1989 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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1989 Kentucky Wildcats football
UKentucky logo.png
Conference Southeastern Conference
1989 record 6-5 (2-5 SEC)
Head coach Jerry Claiborne
Home stadium Commonwealth Stadium
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Auburn § 6 1 0     10 2 0
#5 Tennessee § 6 1 0     11 1 0
#9 Alabama § 6 1 0     10 2 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 4 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     6 5 0
LSU 2 5 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Wildcats scored 212 points while allowing 220 points.[1] This was Jerry Claiborne's eighth and final season as Kentucky's head coach.

Season[edit]

Kentucky opened with wins against Indiana and North Carolina, lost to Alabama and Auburn, beat Rutgers and LSU, lost at Georgia, beat Cincinnati and Vanderbilt, and lost to Florida and Tennessee.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 9 Indiana* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY W 17–14   58,216
September 16 North Carolina* Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY W 13–6   50,174
September 23 at #15 Alabama Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 3–15   70,123
October 7 #11 Auburn Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY L 12–24   55,688
October 14 Rutgers* Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY W 33–26   54,771
October 21 LSU Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY W 27–21   53,967
October 28 at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 23–34   81,987
November 4 Cincinnati* Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY W 31–0   46,195
November 11 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 15–11   39,876
November 18 at Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL L 28–38   71,432
November 11 #11 Tennessee Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) L 10–31   55,237
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team players in the 1990 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Oliver Barnett Defensive end 3 55 Atlanta Falcons
Donnie Gardner Defensive end 7 171 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Andy Murray Running back 7 185 Houston Oilers

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1989 Kentucky Wildcats results". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  2. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.168, 209
  3. ^ "College Football Reference". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  4. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.168
  5. ^ "1990 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  6. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.166