Glen Coffee rushed for 215 yards, Leigh Tiffin kicked a 24-yard field goal with 2:12 left and No. 2 Alabama held on for a 17-14 win over Kentucky on Saturday.
Coffee and the Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) mounted a bruising 15-play drive from their own 17-yard line to set up the clinching field goal. Coffee gained 57 yards on nine carries on the drive, which consumed 8:10. Tiffin, who had missed two earlier kicks, drilled this one for a 17-7 lead, and the points proved necessary.
Mike Hartline hit DeMoreo Ford streaking down the right sideline for a 48-yard touchdown pass with 40 seconds left for the Wildcats (4-1, 0-1).
The onside kick attempt went out of bounds to give Alabama the ball and the game.