Kentucky football: Wildcat defense freezes Penguins in long overdue shutout

Kavosiey Smoke of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Key and the Wildcat receivers continue to impress with 11 pulling-in passes

Dane Key continues to show that the hometown Fredrick Douglass product is the real deal along with a receiving corp that can catch almost anything Levis fires at them. A far cry from last season for sure.

Once again 11 different players were the recipient of passes thrown their way both big and small.

Key was asked postgame about how exciting it was to see some of the other wide receivers get their numbers called.

"“I love seeing everybody in the room get involved. We’re just so close in the receiver room. It’s just great when somebody else gets to make the play.”"

Key led the way with six receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown and is the first freshman to have a touchdown catch in 3 straight games. Those three alone already tie the UK freshman record for most touchdown catches in a season with three (Derek Abney in 2000 and Tommy Cook in 2001).

DeMarcus Harris had a single catch but it was 58 yards getting pulled down just short of the endzone. Tayvion Harris also had six catches for 66 yards, Barion Brown five for 56 yards, and tight end Brenden Bates had a pair totaling 46 yards including one for 23 yards.

These Wildcats have 882 yards receiving so far this season with each averaging 9.69 yards and 294 per game. Key and Robinson each have 13 catches for the year with Key leading the way with 226 yards and Robison with 222.