| Eastern Division|
Hal Mumme (1st year)
| 5–6 (2–6 SEC)|
Mike Leach (1st year)
| Southeastern Conference|1997 Kentucky Wildcats football team Wikipedia
The 1997 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Southeastern Conference in the Eastern Division. They played their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. The team was coached by Hal Mumme.