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10 Leftovers From a Busy Sports Weekend



1.  For the first time since Mark Stoops became Kentucky’s head coach, the Cats entered the fourth quarter with a lead and lost.  Kentucky won 31 consecutive games when leading after three quarters.  Mark Stoops is now 14-1 with a lead entering the fourth quarter.

2.  It was the worst Georgia has played against the run all year.  Georgia’s rush defense is ranked third in the SEC and in the Top 20 nationally.  Entering the game UGA only allowed 108.9 yards per game; Benny Snell surpassed that average by himself with 114 yards, the only player to rush for more than 100 yards against Georgia all year.  UK’s 186 rushing yards were the most UGA allowed all year as well.

3.  Mike Edwards led the team in tackles with a career-high of 13.  It was Edwards’ third double-digit tackle game of the season.

4.  Boom Williams surpassed 3,000 career all-purpose yards, now with 3,034 total yards.  With 2,239 rushing yards, he’s currently sitting at No. 7 on UK’s all-time rushing list, only 379 behind Derrick Locke.  I have a hunch he’ll finish the season ahead of D-Locke.

5.  There aren’t many teams that turn it over more than Kentucky.  Kentucky has lost 13 fumbles this year.  The only other team in college football with more: Louisville has lost 14 fumbles.  The Cats are ranked No. 122 in turnover margin at -10.

6.  A Rundown of Benny Snell’s Freshman Records

  • Most Total Touchdowns by a Freshman: 10 Breaks Randall Cobb’s Record (2008)
  • 100-Yard Rushing Games: 4 ties Moe Williams (1993) and Chris Jones (1979)
  • Consecutive 100-Yard Rushing Games: 3 is the first freshman since Derick Logan (1996)
  • 10 Rushing Touchdowns: The most by any UK running back since D-Locke in 2010
  • Rushing Yards: Snell’s 775 is No. 2 all-time by any freshman; Moe Williams had 928
  • He’s the first freshman with 100 rushing yards and a rushing TD in 3 consecutive games.

Snell is also the first UK freshman to ever wear Superman’s cape.


1.  Three records would have been broken if it was considered an official game: points (156), field goals made (66) and blocked shots (19).

2.  The previous record for most points in an exhibition game was a 1974 victory over the Gibbsland All-Stars 127-74.  The record for points in an official game came in 1956 when UK score 143 against Georgia in Louisville.

3.  Kentucky shot 69% from the field. Nice.  The Cats made only 11 shots that weren’t layups or dunks.  Six were threes, which means they only scored five two-pointers.

4.  Asbury shot 49 three-pointers.  FORTY-NINE.  They only made 8; one of them was made by my brother’s childhood friend Jack Schmitt.  While pundits question the decision to play Asbury, they don’t understand that playing in Rupp Arena is an opportunity that most of these kids have only dreamed of.  I’d gladly get my ass beat by 93 for the chance to play in Rupp Arena.  I hope this tradition of playing small schools from around the state in exhibition continues for years to come.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

1 Comment for 10 Leftovers From a Busy Sports Weekend

  1. Rsn2GoBlu
    11:44 am November 8, 2016 Permalink

    “I hope this tradition of playing small schools from around the state in exhibition continues for years to come.”

    Did you write that with a straight face? Yea let’s embarrass a small state Theological School because the white kids on that team dreamed of getting beat by 93 points in Rupp Arena.