Where UK’s current SEC losing streak ranks


With UK falling 28-22 at Mississippi State last night, the Cats 12th straight SEC loss and 15th straight SEC road loss, time to update where this current spate of conference futility ranks in school history.

Spoiler alert: It now ranks No. 3.

* 17 — The streak ran from 10-4-69 through 10-23-71. It was snapped by 14-7 win at Vanderbilt on 11-6-71. The streak began the game after Kentucky, in its second game under new head coach John Ray, upset Archie Manning and Ole Miss 10-9.

* 15 — The streak ran from 11-20-99 through 11-3-01. The streak started during Hal Mumme’s third season as coach and continued into Guy Morriss’ first season. It was snapped by a 56-30 win at Vanderbilt on 11-10-01.

* 12 — This is the current streak which began with that 38-0 loss at Florida on 9-22-12 and has continued through 10-24-13 and the loss last night in Starkville. Eight of the losses came under Joker Phillips, four under new coach Mark Stoops.

* 11 — The streak ran from 11-6-93 through 9-9-95. These were the Bill Curry years. It was snapped by a 35-30 win at South Carolina on 9-23-05 in which running back Mo Williams had a monster game.

* 10 — The streak started 11-1-03 and ran through 11-6-04. This was early Rich Brooks when the Cats were feeling the effects of a probation incurred under Mumme. It was snapped by a 14-13 win over Vandy on 11-13-04.

* 10 — The streak ran from 11-17-90 through 9-12-92. This was the start of the Bill Curry Era. It was snapped by a 13-9 win over South Carolina on 9-26-92, the Gamecocks’ first season in the SEC.


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