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How big was Kentucky’s win? Check out these stats

© Denny Medley

© Denny Medley

© Denny Medley

Kentucky is now 5-3 on the season, 4-2 in SEC play. How big was today’s win? Check out this list of impressive stats from UK:

  • Kentucky is 4-2 in SEC play for the first time since 1993.
    • This marks the first time UK has had four wins in league play since 2006 and just the second time since 1999.
    • This is the first time that UK has three wins over SEC Eastern Division opponents since the league split into divisional play in 1992.
  • Kentucky has now won three straight SEC games, the longest conference winning streak since also winning three in 1999.
  • Today’s win snaps a five-game SEC losing streak on the road, giving UK its first SEC road win since defeating South Carolina last season.
  • The 35 points are the most points scored in an SEC road game (35) since Oct. 2, 2010 at Ole Miss (2010) and the most scored in an SEC road win (35) since Sep. 22, 2007 at Arkansas (42).
  • The 14-point margin of victory is the largest in an SEC road game s) since Nov. 2, 2002 at Mississippi State (21 points).
  • UK is now 13-0 under Mark Stoops when entering the fourth quarter with a lead.
  • Kentucky has now won 31 straight games when leading at the end of the third quarter.
  • Kentucky is now 7-for-7 on fourth down conversions in SEC play this season.
  • UK charted an SEC-high 582 offensive yards.
    • It was the most Kentucky has gained against an SEC opponent since Nov. 13, 2010 against Vanderbilt (580 yards).
    • It was the second-best output of the year for UK. The Cats had 692 vs. New Mexico State.
    • UK had 554 offensive yards in its last game vs. Mississippi State, marking the first time UK has had back-to-back 500-yard games vs. SEC teams since 2001 vs. Vanderbilt and Tennessee.
  • Kentucky had 377 rushing yards, the most against an SEC opponent since rushing for 409 vs. Vanderbilt on Nov. 7, 1953.
  • This is the first time Kentucky has rushed for at least 250 yards against three consecutive SEC opponents since Oct. 23, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Nov. 20, 1977 (4 games).

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Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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2 Comments for How big was Kentucky’s win? Check out these stats



  1. Park
    5:07 pm October 29, 2016 Permalink

    Great turnaround for this team. We can’t be 7/7 on 4th down conversions in SEC play this year though. We turned it over on downs today in the second half.



    • distortedview
      7:27 pm October 29, 2016 Permalink

      yeah i just looked at the team stats and we’re 7-8 on 4th downs against SEC teams… still great