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Stoops knows no turnovers or allowing big special teams plays important to beat Missouri

By LARRY VAUGHT Missouri has lost two games this year and both times the opponent did not have a turnover or give up a big special teams play. “I think it’s very important. We have talked about it – you’ve heard me talk about that – that we haven’t played a complete game yet. And …

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RB Boom Williams back for Missouri but TE Steven Borden out

Kentucky will have freshman Boom Williams back in the lineup Saturday against Missouri after the running back missed the Mississippi State game because of a head injury suffered in the loss to LSU a week earlier. “I feel pretty good about things from the injury front. Yeah, (Williams) is cleared and ready to go,” Stoops …

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Kentucky coaches have really “harped” on better tackling this week

By LARRY VAUGHT Defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot has watched Kentucky give up over 300 yards rushing to both LSU and Mississippi State. While he knows No. 1 Mississippi State had “some very good runners,” he also knows UK’s defense was poor when it came to tackling. “We could’ve played a lot better fundamentally, tackling being …

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Mark Stoops on Patrick Towles, run defense, Missouri offense and more

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops sees Missouri as a team with talent that plays well — and also has bad games like most teams in the country. That’s how he explains Missouri losing at home to Indiana and being blown out by Georgia even though star running back Todd Gurley was suspended but …

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Blake McClain: “We’re never going to give up”

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky could secure bowl eligibility with a win at Missouri Saturday after coming off a hard-fought 45-31 loss to No. 1 Mississippi State. “We’re never going to give up. I don’t care if we’re down by 50 we’re never going to give up, we’re going to keep playing. That’s one thing we …

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Juniors Quinton Baker, Roland Walker verbally commit to Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky’s play against Mississippi State paid off in recruiting immediately when junior running back Quinton Baker of Ashland and Ohio junior linebacker Roland Walder both verbally committed to the Wildcats after attending the game. Baker is ranked among the nation’s top 30 running backs in the 2016 junior class and has rushed …

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Patrick Towles shows what he can do in 45-31 loss to No. 1 Mississippi State

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott did nothing to hurt his Heisman Trophy chances here Saturday. He threw for 216 yards and one score and ran for 88 yards and two scores to lead No. 1 Mississippi State to a 45-31 victory over Kentucky. Prescott is a big, physical quarterback who …

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SEC Nation hosts noticing the changes in Kentucky football program

By: ASHLEY SCOBY When Marcus Spears was a defensive end at LSU (2001-04), he and the rest of his Tigers team thought that Kentucky was a guaranteed W. Now, Spears, after a nine-year career in the NFL, has evolved into a host for SEC Nation, the SEC Network’s show broadcasting from Lexington this weekend before …

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