1951 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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1951 Kentucky Wildcats football
UKentucky logo.png
Cotton Bowl Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #15
1951 record 8-4 (3-3 SEC)
Head coach Bear Bryant
Home stadium Stoll Field/McLean Stadium
Seasons
« 1950 1952 »
1951 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Georgia Tech § 7 0 0     11 0 1
#1 Tennessee § 5 0 0     10 1 0
LSU 4 2 1     7 3 1
Ole Miss 4 2 1     6 3 1
#15 Kentucky 3 3 0     8 4 0
Auburn 3 4 0     5 5 0
Vanderbilt 3 5 0     6 5 0
Alabama 3 5 0     5 6 0
Florida 2 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 4 0     5 5 0
Mississippi State 2 5 0     4 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0     4 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1951 college football season. The Wildcats scored 314 points while allowing 121 points. Ranked #6 in the AP Poll at the beginning of the season,[1] the team finished the season with a victory in the 1952 Cotton Bowl Classic and a #15 AP ranking.[2]

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Wildcats points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 15 Tennessee Tech Win 72 13 1-0
2 Sept. 22 at Texas Loss 6 7 1-1
3 Sept. 29 at Mississippi Loss 17 21 1-2
4 Oct. 6 #11 Georgia Tech Loss 7 13 1-3
5 Oct. 13 Mississippi State Win 27 0 2-3
6 Oct. 20 #12 Villanova Win 35 13 3-3
7 Oct. 27 Florida Win 14 6 4-3
8 Nov. 3 #19 Miami, Florida Win 32 0 5-3
9 Nov. 10 Tulane Win 37 0 6-3
10 Nov. 17 George Washington Win 47 13 7-3
11 Nov. 24 at #1 Tennessee Loss 0 28 7-4
12 Jan. 1 #11 Texas Christian Win 20 7 8-4

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Babe Parilli Quarterback 1 4 Green Bay Packers
Jim MacKenzie Tackle 6 71 New York Giants
Ed Hamilton End 13 149 Philadelphia Eagles
John Griggs Center 17 205 Los Angeles Rams
Frank Fuller Tackle 26 313 Los Angeles Rams
Doug Moseley Center 28 326 New York Yanks

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Ray Correll, Guard, Cotton Bowl Classic co-Most Valuable Player
  • Emery Clark, Halfback, Cotton Bowl Classic co-Most Valuable Player
  • Babe Parilli, Quarterback, All-America selection
  • Babe Parilli, Cotton Bowl Classic co-Most Valuable Player
  • Doug Moseley, Center, All-America selection

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