Surging Kentucky, Alabama meet in pivotal SEC game

The lead in the Southeastern Conference will be at stake when  hosts  on Tuesday in Lexington.

The Crimson Tide (9-3, 4-0 ) and Wildcats (4-6, 3-0) are two of the three teams undefeated in league play, but has played only one conference game, a home win over last week.

That the Tide and Wildcats are atop the standings even this early in the season is somewhat of a surprise since both teams struggled in nonconference play.

The Tide were only 5-3, while the Wildcats opened 1-6, their worst start to a season since the 1926-27 Wildcats lost eight of nine.

But both have feasted in conference play.

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