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Two Wildcats receive national honors

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Offensive coordinator Joker Phillips and quarterback André Woodson have received national honors following Kentucky’s 43-37 triple-overtime win over then-No. 1 ranked LSU last Saturday.

Phillips was named National Coordinator of the Week by Rivals.com and National Offensive Coordinator of the Week by the Master Coaches Survey. Kentucky scored 27 points and had 333 yards total offense in regulation play – the most given up this season by the stout LSU defense, and most points the Tigers had allowed in regulation since the 2005 SEC Championship Game. This is the second time that Phillips has won the honor from the Master Coaches Survey, also winning following the 2006 win over Georgia.

Woodson was named National Player of the Week by Rivals.com. He completed 21 of 38 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning seven-yard TD to wide receiver Steve Johnson in the third overtime. He also rushed three times for 16 yards, including a 12-yard TD run. This marks the fourth time in his career, and third time this season, that Woodson has received a National Player of the Week honor.

For more on these awards, go to websites www.MCSpoll.com (click on “MCS Nike Game Balls”) and www.Rivals.com (click on story “Kaepernick off to fast start for Wolf Pack”).

Public Tickets Sold Out for Remainder of the Home Schedule: The Mississippi State and Tennessee home games have sold out of public tickets. At this point, the only tickets that could become available is if the Kentucky students do not pick up all of their allotment for those games.

Kentucky has had three sold-out home games so far this season, Louisville, LSU, and Florida.

“Buyer Beware” for Tickets Not Bought Through UK or TicketMaster: Fans are reminded “buyer beware” for game tickets not purchased through official outlets – UK Athletics or TicketMaster.

Tickets that have been reported as lost or stolen have cancelled bar codes and will not be admitted to Commonwealth Stadium. Also, UK student tickets are admissible only with a current UK student identification card.

In addition, counterfeit tickets appeared at Saturday’s LSU game, bearing fake bar codes that will not enable the ticket-holder to enter the stadium.

Fans Asked to Vote for Game-Winning TD for Game Changing Performance of the Week: André Woodson’s game-winning seven-yard touchdown pass to Steve Johnson in the third overtime of Saturday’s win over LSU is one of four nominees for the weekly “Pontiac Game Changing Performance” award.

Now it’s up to UK fans to determine if the Cats earned the “Pontiac Game Changing Performance” for the seventh week of the 2007 NCAA football season. Fans can go to Pontiac.com/ncaa, where they can view video clips of the four finalists and vote for their favorite play. Voting ends at midnight on Wednesday. ESPN will announce this week’s winner on Thursday night during the Pontiac Performance Halftime Report.

The winning university receives a $5,000 contribution from Pontiac to its general scholarship fund. Additionally the winning play will be nominated for the “Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year” and the chance to win a $100,000 general scholarship from Pontiac.

“Awarding more than $1 million since its inception, the Pontiac Game Changing Performance program continues to be a great example of how passionate fans can have a positive impact academically and athletically by generating scholarship dollars for university-wide programs,” said Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN GameDay analyst.

In addition, each week one person who visits Pontiac.com/ncaa also will win a $5,000 scholarship for him/herself or family. In total, Pontiac will provide $300,000 of scholarships to universities throughout the season.

Replays of LSU Game: There will be two replays of last Saturday’s Kentucky-LSU game that was televised originally by CBS.

The CWKYT station in Lexington (channel 5 on Insight Cable, 14 on DirecTV, and 99 on Time Warner) will replay the telecast Friday at 10 p.m.
College Sports Television (CSTV) will replay the game Friday at 4 p.m.


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