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Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) breaks free for a long touchdown run against Kentucky during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Smith, No. 1 Alabama rout short-handed Kentucky, 63-3

Nov. 21, 2020 8:22 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama didn't quite look like itself at first after an extended period on the sidelines, but it scarcely made a difference on the scoreboard. DeVonta Smith caught nine passes for 144 yards and set the Southeastern Conference career record with two more touchdowns in the top-ranked...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, left, and Alabama head coach Nick Saban meet in the center of the field before an NCAA college football game, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Eight SEC games have been postponed already with only Arkansas, Kentucky and South Carolina not affected _ yet. “I do believe that Alabama and LSU ought to play this year, and I do believe we’re going to play somehow, some way,” Orgeron said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

No. 1 Alabama returns to the field against grieving Kentucky

Nov. 19, 2020 3:31 PM EST

Alabama has merely had to cope with a longer-than-expected stretch in between games. Kentucky has endured an entirely different sort of ordeal. The top-ranked Crimson Tide is set to return to the field Saturday after a three-week layoff when the Wildcats visit, still grieving the death of offensive line coach...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team to the field before an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year, extending its record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

Jones, No. 1 Alabama return to action against Kentucky

Nov. 19, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Kentucky (3-4, 3-4 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama (6-0, 6-0), Saturday at 4 p.m. EST (SEC Network). Line: Alabama by 30. Series record: Alabama leads 37-2-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE Alabama is trying to shake the rust off after a three-week layoff, with a scheduled open date and another because of LSU's COVID-19 problems....

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team to the field before an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year, extending its record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama highlight SEC schedule this week

Nov. 19, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are things to watch in Week 9 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama. If COVID-19 issues hadn't postponed Ole Miss at No. 5 Texas A&M, that would've been the pick for this slot just as it was for CBS. But the SEC's lone undefeated team hosting Kentucky is now in the...

Indiana running back Stevie Scott III rushes during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

College Football Picks: Indiana's big chance; FSU's big fall

Nov. 18, 2020 10:05 PM EST

This Saturday, Indiana will play at Ohio State and Clemson will visit Florida State. One of these games is a matchup of ranked teams that will go a long way toward deciding a division title. The other carries a 35-point spread. As three-time national champion Florida State limps toward its worst season in 45...

FILE  - Alabama defensive back Patrick Surtain II (2) returns an interception for a touchdown against Mississippi State during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in this Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, file photo. Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, extending its record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. (Gary Cosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP)

No. 1 Alabama preparing for Kentucky after two-week hiatus

Nov. 16, 2020 6:07 PM EST

Alabama coach Nick Saban finally got to watch his old quarterback Tua Tagovailoa play an NFL game. Tight end Miller Forristall managed to get engaged. The top-ranked Crimson Tide, like many other teams around the Southeastern Conference and college football, had some extra time for off-the-field stuff lately....

Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson (3) runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Wilson, Rodriguez help Kentucky survive Vanderbilt 38-35

Nov. 15, 2020 1:38 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson accounted for three touchdowns, Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for two scores including a 74-yarder before the Wildcats withstood Vanderbilt's late rally to win 38-35 Saturday and end a two-game losing streak. Rested from a bye and with Wilson back from a...

Kentucky O-line coach John Schlarman dies of cancer at 45

Nov. 12, 2020 6:28 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Schlarman, the Kentucky offensive line coach who was an All-Southeastern Conference player for the Wildcats, has died after a two-year fight with cancer. He was 45. The school announced Schlarman’s death from cholangiocarcinoma, or bile duct cancer, in a news release...

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops walks on the field during the first half before an NCAA college football game against Georgia, Oct. 31, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Kentucky, Vanderbilt look to turn things around in SEC clash

Nov. 12, 2020 1:10 PM EST

Kentucky welcomed its bye week after six grueling games, a stretch during which the Wildcats experienced more valleys than peaks. Now the rested Wildcats (2-4 Southeastern Conference) seek to bounce back from a two-game skid Saturday against winless Vanderbilt (0-5). Kentucky has won six of seven against the...

Georgia running back Zamir White (3) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Oct. 31, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

No. 5 Georgia earns 11th consecutive win over Kentucky 14-3

Oct. 31, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Zamir White and fifth-ranked Georgia ran with relative ease to start each half, reaching the end zone both times. Other moments were more of a scrum for the Bulldogs, who emerged dinged but glad to have won again by making those limited chances stand up against Kentucky. White rushed...