Kentucky got off to about as good a start as you could ask for after having the ball for over 10 minutes in the first quarter and trailed just 7-3.
However, the Cats kept shooting themselves in the foot with crucial mistakes. A holding penalty kept the Cats out of the end zone and two bad snaps on FG attempts crushed the Cats’ chances.
After a half full of missed opportunities, the Cats trailed 28-3.
Kentucky got off to a great start defensively in the second half as Kelvin Joseph got the interception to keep Alabama out of the end zone.
However, the Kentucky offense went away from the motion that worked in the first half and failed to start moving the ball.
Despite coming out and getting off to a good start, the Cats faced a tough challenge against the top team in America as they lost 63-3.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the events of the game:
Darrian Kinnard wearing 65 jersey for John Schlarman today. Kenneth Horsey is starting for Kentucky.— Jon Hale (@JonHale_CJ) November 21, 2020
Well, good luck, Kentucky.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 21, 2020
Just walk out under your own power.
Lynn Bowden goes pro early but Najee Harris stays at Bama. Mac Jones flips from UK to Bama.— Troy Howell (@teeroyhowell) November 21, 2020
Kavosiey Smoke gives this Kentucky offense an added dimension.— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) November 21, 2020
JJ Weaver leads UK in tackles for a loss. Stud.— Big Blue Drew (@BigBlueDrew33) November 21, 2020
This is about as good a start as anybody could have hoped for. Whatever happens, they came out ready to compete.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) November 21, 2020
I could get used to this Kentucky offense.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) November 21, 2020
Unbelievable....what a waste of such a great effort— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 21, 2020
Dumb as hell play call there and then that happens. Unreal.— Round Daddy (@JStreble82) November 21, 2020
Three times at the Alabama 25 or better. Three points. Ouch.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) November 21, 2020
You should never have to think about your long snapper. But when he costs you 6 it gets frustrating— Colton Covington (@C_Cov_) November 21, 2020
It would break my mother's heart if she heard the way I speak to my television during UK football games.— Drew Franklin (@DrewFranklinKSR) November 21, 2020
Football is about finishing. Finishing plays, finishing drives, finishing games. Doesn’t matter how “good” you play if you don’t finish— Jacob Tamme (@JacobTamme) November 21, 2020
Well. It was fun for a little while— The Kentucky Logo (@TheKentuckyLogo) November 21, 2020
Kelvin Joseph picks off Mac Jones. His fourth INT of the year.— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) November 21, 2020
Alabama finally figured out that Kentucky loves the slants play.— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) November 21, 2020
Terry Wilson stared Josh Ali down from start to finish, had pick six written all over it. Defender saw the throw coming a mile away.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) November 21, 2020
The awful thing about Alabama is when they're doing it to you, you can tell yourself they can do it to everyone, but it doesn't make it feel any better while it's happening— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) November 21, 2020
And the bludgeoning is on.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 21, 2020
Kentucky winning TOP 23:30 to 14:47 but losing on the scoreboard 42-3.
Get your starters outta there before more of them go down. Still 6:43 left in the third quarter.
Can't recall Joey Gatewood throwing the ball further than 10 yards down the field on any pass this season.— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) November 21, 2020
My goodness.— Josh Moore (@JoshMooreHL) November 21, 2020
UK had 140 yards of offense about 90 minutes ago in real time. It has 175 now.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) November 21, 2020
Alright, I’ve gotten my dosage of Bama football. Thank God Alabama isn’t in the SEC East is all I have to say.— Tres Terrell (@TerrellTres) November 21, 2020
Good thing Nick Saban likes Mark Stoops think how bad this score might be— Vaughts' Views (@vaughtsviews) November 21, 2020
Kentucky’s current offensive philosophy peaked in 2018. You had a generational defense and the best running back in school history.— Travis Graf (@TravisGraf_) November 22, 2020
Still, the offense didn’t do anything against Vandy, A&M, UT and Missouri for nearly four quarters.
There has to be an intervention this offseason