Alabama vs.Kentucky

  Date: 9/13/2003  
  Score: 27-17  
  Alabama vs. Kentucky

After hosting the top ranked team in the nation the previous week, Alabama welcomed the Kentucky Wildcats into town for its second consecutive night game and defeated the Cats 27-17. Alabama took control of the game early when Shaud Williams ran for a 15-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Brian Bostick hit a 43-yard field goal in the second to give Alabama a 10-0 lead. Kentucky answered later in the quarter with a touchdown of its own to the Tide went into the locker room ahead only by 3. The score could have been more impressive had Brodie Croyle not had his pass intercepted in the end zone with just 2 seconds remaining in the first half. In the second half Bostick hit his second field goal of the evening but was quickly matched by Kentuckys kicker giving Bama a slim 3 point advantage heading into the final frame. Shaud Williams took over with the next 2 touchdowns on runs of 2 and 7 yards. Late in the game Kentucky attempted a comeback with a 24 yard score late in the game but the Tides defense held preserving the victory. The 2003 Crimson Tide finished the season 4-9 for head coach Mike Shula in his first season at the Capstone.