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Cats' Game Plan for Tide

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach Rich Brooks said his team's
game plan Saturday against No. 2 Alabama is simple: be prepared.

Brooks said Thursday the Wildcats (4-0) need to expect a
physical and fast-paced game against the Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0
Southeastern Conference). Alabama often gains momentum in the first
quarter because of their physicality and Brooks said the Wildcats
need to control the line of scrimmage in order to compete.

Brooks said he doesn't see his team running the ball well
against Alabama, but hopes they can get a running game that is
consistent enough to keep the pressure off of quarterback Mike
Hartline. He added that he doesn't see the Kentucky defense
creating many takeaway opportunities or defensive scores against
the Crimson Tide.

The Wildcats will play a game similar to the one they played
against Louisville, Brooks said, where the defense came up big and
the offense looked to make passing plays and set the kicking game
up in good field position.


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