The Alabama Crimson Tide overcame a rocky start to roll over the Kentucky Wildcats by a final of in Lexington Saturday night.
Early miscues were the story of the first quarter, with fumbles by both T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake, but Alabama shook off the mental errors and dominated the rest of the game to run their record to 6-0.
AJ McCarron took a seat in the fourth quarter after going 21-of-35 for a career-high 359 yards with one touchdown. McCarron hit eight different receivers on the game behind excellent protection from his offensive line.
There were some dropped passes that should have been caught, but overall the Alabama receivers performed well. Kevin Norwood was spectacular, making clutch catches including a spectacular catch at the Wildcat one-yard line. Norwood finished with 81 yards and a touchdown.
DeAndrew White added 80 yards, and Amari Cooper tacked on 64 despite seeing limited action.
Despite the fumbles, Yeldon and Drake each rushed for over 100 yards, with Yeldon carrying 16 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns and Drake adding another 106 yards and two scores. It was the first time in Alabama history the Tide had a 300-yd passer and two 100-yd rushers in the same game.
Freshman Altee Tenpenny added 21 yards and a touchdown in mopup duty.
Defensively Alabama was dominant, holding Kentucky to 170 yards, compared to the 668 yards racked up by the Crimson Tide. Kentucky’s lone score came late in the third quarter, making it the first touchdown given up by the Alabama defense since the Texas A&M game.
Alabama goes to 6-0 on the year, and heads back to Tuscaloosa to host the Arkansas Razorbacks next week.