabama   TD  Kentucky 0 - Alabama 24
3rd Quarter - 11:38
Alabama   TD  Kentucky 0 - Alabama 31
3rd Quarter - 7:05
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 7 - Alabama 31
3rd Quarter - 1:10
Alabama   FG  Kentucky 7 - Alabama 34
4th Quarter - 10:04
Alabama   TD  Kentucky 7 - Alabama 41
4th Quarter - 1:41
Alabama   TD  Kentucky 7 - Alabama 48
TEAMS

Team Records

  Alabama Kentucky
W/L 6 - 0 - 0 1 - 5 - 0
Conference 3 - 0 - 0 0 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Alabama Kentucky
Score 48 7
First Downs 35 13
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-14
71%
2-for-12
17%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 668 170
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 44-299 34-94
Average/Rush 6.8 2.8
Passing
Comp-Att 22-36 7-18
Passing Yards 369 76
Average/Pass Play 10.2 3.5
Penalties-Yards 7-65 6-50
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 35:59 24:01

PLAYER STATS

Alabama (6 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. McCarron 21/35 359 1 0
B. Sims 1/1 10 0 0
Kentucky (1 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Smith 7/16 76 1 0
J. Whitlow 0/2 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Yeldon 16 124 7.8 2
K. Drake 14 106 7.6 2
A. Tenpenny 5 21 4.2 1
D. Henry 3 16 5.3 0
C. Jones 1 14 14.0 0
D. Hart 2 9 4.5 0
A. McCarron 2 8 4.0 0
B. Sims 1 1 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Sanders III 14 72 5.1 0
J. Kemp 11 34 3.1 0
J. George 2 6 3.0 0
J. Whitlow 3 0 0.0 0
M. Smith 4 -18 -4.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Norwood 4 81 20.2 1
D. White 4 80 20.0 0
A. Cooper 3 64 21.3 0
K. Drake 3 44 14.7 0
O. Howard 2 37 18.5 0
T. Yeldon 2 30 15.0 0
C. Jones 3 23 7.7 0
P. Barrineau 1 10 10.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Blue 2 44 22.0 1
A. Montgomery 1 12 12.0 0
J. George 1 11 11.0 0
J. Herrick 1 7 7.0 0
A. Kendrick 1 2 2.0 0
R. Timmons 1 0 0.0 0