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Guest post: Long-time UK fan notes that “better” does not mean “good enough” yet for UK football

By BARRY PEEL Reality check: LSU 41, UK 3. First, let me offer an obligatory caveat that I’m a UK fan and have been for 60 years. I want them to win. I’m disappointed when they lose. I still maintain UK is on the right track with Mark Stoops. He’s recruited better players and has …

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Marcus McWilson says Cats did not have normal “intensity and energy” to start LSU game

By LARRY VAUGHT Special teams miscues put Kentucky in trouble against LSU immediately and then the Wildcats could not consistently stop the Tigers’ running game or generate any consistent offense in Saturday night’s 41-3 loss to host LSU. It was a dose of reality for Kentucky after a surprising 5-1 start and reminder why LSU has …

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LSU has no trouble racing past UK 41-3; Boom Williams injured

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Terrence Magee amassed 220 all-purpose yards and rushed for two touchdowns, Tre’Davious White scored on a 67-yard punt return and LSU routed Kentucky 41-3 on Saturday night. Travin Dural caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Jennings and Leonard Fournette added a short scoring run for the Tigers (6-2, 2-2 …

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Kentucky commit Landon Young “doing a great job” at Lafayette

By LARRY VAUGHT   Lafayette junior lineman Landon Young was the first commitment in Kentucky’s 2016 recruiting class long before he knew the Wildcats would open this season 5-1 going into tonight’s game against LSU. Lafayette coach Eric Shaw likes the way Young has been playing this season. “He’s doing a great job,” Shaw said. …

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Patrick Towles: “We plan on going down there and winning the football game”

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles doesn’t mind admitting that he believes UK will win at LSU tonight. “We plan on going down there and winning the football game. We want to win every football game. Somebody asked me after the Monroe game, they were like, ‘Hey, you know, did you expect to be …

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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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Neal Brown on LSU defense, Tiger Stadium noise, Patrick Towles

By LARRY VAUGHT LSU has the type of defense that Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown says one would expect. “They’re big, fast, strong. Danielle Hunter, their defensive end, really can come off the edge. He’s going to pose some problems. We’ve gotta account for him, similar to Dante Fowler that plays for Florida,” said Brown. …

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