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1951 Kentucky Wildcats football
Cotton Bowl champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, W 20–7 vs. TCU
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 15
1951 record8–4 (3–3 SEC)
Head coachBear Bryant (6th season)
Home stadiumStoll Field/McLean Stadium
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Georgia Tech § 7 0 0     11 0 1
#1 Tennessee § 5 0 0     10 1 0
LSU 4 2 1     7 3 1
Ole Miss 4 2 1     6 3 1
#15 Kentucky 3 3 0     8 4 0
Auburn 3 4 0     5 5 0
Vanderbilt 3 5 0     6 5 0
Alabama 3 5 0     5 6 0
Florida 2 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 4 0     5 5 0
Mississippi State 2 5 0     4 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0     4 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1951 college football season. The Wildcats scored 314 points while allowing 121 points. Ranked #6 in the AP Poll at the beginning of the season,[1] the team finished the season with a victory in the 1952 Cotton Bowl Classic and a #15 AP ranking.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 15Tennessee Tech*No. 6W 72–13
September 22at No. 11 Texas*No. 6L 6–7
September 29at Ole MissNo. 6L 17–21
October 6No. 11 Georgia TechNo. 17
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
L 7–1335,000
October 13Mississippi State
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY (rivalry)
W 27–0
October 20No. 12 Villanova*
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 35–13
October 27at FloridaNo. 17W 14–6
November 3No. 19 Miami (FL)*No. 14
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 32–0
November 10at TulaneNo. 12W 37–0
November 17George Washington*No. 9
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 47–13
November 24No. 1 TennesseeNo. 9
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY (rivalry)
L 0–28
January 1vs. No. 11 TCU*No. 17W 20–775,349
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Babe Parilli Quarterback 1 4 Green Bay Packers
Jim MacKenzieTackle6 71 New York Giants
Ed Hamilton End 13 149 Philadelphia Eagles
John Griggs Center 17 205 Los Angeles Rams
Frank Fuller Tackle26 313 Los Angeles Rams
Doug Moseley Center 28 326 New York Yanks
[5]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Ray Correll, Guard, Cotton Bowl Classic co-Most Valuable Player
  • Emery Clark, Halfback, Cotton Bowl Classic co-Most Valuable Player
  • Babe Parilli, Quarterback, All-America selection
  • Babe Parilli, Cotton Bowl Classic co-Most Valuable Player
  • Doug Moseley, Center, All-America selection

ReferencesEdit

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