Kentucky-Louisville Post Game Stats

Kentucky Post-Game Notes
Kentucky at Louisville
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Ky.

Final Score: Kentucky 27, Louisville 2

* This was the season-opening game for both teams.
* Kentucky has a record of 80-33-5 in season openers, including 7-15-1 in season openers played on the road.
* Kentucky leads the series, 12-9, including 5-3 in games played in Louisville.
* Kentucky has won two in a row vs. Louisville for the first time since 1997-98.
* Kentucky has won 11 consecutive non-conference games, the longest since a 17-game win streak from 1954-60.
* Kentucky is now 49-29-5 vs. members in the current alignment of the Big East Conference.
* Rich Brooks now has 26 wins as head coach of the Wildcats, moving into a tie with Bill Curry for sixth place on the UK career coaching list.

Team Notes
* Holding Louisville to two points marked the first time UK held an opponent without an offensive score since a 25-0 shutout over Vanderbilt on Nov. 16, 1996
* Kentucky held Louisville scoreless in the first half. The last time that happened was Sept. 9, 2006, when the Wildcats shut out Texas State in the first half.
* Kentucky held Louisville to 53 rushing yards, the fewest since holding Mississippi State to 24 rushing yards in 2006.
* Kentucky held Louisville to 205 yards total offense, the fewest since limiting Eastern Kentucky to 202 yards in last year’s season opener.
* This was the first time that Kentucky had two defensive touchdowns in the same game since Sept. 27, 1986, in a 20-17 win over Cincinnati, when Chris Chenault and David Johnson had interception returns for touchdowns.
* Kentucky garnered five turnovers in the game, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries. The last time UK got five turnovers in a game was the 31-14 win over Ole Miss in 2006. It is interesting to note that Myron Pryor was a key figure in that game, as he had an interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Individual Notes
* In the second quarter, Myron Pryor caused a fumble that Ashton Cobb returned 28 yards for his first collegiate touchdown.
-- It is Pryor’s fifth caused fumble of his career
-- UK’s last fumble return for a touchdown was Trevard Lindley’s 66-yard return for a TD at Arkansas on Sept. 22, 2007.
* In the fourth quarter, Johnny Williams caused a fumble on a sack, which Myron Pryor returned 72 yards his first collegiate touchdown. It is Williams’ third caused fumble of his career.
* For the game, Pryor totaled three tackles, one tackle for loss, one caused fumble and one fumble return for a touchdown.
* Mike Hartline completed 16 of 31 passes for 147 yards, all career highs.
* Dicky Lyons had two pass receptions for 25 yards. He now has 1,513 career receiving yards, moving past Felix Wilson (1,508) for sixth place on the UK career receiving list.
* Cornerback Trevard Lindley intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter. It is the sixth interception of his career. It is the second-consecutive season that Lindley had an interception against Louisville.
* Safety Marcus McClinton had an interception in the fourth quarter, the seventh of his career.
* Freshman safety Matt Lentz got an interception in his first collegiate game.
* Tim Masthay continued his excellent kickoff work. Masthay, who led the Southeastern Conference in touchbacks last season, had four kickoff touchbacks today.
* Freshman Matt Roark deflected a Louisville field goal attempt in the first quarter. It is UK’s first field goal block Nov. 25, 2006 when Curtis Pulley blocked a field goal at Tennessee.
* Kentucky has blocked a kick in consecutive games as Roger Williams blocked a Florida State punt in the 2007 Music City Bowl.
* Center Jorge Gonzalez, offensive guard Jess Beets and quarterback Mike Hartline made their first collegiate starts.
* In addition, David Jones made his first start as a cornerback, as he had started previously as a wide receiver. Jones has the first two pass breakups of his career.
* E.J. Adams made his first start as a wide receiver, having started previously at cornerback. Adams had his first two pass receptions, good for 17 yards.

Governor’s Cup Records
* Kentucky intercepted three passes, tying the record set by UK in 2000.
* Dicky Lyons had six punt returns. The old record was five punt returns by UK’s Antonio O’Ferral in 1995.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus