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.
- 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.
- 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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