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SUNDAY REWIND: Alabama 17, Kentucky 14



Oct. 5, 2008


Here is a look back at Alabama’s 17-14 win over Kentucky on Saturday, October 4 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A career day for junior running back Glen Coffee proved to be enough to overcome 10 penalties and three turnovers for Alabama on Saturday, sending the No. 2 Crimson Tide (6-0 overall; 3-0 in the SEC) past Kentucky (4-1; 0-1 SEC), 17-14, at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Coffee rushed 25 times for 218 yards, the highest individual rushing yardage total since Shaun Alexander's 291-yard performance against LSU in 1996, and the first time an Alabama back has had 200 or more rushing yards since 2004. The total is the sixth-highest single-game total in Alabama history. In all, Alabama gained 282 yards on the ground.

TV Replay: The Alabama-Kentucky game will be replayed on Sunday, Oct. 5 on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) at 8 p.m. (CDT). 

The Nick Saban Show: Catch highlights of the Alabama-Kentucky game on “The Nick Saban Show”.  Coach Saban and Jim Dunaway recap the Tide’s most recent game.  The show is aired on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. on WJTC-44 (Mobile), 9 p.m. on WZDX-54 (Huntsville) and 10:30 p.m. on WIAT-42 (Birmingham), WTVY-4 (Dothan) and WNFC-32 (Montgomery). The show airs on Monday Oct. 6 at 6:30 and 10:30 on WVUA-7 (Tuscaloosa).

By The Numbers:  A look at some the notable numbers from Saturday’s win over Kentucky.

2 - The number of times an Alabama player has rushed for 200 yards in a game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Junior running back Glen Coffee set the stadium record with 218 yards on Oct. 4, 2008 against Kentucky. The only other UA player to rush for 200 yards in a game at Bryant-Denny Stadium was Kenneth Darby, who had 200 yards against Mississippi State on Nov. 6, 2006.  Darby had 36 carries for 200 yards and one touchdown in the win over MSU.

5 - The number of non-offensive touchdowns scored by Alabama this season, including sophomore linebacker Rolando McClain’s 4-yard fumble return against Kentucky on Saturday. The list of non-offensive touchdowns include Javier Arenas (86-yard punt return and 63-yard interception return), Chris Rogers (17-yard blocked punt return), Justin Woodall (74-yard interception return) and McClain.

218 - The number of rushing yards by junior running back Glen Coffee in the Crimson Tide’s 17-14 win over Kentucky on Saturday. Coffee’s rushing total is the sixth-highest in school history.  Coffee is the second UA player to rush for more than 200 yards in a game against Kentucky, joining Harry Gilmer, who ran for 216 yards in the 60-19 win in Louisville in 1945.

1,150 - Alabama played its 1,150th all-time game on Saturday, Oct. 4 against Kentucky.

2008 Opponents:  A look at how the Tide’s 2008 opponents fared this weekend...

Opponents (Overall Records):

Clemson (3-2, 1-2 ACC)

Last Game: Did Not Play

Next Game: at Wake Forest (Oct. 9) (ESPN, 6:30 p.m.)

Tulane (2-3, 1-1 C-USA)

Last Game: Army 44, Tulane 13

*Tulane allows 21 fourth-quarter points as Army gets first win.

Next Game: at UTEP (Oct. 11)

Western Kentucky (2-4)

Last Game: Virginia Tech 27, Western Kentucky 13

*WKU has played Alabama, Kentucky and Virginia Tech in last four weeks.

Next Game: Ball State (Oct. 11)

Arkansas (2-3, 0-2 SEC)

Last Game: Florida 38, Arkansas 7

*Arkansas has been outscored 139-31 in its last three losses.

Next Game: at Auburn (Oct. 11) (PPV, 5 p.m.)

Georgia (4-1, 1-1 SEC)

Last Game: Did Not Play

Next Game: vs. Tennessee (Oct. 11) (CBS – 2:30 p.m.)

Kentucky (4-1, 0-1 SEC)

Last Game: Alabama 17, Kentucky 14

Next Game: South Carolina (Oct. 11) (Raycom – 11:30 a.m.)

Mississippi (3-3, 1-2 SEC)

Last Game: South Carolina 31, Mississippi 24

*The Rebels scored three points in second half … Jevan Snead 21 of 32 for 243 yards.

Next Game: at Alabama (Oct. 18) (TBA)

Tennessee (2-3, 0-2 SEC)

Last Game: Tennessee 13, Northern Illinois 9

*Nick Stephens 10 of 17 for 152 yards and one TD in first start at QB.

Next Game: at Georgia (Oct. 11) (CBS – 2:30 p.m.)  

Arkansas State (3-2, 1-0 Sun Belt)

Last Game: Did Not Play

Next Game: Louisiana-Monroe (Oct. 11) (6 p.m.)

 LSU (4-0, 2-0 SEC)

Last Game: Did Not Play

Next Game: at Florida (Oct. 11) (CBS – 7 p.m.)

Mississippi State (1-4, 0-2 SEC)

Last Game: Did Not Play

Next Game: Vanderbilt (Oct. 11) (1:30 p.m.)  

Auburn (4-2, 2-1 SEC)

Last Game: Vanderbilt 14, Auburn 13

*First loss to Vanderbilt since 1955

Next Game: Arkansas (Oct. 11) (PPV, 5 p.m.)