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While we didn’t exactly see a pretty display offensively against Eastern Michigan, Kentucky’s defense and special teams stepped up to secure the win. As Coach Mark Stoops said after the game, “We found ways to win the football game when we didn’t play our very best.” Before moving on to next weekend’s game against Missouri, let’s look back at some fun game photos from Kentucky’s win courtesy of KSR’s photographer, Dr. Michael Huang.
Saturday was a special day at Kroger Field as the University of Kentucky honored former player Nate Northington. Fifty years ago Northington became the first African-American to play football in the SEC. The UK football team displayed his #23 on their helmets and other student athletes wore t-shirts with his number as well.
While the offense wasn’t always pretty, a couple of highlights to note. Senior tight end Greg Hart scored his first touchdown as a Wildcat, a 20-yard reception from Stephen Johnson.
Senior wide receiver Garrett “Juice” Johnson moved into 4th place on Kentucky’s career receiving yards list after Saturday’s game. He finished with 8 catches for 61-yards.
The special teams and defense were certainly a bright spot in Kentucky’s win. You had punter Matt Panton, who averaged 43.6 yards-per-punt including a long of 71 yards. We also saw freshman linebacker Josh Paschal block a punt late in the game.
The defense was responsible for six sacks on quarterback Brogan Roback, including two of them by Josh Allen. The unit also accounted for seven tackles for loss and they had two interceptions. Mike Edwards, who led the team with eight tackles, made the interception on Roback’s final throw of the game.
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