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Kentucky Wildcats – Florida Gators postgame notes

Courtesy of UK Athletics, here are the postgame notes from Saturday night’s 24-7 loss to the Florida Gators:

 

Team Records and Series Notes

  • With the loss, Kentucky falls to 1-3, including an 0-1 mark in the Southeastern Conference. Florida improves to 3-1, 2-0 in the SEC.
  • Florida leads the all-time series, 47-17, including a 19-10 mark in Lexington. The Gators have now won 27 consecutive meetings in the series.

 

Team Notes

  • Kentucky committed just three penalties for 25 yards, a season-low.
  • UK intercepted its first pass of the year, coming from sophomore Josh Forrest.
  • UK scored on its first drive of the game for the second time in 2013 and the first since a 61-yard game-opening drive against Miami (Ohio).
  • The coaching staffs for each team wore patches to raise awareness and funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.
  • Kentucky returns to action at No. 12 South Carolina on Sat. Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET.  The game will be televised on selected affiliates of the Fox Sports Network.

 

Individual Notes

  • Junior OL Max Godby made his first career start at left guard
  • Freshman RB Jojo Kemp made his first career start.
    • Kemp finished with three carries for 19 yards.
  • Senior RB Raymond Sanders rushed five times for 16 yards.
    • Sanders needs three more rushing yards to move into a tie with Rod Stewart (1975-78) for No. 25 on the UK career rushing list.
    • Sanders caught a season-high equaling three passes.
  • Senior kicker Joe Mansour rushed for a 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter, his first career rushing attempt.
    • It marked the first rushing attempt for a UK place kicker since Lonas Seiber rushed for a two-yard loss in 2006 vs. Georgia.
      • Mansour is the first UK kicker to rush for a touchdown, with immediate, game-by-game records dating back to 1982.
  • Sophomore DB Nate Willis had a career-high seven tackles with his first two career tackles for a loss.
  • Senior LB Avery Williamson, who leads the SEC in tackles, paced the team with seven tackles. He has a streak of 23 consecutive games with at least three tackles.
  • Freshman Blake McClain charted his third pass break-up of the year.
  • Sophomore Josh Forrest picked off his first career pass, returning it for 39 yards in the third quarter.
  • Freshman WR Ryan Timmons caught a team-high six passes for 40 yards, marking a new career high in receptions and yards.
  • Freshman WR Alex Montgomery tied his career-high with four receptions, setting a new career-high with 47 yards.
  • Junior DE Alvin “Bud” Dupree had a team-high equaling seven tackles, including half a sack. He has a streak of 19 consecutive games with at least three tackles.
    • Dupree notched his first pass break-up of the year and the fourth of his career.
    • Dupree has two sacks on the year.

Topics: Florida Gators, Football, Kentucky Wildcats

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