|1986 Kentucky Wildcats football|
|1986 record||5–5–1 (2–4 SEC)|
|Head coach||Jerry Claiborne (5th season)|
|Home stadium||Commonwealth Stadium|
|1986 SEC football standings|
|#10/11 LSU †||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||3||–||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. 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. This season was the last time Kentucky defeated Florida until 2018.
- "1986 Kentucky Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kentucky/1986-schedule.html. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
- "Kentucky Football Media Guide". University of Kentucky. 2015. p. 184. http://www.ukathletics.com/page/2015-football-media-guide. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
- "1986 Kentucky Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kentucky/1986.html. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
- Hale, Jon (September 8, 2018). "Kentucky snaps 31-game losing streak to Florida". USA Today. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/sec/2018/09/08/kentucky-snaps-losing-streak-florida/1246233002/. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
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