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KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES

Ole Miss at Kentucky

Kroger Field, Lexington, Ky.

Nov. 4, 2017

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 34, Ole Miss 37

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 6-3 overall, 3-3 in the Southeastern Conference. Ole Miss is 4-5 overall, 2-4 in the league. 
  • Ole Miss leads the all-time series in games played 28-14-1. Kentucky leads the all-time series in games played in Lexington, 11-10-1.
  • The Wildcats will return to action on Nov. 11 at Vanderbilt. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET and will be televised on the SEC Network.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky out rushed Ole Miss 219-91.
    • This marked the sixth time this season UK has outrushed its opponent.
  • The Wildcats won the time of possession battle 36:15 to 23:40.
    • This marked the fifth time this season UK has won the time of possession battle. It is the first time this season UK has accomplished that and lost the game.
  • Neither team had a turnover in the game, keeping Kentucky’s season turnover margin at +2.
  • Kentucky had a season-high 10 different receivers make a reception in the game.
  • UK scored on its first five possessions to start the game, which is the longest stretch of consecutive scoring drives this season.
  • This was the first time in Kroger Field history that UK has had five consecutive home games decided by six points or less.
  • Kentucky is now 8-3 in games decided by seven points or less the past two seasons.
  • UK has scored 20 or more points in the first half of three straight home games in the same season for the first time since 2006.
    • Kentucky has scored at least 27 points in four consecutive SEC home games for the first time since 2010.

Player Notes

  • UK’s game captains were OG Nick Haynes, QB Stephen Johnson, LB Courtney Love and S Mike Edwards. They have been game captains every game this season.
  • Senior quarterback Stephen Johnson went 19-for-24 in the game for 204 yards and one touchdown.
    • Johnson completed 12 straight passes in the game, which was the fifth longest completion streak in a game in program history.
  • Sophomore running back Benny Snell rushed a game-high 28 times for 176 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Snell is the first player in school history with at least five 100-yard rushing games in back-to-back seasons.
    • Snell is the first player in school history with at least 176 rushing yards in back-to-back games.
    • Snell’s rushing total was the second most ever by a UK player against Ole Miss.
    • This is the second consecutive game that Benny Snell has had two rushing touchdowns in the second quarter.
    • Snell is the first UK player with three rushing touchdowns in back-to-back games since Moe Williams in 1995.
    • Snell has the most rushing yards in consecutive SEC games 356 by a UK player since Artose Pinner against LSU and Vanderbilt in 2002. He had 367 combined.
  • Senior wide receiver Garrett Johnson caught three passes in the game and has caught at least one pass in 20 consecutive games.
  • Junior safety Mike Edwards led Kentucky in tackles with 11, he added a quarterback hurry. 
    • Edwards has recorded 10 or more tackles in five games this season.
  • Junior linebacker Jordan Jones had eight tackles, one sack and three tackles-for-loss in the game.
  • Freshman nose guard Quinton Bohanna and junior cornerback Lonnie Johnson, Jr. each made their first career starts in the game.
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