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UK-Tennessee Post Game Notes

Posted at 9:03 PM, Nov 10, 2018

FINAL SCORE: Tennessee 24, No. 12 Kentucky 7

Team Records and Series Information

  • Kentucky is 7-3, 5-3 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is 5-5, 2-4 in the SEC.
  • Tennessee leads the series, 80-25-9.
  • Next for the Wildcats: UK has its final home game on Saturday, Nov. 17, as the Wildcats play host to Middle Tennessee at noon. The television assignment is TBA.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky finishes tied for second in the SEC Eastern Division.  Along with the second-place finish in 2016 under Mark Stoops, it is UK’s two highest finishes since the league split into divisions in 1992.
  • This is the first time since 1993 that UK has allowed 34 points or less in each of the first 10 games.
  • UK has allowed 162 points this season, fewest in the first 10 games of a season since 1993 (147 points in 10 games).

Player Notes

  • UK’s game captains were TE C.J. Conrad, OT George Asafo-Adjei, LB Josh Allen and S Mike Edwards.
  • Sophomore quarterback Terry Wilson completed 21 of 34 passes for 172 yards and one touchdown.
    • Wilson completed 66.3 percent of his passes in UK’s four SEC road games, 67 of 101.  That is the second-highest single-season completion percentage in SEC road games in school history.  The record is 67.9 percent by Tim Couch in his 1998 SEC road games.
  • Junior running back Benny Snell Jr. rushed 20 times for 81 yards.
    • He set a career high with six pass receptions, good for 25 yards.  He totaled 106 yards from the line of scrimmage.
    • Has 3,513 career rushing yards, remaining in second place in UK history and 20th place in SEC history.
  • Senior tight end C.J. Conrad caught two passes for 39 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown. It is his second TD catch of the season and 11th of his career.
  • Sophomore wide receiver Lynn Bowden led the team in receiving with six catches for 57 yards.
    • Has caught at least three passes in every game this season and caught 25 passes over the last three games.
  • Junior wide receiver Tavin Richardson had season highs with four catches for 37 yards.
  • Sophomore punter Max Duffy had another solid day, punting seven times for a 46-yard average, with four inside the 20-yard line.
  • Senior safety Mike Edwards had six tackles and two pass breakups.
    • Edwards has 299 career tackles, needing one more to become the 19th player in school history to reach 300.
  • Although only playing in the second half, senior safety Darius West tied for the team lead with six tackles, including one for loss.
  • Senior linebacker Josh Allen tied for the team lead with six tackles, including one quarterback sack.
    • He has 11 sacks on the season, one short of Dennis Johnson’s single-season record of 12.
    • He has 25.5 sacks in his career, one-half sack shy of Oliver Barnett’s career record of 26.
  • Kentucky forced and recovered two fumbles today – a force and recovery by freshman LB Chris Oats, a force by freshman LB DeAndre Square and a recovery by junior DE Calvin Taylor.  Those were the first of their careers for all three players.