Loss at Tennessee sends Kentucky to a final 5-3 mark in the SEC

Team Records and Series Information

Kentucky is 7-3, 5-3 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is 5-5, 2-4 in the SEC.

Tennessee leads the series, 80-25-9.

Next for the Wildcats: UK has its final home game on Saturday, Nov. 17, as the Wildcats play host to Middle Tennessee at noon. The television assignment is TBA.

Team Notes

Kentucky finishes tied for second in the SEC Eastern Division. Along with the second-place finish in 2016 under Mark Stoops, it is UK’s two highest finishes since the league split into divisions in 1992.

This is the first time since 1993 that UK has allowed 34 points or less in each of the first 10 games.

UK has allowed 162 points this season, fewest in the first 10 games of a season since 1993 (147 points in 10 games).

Player Notes

UK’s game captains were TE C.J. Conrad, OT George Asafo-Adjei, LB Josh Allen and S Mike Edwards.

Sophomore quarterback Terry Wilson completed 21 of 34 passes for 172 yards and one touchdown.

Wilson completed 66.3 percent of his passes in UK’s four SEC road games, 67 of 101. That is the second-highest single-season completion percentage in SEC road games in school history. The record is 67.9 percent by Tim Couch in his 1998 SEC road games.

Junior running back Benny Snell Jr. rushed 20 times for 81 yards.
He set a career high with six pass receptions, good for 25 yards. He totaled 106 yards from the line of scrimmage.

Has 3,513 career rushing yards, remaining in second place in UK history and 20th place in SEC history.

Senior tight end C.J. Conrad caught two passes for 39 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown. It is his second TD catch of the season and 11th of his career.

Sophomore wide receiver Lynn Bowden led the team in receiving with six catches for 57 yards.

Has caught at least three passes in every game this season and caught 25 passes over the last three games.

Junior wide receiver Tavin Richardson had season highs with four catches for 37 yards.

Sophomore punter Max Duffy had another solid day, punting seven times for a 46-yard average, with four inside the 20-yard line.

Senior safety Mike Edwards had six tackles and two pass breakups.
Edwards has 299 career tackles, needing one more to become the 19th player in school history to reach 300.

Although only playing in the second half, senior safety Darius West tied for the team lead with six tackles, including one for loss.

Senior linebacker Josh Allen tied for the team lead with six tackles, including one quarterback sack.

He has 11 sacks on the season, one short of Dennis Johnson’s single-season record of 12.

He has 25.5 sacks in his career, one-half sack shy of Oliver Barnett’s career record of 26.

Kentucky forced and recovered two fumbles today – a force and recovery by freshman LB Chris Oats, a force by freshman LB DeAndre Square and a recovery by junior DE Calvin Taylor. Those were the first of their careers for all three players.



 
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