Kentucky is just 2-35-1 all-time against the Crimson Tide, with wins in 1922 and 1997.
The latter came in Hal Mumme’s first season when Tim Couch hit Craig Yeast for a 26-yard touchdown pass in overtime for the 40-34 victory. Another key play was Anwar Stewart returning a blocked field goal 68 yards for a Kentucky touchdown.
The Cats almost beat Bama in 1988 when Jerry Claiborne’s club led Bill Curry’s team 17-0 at the half and 20-7 at the end of three quarters. Alabama scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to rally from a 27-14 deficit with five minutes to go.
Crimson Tide quarterback Vince Sutton hit tight end Gene Newberry on a three-yard touchdown pass with 10 seconds left for the win, though film seemed to show that an Alabama tackle moved early on the play. Two years later, Curry would be the UK coach.
Rich Brooks put a scare into Nick Saban and Bama in 2008, losing 17-14 in Tuscaloosa. Kentucky was down 14-0 in the third quarter when Mike Hartline threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Dicky Lyons, Jr. After Alabama kicked a field goal with 2:12 remaining for a 17-7 lead, Hartline found Demoreo Ford for a 48-yard touchdown pass with just 40 seconds remaining.