Scouting the UK-Alabama game

Sept. 30, 2009

Cat Scratches will continue its weekly football scouting preview this week for the Kentucky-Alabama football game by bringing in Chip Cosby of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Cecil Hurt from the Tuscaloosa News .

Kentucky Alabama
Alabama Crimson Tide at a Glance
Head Coach Nick Saban
Record at School 23-8 (Third season)
Conference SEC
2009 Record 4-0, 1-0 SEC
Ranking No 3 AP/USA Today Coaches' Poll
Series Record Alabama leads 34-2-1
Last Meeting Alabama beat Kentucky 17-14 at Alabama
2009 Team Stats UK UA
Rushing Offense 166.3 234.3
Passing Offense 171.3 256.3
Total Offense 337.7 490.5
Scoring Offense 26.7 40.5
Rushing Defense 185.7 47.3
Passing Defense 168.0 155.3
Total Defense 353.7 202.5
Scoring Defense 22.7 13.0
Turnover Margin 0.0 +0.3
2009 Stat Leaders
Rushing UK: Derrick Locke (36 rushes, 169 yds, 2 TDs)
UA: Mark Ingram (61 rushes, 341 yds, 4 TDs)
Passing UK: Mike Hartline (51-82, 485 yds, 4 TDs, 3 INTs)
UA: Greg McElroy (63-93, 938 yds, 7 TDs, 1 INT)
Receiving UK: Randall Cobb (18 catches, 191 yds, 2 TDs)
UA: Marquis Maze (8 catches, 194 yds, 2 TDs)
Tackles UK: Micah Johnson (25)
UA: Rolando McClain (23)
Sacks UK: DeQuin Evans and Taylor Wyndham (2)
UA: Marcell Dareus (3.5)
Interceptions UK: Three with (1)
UA: Mark Barron and Justin Woodall (1)
Gameday Information
Game Notes UK Notes Get Acrobat Reader | UK Depth Chart Get Acrobat Reader
UA Notes Get Acrobat Reader | UA Depth Chart Get Acrobat Reader
Date & Time Saturday, Oct. 3
12:21 p.m
Coverage TV: SEC Digital Network
Radio: BBSN
GameTracker GameTracker
Online Audio listen
Online Video via ESPN360 video
Live Blog
Location Commonwealth Stadium
Lexington, Ky.
Gameday Information

On Thursday at 3 p.m. EDT, Cosby and Hurt will join us for a live chat to give their thoughts on the matchup, what the keys are to the game, who fans should look out for and more. The 30 to 40 minute chat with the reporters will offer fans an inside look at the game from the people who are closest to the teams.

Fans are encouraged to join the interactive blog and send in questions. The last 15 minutes of the chat will be dedicated to fans' questions. If you can't join us at 3 p.m. and would like to have a question submitted, please send your question to and we'll try to fit it in.