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Stoops says no “easy way” to slow down Dak Prescott

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky coach Mark Stoops knows what problems Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott can put on his defense Saturday. “With what they do offensively, schematically and with a guy like Dak running their team it puts a lot of stress on a defense. There’s no easy way” Stoops said. “Any time you incorporate …

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Neal Brown says Ryan Timmons has “to get better away from the ball”

Neal Brown had a couple of interesting things to say about UK’s receivers after Tuesday’s practice: Does he need more from Ryan Timmons and other playmakers: “He had a couple of chances to make some big plays. I thought he had a seam pass early in the game when I think it was 17-3, 17-0, …

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Neal Brown on Mikel Horton, running game, Patrick Towles, State defense

By LARRY VAUGHT Freshman running back Stanley “Boom” Williams’ head injury likely will result in more playing time for Kentucky freshmen Mikel Horton against No. 1 Mississippi State Saturday. “I think he plays more. I thought he played well (at LSU). I thought he did some really good things,” said Brown. “He was one of …

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Dan Mullen calls UK one “most improved teams in college football”

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has spent the past month obliterating stereotypes about the program, ignoring a mediocre history and rising to the top spot in the national rankings for the first time in school history. Now the Bulldogs are learning to embrace life as the favorite. No. 1 Mississippi State (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern …

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CBS Sports plans documentary on Nate Northington, first African American football player in SEC

CBS Sports Network presents FORWARD PROGRESS: THE INTEGRATION OF SEC FOOTBALL, a documentary about Nate Northington, the first African American football player in the SEC, and the impact his arrival had on the University of Kentucky, the SEC, and the sports and cultural landscape in the United States. The one-hour documentary airs during African American …

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Mark Stoops knows it is important for his team to regain confidence to prepare for No. 1 Mississippi State

By LARRY VAUGHT After a surprising 5-1 start, Kentucky was no match for LSU on the road Saturday and lost 41-3 and now UK coach Mark Stoops admits that a rebuilding program could have its confidence impacted by that outcome. “Yeah, you worry about it and we need to address it because you’re going to …

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Mark Stoops likes way team has “been pretty focused all week”

By LARRY VAUGHT Mark Stoops knows that midseason games can sometimes be a time for players to have a natural letdown, especially if the season is not going well. “I think we’re right in the middle of the season, and the monotony of going through a tough season kind of sets in with everybody. So …

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LSU running back Leonard Fournette impresses Stoops, Eliot with his power and speed

By LARRY VAUGHT Freshman Leonard Fournette leads LSU in rushing with 504 yards — a 5.4 yard per carry average — and six touchdowns going into Saturday night’s game with Kentucky in Baton Rouge. “He is a very, very, very good tailback. He is extremely athletic but yet has size where he can run you …

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