1993 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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1993 Kentucky Wildcats football
UKentucky logo.png
Peach Bowl, L 14-13 vs. Clemson
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
1993 record 6-6 (4-4 SEC)
Head coach Bill Curry
Offensive coordinator Daryl Dickey
Defensive coordinator Mike Archer
Home stadium Commonwealth Stadium
Seasons
« 1992 1994 »
1993 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#5 Florida x 7 1 0     11 2 0
#12 Tennessee 6 1 1     9 2 1
Kentucky 4 4 0     6 6 0
South Carolina 2 6 0     4 7 0
Georgia 2 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 1 7 0     4 7 0
Western Division
#4 Auburn 8 0 0     11 0 0
#14 Alabama x 5 2 1     9 3 1
Arkansas 3 4 1     5 5 1
LSU 3 5 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 2 5 1     3 6 2
Championship: Florida 28, Alabama 13
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Auburn had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation. Alabama later forfeited all 1993 regular season wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1993 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Wildcats scored 207 points while allowing 195 points.[1] Kentucky played in the 1993 Peach Bowl.

Season[edit]

Kentucky opened with a 35-0 win over Kent State.[2][3] Kentucky then lost to #7 Florida on a touchdown play at the end of the game, 24-20.[4][5][6] A 24-8 loss at Indiana followed.[7][8] Kentucky then won a nationally televised ESPN Thursday night matchup at South Carolina, 21-17, followed by a 21-0 shutout of #25 Ole Miss.[9][10]

A 35-17 victory over LSU followed.[11][12] Kentucky then lost 33-28 at Georgia in a nationally televised game.[13][14] Kentucky then won 26-17 at Mississippi State, lost 12-7 at Vanderbilt, and clinched bowl eligibility with a 6-3 win against East Carolina. A 48-0 loss to Tennessee closed the regular season.[15][16]

Kentucky closed the season in the 1993 Peach Bowl against #24 Clemson.[17] Kentucky led for most of the game but lost on a late touchdown, 14-13.[18][19][20]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 7:00 PM Kent State* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY W 35-0   55,800
September 11 7:00 PM #7 Florida Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY L 20-24   58,175
September 18 1:00 PM at Indiana* Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 8-24   43,545
September 23 7:45 PM at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN W 21-17   65,326
October 2 7:00 PM #25 Mississippi Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPN W 21-0   57,075
October 16 7:00 PM LSU Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY W 35-17   54,750
October 23 12:30 PM at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA JP Sports L 28-33   81,307
October 30 2:00 PM at Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS W 26-17   28,607
November 6 2:00 PM at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN L 7-12   35,000
November 13 1:00 PM East Carolina* Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY W 6-3   34,500
November 20 4:00 PM #7 Tennessee Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPN L 0-48   57,878
December 31 7:30 PM vs. #24 Clemson* Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) ESPN L 13-14   63,416
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Team players in the 1994 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Terry Samuels Tight end 6 172 Arizona Cardinals
Zane Beehn Defensive end 7 207 San Diego Chargers
Marty Moore Linebacker 7 222 New England Patriots

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats results". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  2. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  3. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209
  4. ^ "Florida, 1993 AP polls, AP Poll Archive". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  5. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  6. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209
  7. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  8. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209
  9. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  10. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209, 211
  11. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  12. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209
  13. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  14. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209, 211
  15. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  16. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209
  17. ^ December 7, 1993 AP poll at AP Poll Archive
  18. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  19. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.172, 209
  20. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  21. ^ "College Football Reference". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  22. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.168, 209
  23. ^ "1993 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  24. ^ "1994 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  25. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.166