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1986 Kentucky Wildcats football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1986 record5–5–1 (2–4 SEC)
Head coachJerry Claiborne (5th season)
Home stadiumCommonwealth Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10/11 LSU 5 1 0     9 3 0
#6/8 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
#9/9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 3 0
Georgia 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 1
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Florida 2 4 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 1
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

The 1986 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth season under head coach Jerry Claiborne, the Wildcats compiled a 5–5–1 record (2–4 against SEC opponents), finished in a tie for seventh place in the SEC, and outscored their opponents, 228 to 206.[1][2] The team played its home games in Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky.

The team's statistical leaders included Bill Ransdell with 1,610 passing yards, Ivy Joe Hunter with 621 rushing yards, and Cornell Burbage with 331 receiving yards.[3] This season was the last time Kentucky defeated Florida until 2018.[4]

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