Kentucky suffered a historic defeat in a 63-3 loss to Alabama on Saturday, and it came after the Wildcats learned late in the week that they would be without several players.

It was the fifth-worst loss for Kentucky in program history.

UK appeared to have a chance early to make it interesting, as it had the ball near the Alabama goal line in the first half trailing just 7-3. But a series of mistakes unraveled any chances of keeping it close. Botched field goal attempts, dropped interceptions and penalties doomed the Wildcats.

Kentucky returns to action next week against Florida.

Here’s a sampling of what coach Mark Stoops told the media after the game: