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1989 Kentucky Wildcats football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1989 record6–5 (2–5 SEC)
Head coachJerry Claiborne (8th season)
Home stadiumCommonwealth Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Alabama § 6 1 0     10 2 0
#5 Tennessee § 6 1 0     11 1 0
#6 Auburn § 6 1 0     10 2 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 4 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     6 5 0
LSU 2 5 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Wildcats scored 212 points while allowing 220 points.[1] This was Jerry Claiborne's eighth and final season as Kentucky's head coach.

SeasonEdit

Kentucky opened with wins against Indiana and North Carolina, lost to Alabama and Auburn, beat Rutgers and LSU, lost at Georgia, beat Cincinnati and Vanderbilt, and lost to Florida and Tennessee.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 9Indiana*W 17–1458,216
September 16North Carolina*
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 13–650,174
September 23at No. 15 AlabamaL 3–1570,123
October 7No. 11 Auburn
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
L 12–2455,688
October 14Rutgers*
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 33–2654,771
October 21LSU
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 27–2153,967
October 28at GeorgiaL 23–3481,987
November 4Cincinnati*
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 31–046,195
November 11at VanderbiltW 15–1139,876
November 18at FloridaL 28–3871,432
November 11No. 11 Tennessee
L 10–3155,237
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[3][4]

Team players in the 1990 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Oliver BarnettDefensive end 3 55 Atlanta Falcons
Donnie GardnerDefensive end 7 171 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Andy MurrayRunning back 7 185 Houston Oilers

[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1989 Kentucky Wildcats results". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. https://www.webcitation.org/5kJByYIFZ?url=http://www.jhowell.net/cf/scores/Kentucky.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  2. 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.168, 209
  3. "College Football Reference". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. https://www.webcitation.org/5kJBzMXAY?url=http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=184&season=1976. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  4. 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.168
  5. "1990 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. https://www.webcitation.org/5kJBzy441?url=http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1984.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  6. 1997 Kentucky Wildcats Football Media Guide, p.166
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