Kentucky Postgame Notes Following Win over Missouri

Posted at 10:53 PM, Oct 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-27 22:53:33-04


Kentucky at Missouri

Faurot Field, Columbia, Mo.

Oct. 27, 2018


FINAL SCORE: No. 12/14 Kentucky 15, Missouri 14

Team Records and Series Information

  • Kentucky is 7-1, 5-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Missouri is 4-4, 0-4 in the SEC.
  • Kentucky leads the series 6-3 and the Wildcats have won four in a row against the Tigers.
  • Next for the Wildcats: UK plays host to Georgia on Sat. Nov. 3. Game time and television assignment will be finalized tonight, following the outcomes of today’s games.


Team Notes

  • With a win today, UK has tied or improved its record every season since Mark Stoops became head coach in 2013.
    • UK won two games in 2012, the season before Stoops arrived, followed by two wins in 2013, five in 2014 and ’15, and seven in 2016, ’17 and ’18.
  • UK is 7-1, the best start of a season since the 1977 team went 10-1.
  • UK is 5-1 in the SEC, clinching the first winning league record since the 1977 team went 6-0.
  • UK has 13 SEC wins over the last three seasons, tying the school record for most conference victories over a three-year period, as the 1976-78 teams also won 13 SEC games.
  • UK is 16-6 in its last 22 regular-season games, best 22-game regular-season stretch since Nov. 13, 1976 to Nov. 11, 1978 (15-5-1).
  • UK is 12-7 in its last 19 SEC games, the best 19-game stretch since Nov. 20, 1976 to Nov. 24, 1979 (12-7).
  • Mark Stoops has 33 wins at Kentucky, moving past Harry Gamage (1927-33) for sixth place in school history.
  • UK has allowed 104 points this season, fewest in the first eight games of a season since the 1987 team gave up 98 points in the first eight.
  • UK has allowed 74 points in six SEC games this season, fewest in the first six SEC games since 1979 (64).
  • UK limited Missouri to 249 yards today.  The Wildcats have kept all eight opponents this season under 400 yards.
  • UK has allowed 20 points or less in all eight games this season, first time since 1950 that UK has begun a season by holding eight straight opponents to 20 or less.
  • UK won its second game in a row decided by eight points or less. UK is 2-1 in such games this season.
    • Since 2016, UK is 10-5 in games decided by eight points or less.
  • After trailing 14-3 at halftime, the Kentucky defense got eight straight three-and-outs in the second half, not allowing a single first down after intermission.
  • Trailing 14-3 with in the fourth quarter, UK rallied with two touchdowns in the final 5:18 to win.
    • This is the eighth time under Coach Mark Stoops that UK has trailed by at least 10 points in a game and rallied to win.
    • This breaks the school record by a coach, as Rich Brooks had seven rallies by at least 10 points to win from 2003-09.
  • UK threw for a season-high 294 passing yards today.

Player Notes

  • UK’s game captains were LB Kash Daniel, RB Benny Snell, OT George Asafo-Adjei and TE C.J. Conrad.
  • Sophomore quarterback Terry Wilson set season highs by completing 22 of 31 passes for 267 yards. He also hit C.J. Conrad with a two-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the game.
  • Junior running back Benny Snell Jr. rushed 19 times for 67 yards.
    • Has 3,359 career rushing yards, moving past Moe Williams (3,333 from 1993-95) for second place in UK history.
    • In three career games vs. Missouri, he has rushed for 376 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Sophomore wide receiver Lynn Bowden set career highs with 13 receptions for 166 yards.
    • The last Wildcat with 10 receptions in a game was Ryan Timmons vs. Ohio in 2014.
    • The last Wildcat with 100 receiving yards in a game was Garrett Johnson vs. Missouri in 2017.
  • Bowden’s first punt return of his career was a 67-yarder for a touchdown with 5:18 remaining.
    • The last Wildcat to return a punt for a touchdown was Charles Walker vs. New Mexico State in 2016.
  • Senior tight end C.J. Conrad had two catches for 12 yards, including the two-yard game-winning touchdown on the final play of the game.
  • Senior linebacker Jordan Jones had a season-high 10 tackles, his sixth double-figure tackle game of his career.
  • Senior safety Darius West blocked a field-goal attempt in the first quarter, the first blocked kick of his career and UK’s first blocked kick of the season. He also had eight tackles and a pass breakup.
    • UK’s previous blocked field goal was last season vs. Missouri.
  • Senior linebacker Josh Allen led the Wildcats with 11 tackles, including a pair of quarterback sacks, both of which caused fumbles.
    • With 10 sacks on the season, it is the most for a Wildcat since Dean Wells had 10 sacks in 1992 and is tied for the third-most in a season.
    • Now has 24.5 career sacks, moving past Bud Dupree for second in UK history.
  • Freshman kicker Chance Poore saw his first collegiate action.  He made a 31-yard field goal on the game’s opening drive. It was his only kick of the game.