The NCAA football 2013 live stream and TV games continue throughout Saturday, Oct. 12 as the No.1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide take the field for an evening matchup with Kentucky. This could be an easy win for the nation's top team as the look to remain undefeated and at the top of the rankings in college football. Kentucky will host the game, but at 1-4 overall it may be difficult to see this as any sort of "upset alert."
According to Kentucky.com on Oct. 12, Alabama is favored to win today's game by 27 points, most likely due to their position as the top team in NCAA football, and Kentucky's among the bottom of the SEC. The Wildcats have yet to win a game in the conference, while the Crimson Tide have won both of their games so far. The last time these two met was back in October of 2009, with Alabama winning it 38-20. All-time, Alabama leads the series matchup 35-2-1.
Kentucky may be somewhat prepared for today's game though, as they've faced several ranked opponents this season and "hung around" in those games. Among their previous opponents have been Florida, South Carolina and Louisville. The game against the Gamecocks was decided by just a touchdown, while the other two were two touchdowns or more. That said, Kentucky and their first-year coach are hoping to escape today's game with some dignity so they can get on to the "easier" portion of their upcoming schedule.
A telling stat is that Alabama is 44-0 since 2008 when the win the turnover battle in a game. They are 23-7 when they tie or lose in turnover margin. So basically, Kentucky has to try to force plenty of turnovers against this juggernaut of a team if they want any chance of an upset. Of note, quarterback AJ McCarron has been sacked seven times so far this season while throwing six interceptions. He's also thrown ten touchdowns on 90-of-126 completed passes with 1,048 yards compiled, so far.
It's been pointed out that Texas A&M with run-and-gun quarterback Johnny Manziel was able to score the most against the Tide so far this season. When Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops was asked if a running quarterback might be able to crack this Tide defense, he easily answered, "They have no weakness in their defense. They don't have any weakness on their team, as you can imagine with the No. 1 team in the country."
Saturday night's Alabama vs. Kentucky game has a start time of 7 p.m. EST. Television coverage is available on ESPN2 via cable or satellite providers across the country. In addition, many cable or satellite customers may have access to WatchESPN, where they can watch the game live streaming online. See more information at the WatchESPN website for which providers are associated with the service.