1997 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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1997 Kentucky Wildcats football
Kentucky Wildcats logo (1984-2005).png
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
1997 record 5–6 (2–6 SEC)
Head coach Hal Mumme (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Leach (1st year)
Offensive scheme Air raid
Home stadium Commonwealth Stadium
(Capacity: 57,800)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#7 Tennessee x$   7 1         11 2  
#10 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
#4 Florida   6 2         10 2  
South Carolina   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 8  
Western Division
#11 Auburn xy   6 2         10 3  
#13 LSU x   6 2         9 3  
#22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 7  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Tennessee 30, Auburn 29
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Southeastern Conference in the Eastern Division. They played their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. The team was coached by Hal Mumme.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 1:30 PM Louisville* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Governor's Cup) W 38–24   59,186
September 6 12:30 PM at Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS (Rivalry) JPS L 27–35   30,121
September 20 2:00 PM at Indiana* Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 49–7   41,149
September 27 3:30 PM No. 1 Florida Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY CBS L 28–55   59,224
October 4 7:00 PM No. 20 Alabama Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY PPV W 40-34 OT  59,226
October 11 12:30 PM at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JPS L 24–38   75,936
October 18 7:00 PM NE Louisiana* Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY W 49–14   57,500
October 25 3:30 PM at No. 16 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA CBS L 13–23   85,672
November 1 6:30 PM No. 16 LSU Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPN2 L 28–63   58,450
November 15 2:00 PM at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN (Rivalry) W 21–10   40,256
November 22 12:30 PM No. 5 Tennessee Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) ESPN2 L 31–59   61,076
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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