UK looking to avoid skid

Nov. 13—Following Saturday's 49-21 loss to No. 8 Alabama, the Kentucky football team is now looking to avoid a pitfall that has proved costly for the Wildcats in recent years: Letting losses carry over to the following week.

It happened earlier this season, when UK's 51-13 setback at top-ranked Georgia on Oct. 7 rolled over into a 38-21 home loss to now-No. 11 Missouri. The following week, UK fell 33-27 to No. 21 Tennessee in Lexington.

After winning their first five outings, the Cats (6-4, 3-4 SEC) have now dropped four of their last five contests — with matchups at South Carolina (4-6, 2-5) and arch-rival Louisville (9-1, 6-1) still looming to close out the regular season.