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Kentucky-Georgia postgame notes, numbers

KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES

Georgia at Kentucky

Commonwealth Stadium – Lexington, Ky.

Nov. 5, 2016

FINAL SCORE: Georgia 27, Kentucky 24

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 5-4 overall, 4-3 in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia is now 5-4, 3-4 in the league.
      • Saturday was Kentucky’s first SEC home loss of the season. UK went 3-1 in SEC home games this season.
  • Georgia leads the all-time series in games played 56-12-2, including a 27-7 mark in games played in Lexington.
  • Kentucky will return to action Sat. Nov. 12 when it travels to face Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. The game will be at noon ET on the SEC Network. 

 

Kentucky Team Notes

  • UK’s game captains were senior center Jon Toth, junior wide receiver Jeff Badet, junior linebacker Courtney Love and senior defensive lineman Courtney Miggins
    • This was the sixth time this season that Kentucky has used those four players for captains. UK is 4-2 with Toth, Badet, Love and Miggins as captains.
  • Kentucky is 2-2 in 2016 when leading at halftime and is 12-3 under head coach Mark Stoops when leading at halftime.
  • Prior to tonight’s loss, Kentucky had won 31 straight games when leading at the end of the third quarter. UK is now 4-1 on the year when having a lead at the end of the third quarter, including 14-1 in the Mark Stoops era.
  • The Kentucky defense had seven tackles-for-loss in the game, which was its second highest total of the season.
  • Georgia had three tackles-for-loss in the game, which is the lowest total a defense has had against Kentucky this season.
  • The Wildcats went 4-for-4 in the redzone with three touchdowns and one field goal.
  • Kentucky’s 186 rushing yards were the most Georgia has allowed this season on the ground.
    • Benny Snell is the only player to rush for over 100 yards against Georgia this season.
    • Snell is the first UK player to rush for over 100 yards against Georgia since Artose Pinner on Oct. 26, 2002.
  • Kentucky had three rushing touchdowns in the game and has had at least one rushing touchdown in each of its last 12 home games.
  • Kentucky forced three turnovers in the game, which was its most forced turnovers against an SEC opponent since Sept. 27, 2014 against Vanderbilt.

 

Kentucky Player Notes

  • Freshman running back Benny Snell, Jr. made his first career start in the game Saturday, rushing 21 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Snell rushed for a three-yard touchdown in the first quarter and a 1-yard touchdown in the third quarter, breaking the UK record for most total touchdowns by a freshman with 10. Randall Cobb scored nine touchdowns as a freshman in 2008.
    • He eclipsed 100 yards on the ground for the third game in a row, and fourth time this season overall. Snell’s 100-yard game tonight tied the school’s freshman record for most 100-yard rushing games in a season. The other two UK players to accomplish that feat were Moe Williams in 1993 and Chris Jones in 1979.
    • Snell is the first UK player with a rushing touchdown in three consecutive games since Derrick Locke in 2010.
    • Snell is the first freshman with a rushing touchdown in three consecutive games since Randall Cobb in 2008.
    • Snell had the most rushing yards for a UK player against Georgia since Derick Logan had 140 yards on Oct. 26, 1996.
    • Snell is the third freshman in school history with a 100-yard rushing game against Georgia. The other two were Derick Logan in 1996 and Moe Williams in 1993.
    • Snell has the most rushing touchdowns in a single season (10) since Derrick Locke had 10 in 2010.
    • Snell currently has 775 rushing yards this season, which already is the second most ever by a freshman in a season for UK. Moe Williams had 928 rushing yards as a freshman in 1993.
    • Snell is the first freshman with three consecutive 100-yard rushing games since Derick Logan on Oct. 26 – Nov. 9 – Nov. 16, 1996.
    • Snell has the most rushing yards (435) by a UK player in a three-game span since Rafael Little on Oct. 29 – Nov. 5 – Nov. 12, 2005. He had 436 during that three-game span.
    • Snell is the first freshman in school history with 100 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in three consecutive games.
  • Junior running back Stanley Boom Williams rushed 14 times for 77 yards and one touchdown.
    • Williams now has 2,239 career rushing yards, sitting seventh most in program history.
    • Williams needs 379 more rushing yards to tie Derrick Locke for sixth all time on UK’s career rushing list.
    • Williams reached 3,000 career all-purpose yards in the game, sitting at 3,034.
  • Junior wide receiver Garrett Johnson had two catches for 33 yards.
    • Johnson now has 1,304 career receiving yards, ranking 16th on UK’s career receiving yard list.
    • Johnson needs 20 more receiving yards to tie James Whalen and Rafael Little for 14th on that list.
  • Junior wide receiver Jeff Badet had two catches for 34 yards in the game.
    • Badet now has 1,245 career receiving yards, ranking 19th all-time in UK school history.
    • Badet needs 44 more yards to tie Chris Matthews for 18th all-time on that list.
  • Sophomore safety Mike Edwards had 13 tackles in the game, which was a career high.
    • Edwards has had 10 or more tackles in three games this season.
  • Sophomore linebacker Jordan Jones had 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, one fumble forced and one pass breakup in the game.
    • Jones now has 87 tackles to lead Kentucky on the season, adding 8.0 tackles-for-loss.
    • Jones has recorded 10 or more tackles in three games this season.
  • Sophomore linebacker Josh Allen had eight tackles in the game, his second best output of the season.
    • Allen now has 44 tackles for the season, including 6.0 tackles for loss.

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