Oct 5, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Kenyan Drake (17) carries the ball up the field against Georgia State Panthers cornerback Demarius Matthews (5) during the second quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama vs. Kentucky: Prediction Roundup


The Alabama Crimson Tide head to Lexington to take on the Kentucky Wildcats this weekend. Starting this week I’m going to be making game predictions – not just the final score, but other stats that might be interesting. Next week I will recap what actually happened. I’d like you guys to comment below, and let’s see who can have the best record of predictions through out the season.

Will the game be a sellout?

As of Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., there were still single tickets left throughout the stadium. Add in the fact that there will be a horse race at Keeneland the same day, and it could get sketchy. But, I think it will be a sell out, at least as far as tickets sold are concerned.

Kentucky has averaged 23 ppg this season, will they go over that against the Crimson Tide?

I am going to say no. I am familiar enough with Neal Brown’s offense at Texas Tech to know they can put up points in a hurry against overmatched teams. What I never saw was his offense really light it up against great defenses. Sure, Texas Tech hung 41 on OU in Norman a couple of years ago, and scored 49 and 56 against ranked West Virgnia and TCU squads, but more often than not they struggled in games against elite defenses. I don’t think Kentucky gets close to 23 this Saturday.

Who will have more yardage, a running back or a wide receiver?

To date, no wide receiver this season has had more than 90 yards in a game, while twice a running back has hit 100 in a game. I’d look for that to happen again Saturday, either because Bama is up big and is looking to kill the clock, or because it’s closer than expected and they are keeping Kentucky off the field.

Will we see ten punts in this game? Over/Under?

I think we see more than ten punts total in this game, thanks in large part to the Kentucky offense.

Final score?

45-14 Crimson Tide

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  • John Doe’s Father

    Not sell out, Kentucky will not go over 23 pts. I believe we will se a lot of running from both teams. I’d give the yardage lead to the runners. There will be over 10 punts. All this said, here’s my feelings about the game. Bama will win, but will have a more difficult time than expected. This will NOT be a Georgia St. game. I see the wildcats defense giving Bama trouble, but the tide will overcome it by the fourth Quarter. The cats will hold the runners initially, and the pass will make the run profitable. The Tide Offensive line, will beat the Cats D into submission in the 4th Q, and likewise the Tide D will embarrass the Cats in 4Q. The first half will be a good game, second will be a little lop sided to the Tide. Soooo, What can I win ?

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  • Less Miles Mor Grass

    A high five haha

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