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1988 Kentucky Wildcats football
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Conference Southeastern Conference
1988 record 5-6 (2-5 SEC)
Head coach Jerry Claiborne

Home stadium

Commonwealth Stadium
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »

The 1988 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Wildcats scored 217 points while allowing 208 points.[1][2] This was Jerry Claiborne's seventh season as Kentucky's head coach. The Wildcats finished 5-6, one victory shy of bowl eligibility; the highlight of the season was an upset of #11 ranked Georgia.

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Season

Kentucky opened with a win against Central Michigan, then lost at #7 Auburn and Indiana before beating Kent State. Losses to #12 Alabama and at #19 LSU followed. Next were wins against #11 Georgia, Southern Illinois and Vanderbilt, then losses to Florida and at Tennessee.[3]

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Schedule

Game Date Opponent Result Wildcats points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 3 Central Michigan Win 18 7 1-0
2 Sept. 10 at #7 Auburn Loss 10 20 1-1
3 Sept. 17 at Indiana Loss 25 36 1-2
4 Sept. 24 Kent State Win 38 14 2-2
5 Oct. 1 #12 Alabama Loss 27 31 2-3
6 Oct. 15 at #19 Louisiana State Loss 12 15 2-4
7 Oct. 22 #11 Georgia Win 16 10 3-4
8 Oct. 29 Southern Illinois Win 24 10 4-4
9 Nov. 5 Vanderbilt Win 14 13 5-4
10 Nov. 12 Florida Loss 19 24 5-5
11 Nov. 19 at Tennessee Loss 24 28 5-6

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Team players in the 1990 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
David "D. J." Johnson Defensive back 7 174 Pittsburgh Steelers
Ivy Joe Hunter Running back 7 182 Indianapolis Colts
Chris Chenault Linebacker 8 222 Cincinnati Bengals
Charlie Darrington Tight end 9 233 Washington Redskins

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References

  1. ^ "1988 Kentucky Wildcats results". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. http://www.webcitation.org/5kJByYIFZ. Retrieved 2009-10-03.  
  2. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.209
  3. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.168, 209
  4. ^ "College Football Reference". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. http://www.webcitation.org/5kJBzMXAY. Retrieved 2009-10-03.  
  5. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.168
  6. ^ "1989 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. http://www.webcitation.org/5kJBzy441. Retrieved 2009-10-03.  
  7. ^ 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.166

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