Nov 30, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Devrin Young (19) runs the ball against Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Blake McClain (24) and safety Ashely Lowery (5) in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

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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