Tailback Derrick Locke was named honorable-mention National Running Back of the Week and kickoff man Craig McIntosh was chosen as honorable-mention National Kickoff Specialist of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards for their efforts in Kentucky’s 34-27 win at Georgia.
The College Football Performance Awards are a scientific evaluation of game-day achievements.
Locke led the Wildcats in rushing with 16 carries for 80 yards, including two carries for a first down to run out the clock on the game’s final possession. He caught two passes for 80 yards, and both were big ones – a 20-yarder for a touchdown and a 60-yarder that went the distance for another TD. He added 85 yards in kickoff returns for 245 all-purpose yards.
McIntosh kicked off six times against Georgia, with his hang time and placement helping pin the Bulldogs within their own 21-yard line on three occasions. McIntosh (Lexington, Ky.) also was honored last week as the National Kickoff Specialist of the Week.