Alabama football improved to 7-0 after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 63-3 inside Bryant Denny Stadium Saturday.
DeVonta Smith had another great game for the Crimson Tide as he pulled in nine receptions for 144 yards and two touchdowns, securing the Alabama school and SEC record for receiving touchdowns in a career. Mac Jones finished the game 16-of-24 for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Najee Harris added two touchdowns on the ground en route to an 83 yard rushing performance.
Christian Harris lead Alabama on defense with 7.2 tackles and one sack. Jordan Battle also put up a solid performance with three tackles along with an interception returned for a touchdown. Alabama’s defense was able to put up another statement performance by limiting the Wildcats to 3 points after shutting out Mississippi State in their last game three weeks ago.
The Tide got on the board on their first drive with a 1-yard touchdown run by Harris, giving the California native 16 rushing touchdowns on the season. After Kentucky knocked in a field goal, Alabama’s defense was called on to make an important stop after Kentucky was driving in an attempt to go up by seven.
A bad snap by Kentucky on an field goal prove to be the turning point in the game as Alabama went on to score 56 unanswered points. Harris ran in another score in the second and Smith added two touchdown receptions . John Metchie, Brian Robinson, Jase McClellan, Bryce Young and Roydell Williams also scored touchdowns.
After this performance, Alabama is expected to remain at #1 in most major polls.
Alabama will host the Auburn Tigers next week for the annual Iron Bowl. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CDT. The game will be broadcasted on CBS.