Kentucky falls to Texas A&M in first overtime game since 2015

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Kentucky is 5-1, 3-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Texas A&M is 4-2, 2-1 in the SEC.

Texas A&M leads the series 2-1. The teams had not played in 65 years, since the 1952 and ’53 seasons.

Next for the Wildcats: UK has an open date before playing host to Vanderbilt on Oct. 20.

Team Notes

This was UK’s first overtime game since defeating Eastern Kentucky in OT in 2015.

UK has allowed 83 points this season, fewest in the first six games of a season since 2008.

UK has allowed 53 points in four SEC games this season, fewest in the first four SEC games since 1977.

UK has allowed 20 points or less in all six games this season, first time since 1975 that UK has allowed six straight opponents to 20 or less.

UK had four quarterback sacks tonight, tying the season high.

UK had a season-high nine tackles for loss.

Player Notes

UK’s game captains were RB Benny Snell, OT George Asafo-Adjei and TE C.J. Conrad.

Sophomore quarterback Terry Wilson completed 65 percent of his passes (13 of 20) for 108 yards and one touchdown.

Junior running back Benny Snell Jr. led the Wildcat ground game with 13 rushes for 60 yards. He added four pass receptions for 18 yards.
Has 3,123 career rushing yards, remaining in third place in UK history.

Sophomore wide receiver Lynn Bowden caught three passes for 55 yards and one touchdown.

His 54-yard TD reception in the first quarter tied his career long, which came earlier this year at Florida.

Senior safety Darius West had a magnificent game, scoring a touchdown on a 40-yard fumble return, grabbing an interception, and leading the Wildcats with 10 tackles.

He collected his third interception of the year early in the fourth quarter.

All three pickoffs have come in SEC games, also Florida and South Carolina.

Senior safety Mike Edwards had nine tackles, including three for loss.

Senior WR David Bouvier and freshman LB Chris Oats made their first collegiate starts.

Oats got his first collegiate sack in the second quarter and ended the game with four tackles, including 1.5 for loss.