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UK Top Plays: How Kentucky got to 5-1 at the break

It’s the bye week and the Cats are 5-1, so let’s celebrate with a look back at some of the big plays that got them here.


In the season opener, Denzil Ware scooped up a Southern Miss fumble and took it 20 yards for the score. It would prove to be the game-winning touchdown for Kentucky in the end…

Against Eastern Kentucky, Stephen Johnson scrambled for 21 yards to put Kentucky up by eight late in the game…

At South Carolina, the Kentucky defense, playing without linebacker Jordan Jones for the first time all season, held the Gamecocks on a 4th-and-Goal stand in the fourth quarter. It was the second consecutive drive the Cats forced the Cocks into a turnover on downs…

Later in that same game, Stephen Johnson broke free for a 54-yard run on third down to stretch the drive and put Kentucky in position for a field goal to extend the lead to two scores…

In yet another tight one, this time at home against Eastern Michigan, true freshman Joshua Paschal made the play of the game when he blocked a punt deep in Kentucky territory. Benny Snell would run it in for six on the very next play to give Kentucky a 10-point fourth quarter advantage…

In a game that saw Missouri go for several long scores on the UK secondary, Stephen Johnson and Garrett Johnson got one of their own to put Kentucky up by a touchdown in the beginning of the fourth quarter…

Then on Kentucky’s next drive, Mark Stoops rolled the dice on a fake punt call to keep from giving the ball back to Mizzou in a tie game. Kash Daniel took the snap and rushed for six yards up the left side to reward UK with a first down for the gamble…

A blocked kick proved to once again be the play of the game when Lonnie Johnson got into the Missouri backfield and deflected a game-tying field goal attempt. It was Johnson’s second blocked field goal of the young season…

With those winning plays and several others, the Cats are happy to be 5-1 at the much-needed break…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

8 Comments for UK Top Plays: How Kentucky got to 5-1 at the break

  1. No Josh Allen ball punch? Come on!



  2. BlueGrassBrass
    7:07 pm October 9, 2017 Permalink

    This team has earned zero respect from the media. They have work to do. Highlights are for the look at me factor. The next half of the season will be about the work they put in. I am excited for them.



  3. Kevin C
    12:38 am October 10, 2017 Permalink

    We’ve been here before, and historically we finish with a gigantic thud…and everybody knows we still haven’t beat anybody.



    • bailey000
      7:46 am October 10, 2017 Permalink

      I hate fans like u



    • 4everUKblue
      9:24 am October 10, 2017 Permalink

      Me too, except KC is not a fan…he’s a critic!



    • TBW3011
      9:37 am October 10, 2017 Permalink

      I’m optimistic for the second half of the year. He’s right about not beating anyone though.



    • EastKYCAT
      2:25 pm October 10, 2017 Permalink

      I am not saying this is an Alabama, Auburn or Ohio State. However, South Carolina was looking to be a team that was going to make some upsets and make a decent bowl at the time we played them. Their problem is they put to much on their Returner/WR/Everything, which they had to. So, when he got hurt their whole teams perspective went down, in results of not winning games of late. I feel like they were a good team just one dimensional when we played them.



  4. Catuary
    11:19 pm October 10, 2017 Permalink

    This explanation only gets to 5-0. I thought we were 5-1. You’re holding back.