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1975 Kentucky Wildcats football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1975 record2–8–1 (0–6 SEC)
Head coachFran Curci (3rd season)
Home stadiumCommonwealth Stadium
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/3 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
Florida 5 1 0     9 3 0
#19/19 Georgia 5 1 0     9 3 0
Ole Miss 5 1 0     6 5 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     7 4 0
Mississippi State 1 4 1     6 4 1
Auburn 1 4 1     3 6 2
LSU 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1975 wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
    Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

The 1975 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. The Wildcats scored 132 points while allowing 183 points, finishing 2-8-1 overall, 0-6 in the SEC.[1][2]

SeasonEdit

Wally Pesuit and Tom Ranieri were chosen as team captains.[3]

Kentucky opened with a 27-8 home victory against Virginia Tech, then lost 14-10 at home to Kansas, followed by a 10-10 tie at home against Maryland. A road game against Penn State ended in a 10-3 loss, putting Kentucky at 1-2-1 entering SEC play.[4][5]

Kentucky lost its home conference opener to Auburn, 15-9, and then lost 17-14 at LSU. A 21-13 loss at Georgia was followed by a 23-10 home win against Tulane. A 13-3 road loss at Vanderbilt and 48-7 road loss at Florida led to a 17-13 home loss in the season finale against Tennessee.[6][7]

The 1975 Kentucky team lost only two games by more than 9 points, and had three losses by 4 or fewer points. [8][9] The Maryland team that tied Kentucky 10-10 finished the season as the Atlantic Coast Conference champions, with an undefeated record in conference play.[10]

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Opponent Result Wildcats points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 13 Virginia Tech Win 27 8 1-0-1
2 Sept. 20 Kansas Loss 10 14 1-1-0
3 Sept. 27 #20 Maryland Tie 10 10 1-1-1
4 Oct. 4 at #10 Penn State Loss 3 10 1-2-1
5 Oct. 11 Auburn Loss 9 15 1-3-1
6 Oct. 18 at LSU Loss 14 17 1-4-1
7 Oct. 25 at Georgia Loss 13 21 1-5-1
8 Nov. 1 Tulane Win 23 10 2-5-1
9 Nov. 8 at Vanderbilt Loss 3 13 2-6-1
10 Nov. 15 at #14 Florida Loss 7 48 2-7-1
11 Nov. 23 Tennessee Loss 13 17 2-8-1

[11][12]

RosterEdit

Team players in the 1975 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Sonny CollinsRunning back 2 36 Atlanta Falcons
Wally PesuitTackle 5 151 Dallas Cowboys
Steve Campassi Running back 16 439 Philadelphia Eagles

[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1975 Kentucky Wildcats game by game results". Archived from the original on 2009-09-27. https://www.webcitation.org/5k5tWkrxx?url=http://www.jhowell.net/cf/scores/Kentucky.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  2. 1997 Kentucky Football Media Guide, p.208
  3. 1997 Kentucky Football Media Guide, p.208
  4. 1997 Kentucky Football Media Guide, p.208
  5. "1975 Kentucky Wildcats game by game results". Archived from the original on 2009-09-27. https://www.webcitation.org/5k5tWkrxx?url=http://www.jhowell.net/cf/scores/Kentucky.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  6. 1997 Kentucky Football Media Guide, p.208
  7. "1975 Kentucky Wildcats game by game results". Archived from the original on 2009-09-27. https://www.webcitation.org/5k5tWkrxx?url=http://www.jhowell.net/cf/scores/Kentucky.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  8. 1997 Kentucky Football Media Guide, p.208
  9. "1975 Kentucky Wildcats game by game results". Archived from the original on 2009-09-27. https://www.webcitation.org/5k5tWkrxx?url=http://www.jhowell.net/cf/scores/Kentucky.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  10. 1975 Maryland Terrapins game by game results
  11. "College Football Reference". Archived from the original on 2009-09-27. https://www.webcitation.org/5k5tXAVGr?url=http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=184&season=1975. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  12. 1997 Kentucky Football Media Guide, p.168
  13. "1976 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-09-27. https://www.webcitation.org/5k5tXc7YJ?url=http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1976.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
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