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1997 Kentucky Wildcats football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
1997 record5–6 (2–6 SEC)
Head coachHal Mumme (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Leach (1st season)
Offensive schemeAir raid
Home stadiumCommonwealth Stadium
(Capacity: 57,800)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#7 Tennessee x   7 1         11 2  
#4 Florida   6 2         10 2  
#10 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
South Carolina   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 8  
Western Division
#11 Auburn xy   6 2         10 3  
#13 LSU x   6 2         9 3  
#22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 7  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Tennessee 30, Auburn 29
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Southeastern Conference in the Eastern Division. They played their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. The team was coached by Hal Mumme.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 301:30 PMLouisville*W 38–2459,186
September 612:30 PMat Mississippi StateJPSL 27–3530,121
September 202:00 PMat Indiana*W 49–741,149
September 273:30 PMNo. 1 Florida
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
CBSL 28–5559,224
October 47:00 PMNo. 20 Alabama
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
PPVW 40-34 OT59,226
October 1112:30 PMat South CarolinaJPSL 24–3875,936
October 187:00 PMNE Louisiana*
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
W 49–1457,500
October 253:30 PMat No. 16 GeorgiaCBSL 13–2385,672
November 16:30 PMNo. 16 LSU
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
ESPN2L 28–6358,450
November 152:00 PMat VanderbiltW 21–1040,256
November 2212:30 PMNo. 5 Tennessee
ESPN2L 31–5961,076
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
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