Kentucky improves to 8-3 in last eleven SEC home games

Photo: Regina Rickert

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Post-game notes following Saturday's 14-7 win over Vanderbilt.

Kentucky is 6-1, 4-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt is 3-5, 0-4 in the SEC.
Kentucky leads the series 45-42-4 and the Wildcats have won three in a row against VU.
Next for the Wildcats: UK plays at Missouri on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT in Columbia.

Team Notes

UK is bowl-eligible for the third straight season.
UK is 6-1, UK’s best seven-game start of a season since 2007, also 6-1.
This is the second-earliest date in school history that UK won its sixth game. The quickest season to six wins came on Oct. 13, 2007.
UK is 4-1 in the SEC, UK’s best five-game SEC start since the 1977 team started 5-0.
UK has four SEC wins in three straight seasons for the first time in school history.
UK will finish .500 or better in the SEC for three straight seasons, first time that has been accomplished since 1953-56.
UK has 12 SEC wins over the last three seasons, most since the 1976-78 teams won 13 SEC games.
UK is 8-3 in its last 11 SEC home games, best 11-game stretch in Kroger Field/Commonwealth Stadium history.
UK is 5-0 at home for the fifth time in Kroger Field/Commonwealth Stadium history, also 1977, 1987, 2007 and 2014.
UK is 15-6 in its last 21 regular-season games, best 21-game regular-season stretch since Nov. 6, 1976 to Oct. 28, 1978 (15-5-1).
UK is 11-7 in its last 18 SEC games, the best 18-game stretch since the 1977-79 teams went 11-7.
Mark Stoops has 32 wins at Kentucky, tying Harry Gamage (1927-33) for sixth place in school history.
Mark Stoops has 25 home wins, tying Rich Brooks for third-most home wins in Kroger Field/Commonwealth Stadium history.
UK has allowed 90 points this season, fewest in the first seven games of a season since 2008.
UK has allowed 60 points in five SEC games this season, fewest in the first five SEC games since 1977.
UK has allowed 20 points or less in all seven games this season, first time since 1955 that UK has begun a season by holding seven straight opponents to 20 or less.
UK rushed for 280 yards tonight. Since 1985, UK is 34-0 at home when rushing for at least 250 yards. x
UK has held three SEC opponents – Mississippi State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt – to 10 points or less, first time the Wildcats have done that since 1979.
UK limited Vanderbilt to 284 total offensive yards tonight. UK has kept all seven opponents under 400 this season, first time the Cats have kept seven straight foes under 400 since 2008.
This is the first time that UK has kept five consecutive SEC opponents under 400 yards since 1988.
UK held Vanderbilt to 4 of 13 on third-down conversions, 30.8 percent, UK’s best third-down defensive performance of the season.

Player Notes

UK’s game captains were LB Kash Daniel, RB Benny Snell, OT George Asafo-Adjei and TE C.J. Conrad.
Sophomore quarterback Terry Wilson completed 3 of 9 passes for 18 yards and one touchdown. He also picked up 91 rushing yards on 12 carries.
Junior running back Benny Snell Jr. rushed 32 times for 169 yards and one touchdown.
On UK’s game-winning drive in the fourth quarter, he gained 74 of the 80 yards. The drive was capped by his own seven-yard scoring run.
He has 248 career points, moving past Joey Worley (246 points) for third place in UK history.
This was his fourth 100-yard game of the season and 16th of his career, two behind UK career leader Sonny Collins.
Has 3,292 career rushing yards, remaining in third place in UK history.
Snell’s 169 yards tonight is the fifth-most ever by a Wildcat against Vanderbilt.
In three career games vs. Vanderbilt, he has rushed for 379 yards and four touchdowns.
Snell’s 32 rushing attempts tonight are the most in a UK home game since Derick Logan toted the pigskin 41 times against Mississippi State in 1996.
Sophomore wide receiver Lynn Bowden made all three of UK’s pass receptions tonight, good for 18 yards and his third touchdown of the year. He also had a TD reception in UK’s previous game at Texas A&M.
Junior linebacker Kash Daniel led the Wildcats and tied his career high in tackles with 11 stops.
He was credited with two tackles for loss (-4 yards).
He had a huge play early in the fourth quarter. With VU 4th-and-1 on the UK 16-yard line, he knocked loose a fumble that was recovered by teammate Quinton Bohanna.
Senior linebacker Josh Allen had eight tackles, including two sacks (-13 yards), and a pass breakup.
He ended Vanderbilt’s final threat of the game when he sacked the quarterback, causing a fumble that was recovered by Mike Edwards, clinching the game for the Wildcats.
With eight sacks on the season, it is the most for a Wildcat in one season since Jeremy Jarmon had nine in 2007.
Now has 22.5 career sacks, needs one to tie Bud Dupree for second in UK history.
Sophomore linebacker Jamar “Boogie” Watson had a quarterback sack tonight, his fourth consecutive game with a sack.
He is the first Wildcat with a sack in four straight games since Josh Allen began the 2017 season with a sack in the first six games.

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