1974 Kentucky Wildcats football team
|1974 Kentucky Wildcats football|
|1974 record||6-5 (3-3 SEC)|
|Head coach||Fran Curci|
|Home stadium||Commonwealth Stadium|
|1974 SEC football standings|
|#5 Alabama †||6||–||0||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|#17 Mississippi State||3||–||3||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1974 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference during the 1974 college football season. The Wildcats scored 248 points while allowing 194 points, finishing 6-5 overall, 3-3 in the SEC.
Kentucky lost its SEC opener on the road at Auburn, 31-13, but followed with a 20-13 home win against LSU. A 24-20 home loss to Georgia was followed by a 30-7 win at Tulane. Kentucky then won two conference games at home, 38-12 against Vanderbilt and 41-24 against #9 ranked Florida (7-2). Florida already received an invitation to the Sugar Bowl, while Kentucky, at 5-4, was looking to clinch its first winning season since 1965. Florida jumped out to a 17-6 lead but Kentucky outscored the Gators 35-7 the rest of the way, causing three Florida fumbles, intercepting two passes and blocking two punts. Kentucky closed its season with a 24-7 loss at Tennessee for a final mark of 6-5, 3-3 in the SEC.
|1||Sept. 14||at Virginia Tech||Win||38||7||1-0|
|2||Sept. 21||at West Virginia||Loss||3||16||1-1|
|4||Oct. 5||Miami (Ohio)||Loss||10||14||2-2|
|5||Oct. 12||at #10 Auburn||Loss||13||31||2-3|
|8||Nov. 2||at Tulane||Win||30||7||4-4|
|10||Nov. 16||#9 Florida||Win||41||24||6-4|
|11||Nov. 23||at Tennessee||Loss||7||24||6-5|
Team players in the 1975 NFL Draft
|Elmore Stephens||Tight end||2||34||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Rick Nuzum||Tackle||5||126||Los Angeles Rams|
|Tom Ehlers||Linebacker||13||323||Philadelphia Eagles|
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