Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers Post Game Notes

Nov 30, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA;Tennessee Volunteers running back Rajion Neal (20) runs for a touchdown against Kentucky Wildcats safety Ashely Lowery (5) and cornerback Cody Quinn (16) in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 30, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA;Tennessee Volunteers running back Rajion Neal (20) runs for a touchdown against Kentucky Wildcats safety Ashely Lowery (5) and cornerback Cody Quinn (16) in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES

Tennessee at Kentucky

Commonwealth Stadium — Lexington, Ky.

Nov. 30, 2013

FINAL SCORE: Tennessee 27, Kentucky 14

Team Records and Series Notes

 

  • Kentucky is 2-10 overall, 0-8 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is 5-7 overall, 2-7 in the league.
  • Tennessee leads the series 76-24-9.

 

 

 

Team Notes

 

  • Kentucky recovered 12 fumbles this season. The Wildcats entered the game leading the SEC and ranking 11th nationally in that category.
  • The Wildcats finished with 393 total yards of offense, its best output in an SEC game in 2013.
  • UK threw for 254 yards, the second-most yards through the air for UK in 2013 and its most since the Miami (Ohio) tilt.
    • It marked the most passing yards for UK in an SEC game since throwing for 283 yards in a 2011 win at Ole Miss.
  • UK finished with a 31:22-28:38 advantage in time of possession, marking the fourth time in 2013 and the first time since the Missouri game that UK won the time of possession battle.

 

 

 

Individual Notes

 

  • Sophomore RB Dyshawn Mobley rushed a career-high 17 times, for a career-best 143 yards.
    • Mobley’s 100-yard rushing performance was the first for a UK player since Jalen Whitlow rushed for 101 yards in a win over Alabama State in 2013.
    • Mobley rushed 25 times for 210 yards and one touchdown over the last two weeks, after running it 10 times for 92 yards last week at Georgia.
      • 70-percent of Mobley’s 2013 rushing output (210-of-300 yards) came in the last two weeks of the year.
    • Mobley’s 143 yards rushing was the most for a UK player since CoShik Williams rushed for 148 yards in a 2011 win over Jacksonville State.
      • It marked the most rushing yards for a UK player in an SEC game since Derek Locke ran for 170 yards in a win over Vanderbilt in 2010.
  • Junior QB Maxwell Smith made his fourth start of the year and his first since facing Louisville on Sept. 14, 2013.
    • Smith finished the game a season-high 25-for-38 through the air, with 254 yards and two TDs.
    • It marked Smith’s sixth career 250+ passing yard game.
    • Smith threw his career-high ninth TD of the year and the 21st of his three-year career.
  • Freshman RB Jojo Kemp finished the year leading the Wildcats in rushing, with 482 yards.
    • Kemp is the first UK freshman to lead the team in rushing since current UK running backs coach Chad Scott led the Wildcats in 2000.
      • Since 1946, only 15 UK players have led the team in rushing in their first season on campus, including just four players since 1990.
      • Kemp ranks ninth among those 15 players in team-leading rushing yards gained in their first season with the Wildcats.
  • Senior kicker Joe Mansour finished the year 12-for-14 on field goal attempts (86 percent), ranking tied with Craig McIntosh (2011; 12-for-14) for the second-best field-goal percentage in UK single-season history.
  • Senior LB Avery Williamson totaled six tackles and finished 2013 with 102 total tackles.
    • Williamson totaled 100+ tackles in two consecutive seasons.
    • He finished with 296 tackles in his career.
  • Sophomore WR A.J. Legree caught a career-long 25-yard pass in the first half.
  • Junior WR Javess Blue hauled in his fourth TD of the year in the fourth quarter.
    • It marked Blue’s second consecutive game with a TD.
  • Freshman WR Jeff Badet caught a career-high six passes for 47 yards.
  • Senior TE Anthony Kendrick hauled in his first career touchdown in the second quarter.
  • Junior DB Ashely Lowery recorded his first interception of the year and the second of his career.
  • Freshman CB Blake McClain notched his fourth pass break-up of 2013 and his first since the Mississippi State game.
  • Freshman DE Jason Hatcher recorded his second career sack.
  • Junior DE Alvin “Bud” Dupree notched his third quarterback hurry of the year.
  • Senior DL Donte Rumph finished with a career-high equaling and team-leading 10 tackles, also forcing his first fumble of the year and the third of his career.
  • Sophomore LB Khalid Henderson recovered his first fumble of 2013 and the second of his career.
  • The captains for the game were seniors Williamson, Rumph, Kevin Mitchell and Jordan Aumiller.

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