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POSTGAME NOTES: Georgia Too Much For Cats Saturday as Bulldogs Romp 42-13


KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES

Kentucky at Georgia

Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.

Nov. 18, 2017

FINAL SCORE: Georgia 42, Kentucky 13

Team Notes

  • Kentucky is 7-4 overall, 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference.

  • UK finished at least .500 in the league in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1998-99.

  • UK finished in third place in the SEC Eastern Division. Placing second last season, it is UK’s best back-to-back finishes since the league split into divisions in 1992.

  • Georgia, the SEC Eastern Division champion, is 10-1 overall, 7-1 in the league.

  • Georgia leads the series 57-12-2.

  • Kentucky wraps up the regular season on Sat. Nov. 25 by playing host to Louisville. Game time is set for noon and it will be televised on the SEC Network.

  • Kentucky took the opening kickoff of the third quarter and drove 75 yards for a touchdown. It is the third consecutive game that UK scored a TD on its first possession of the second half.


Player Notes

  • UK’s game captains were OG Nick Haynes, QB Stephen Johnson, LB Courtney Love and S Mike Edwards. They have been game captains every game this season.

  • Senior quarterback Stephen Johnson completed 12 of 22 passes for 138 yards and no interceptions.

  • Sophomore running back Benny Snell (pictured) rushed 22 times for 94 yards and one touchdown.

  • Snell now has 2,198 rushing yards as a Wildcat and moved past Artose Pinner (2,105) for eighth place on the UK career rushing list. Snell has 1,107 rushing yards this season.

  • Snell now has 29 rushing touchdowns as a Wildcat, extending his UK career record.

  • Snell has 16 rushing touchdowns this season, one shy of the UK single-season record of 16 by Moe Williams in 1995.

  • UK is 12-2 when Snell has a rushing TD.

  • Senior wide receiver Garrett “Juice” Johnson caught four passes for 36 yards.

  • Johnson now has 2,140 receiving yards as a Wildcat, fourth best in school history.

  • Johnson has 153 career catches, becoming the fifth player in school history with at least 150 receptions.

  • He has caught a pass in 22 consecutive games.

  • Senior wide receiver Blake Bone made a crazy catch for a career-long 45-yard play in the first quarter, helping set up a field goal.

  • Junior safety Darius West led the Wildcats in tackles with seven stops.

  • Junior linebacker Josh Allen intercepted a pass in the first quarter, setting up a field goal. It is the first pickoff of Allen’s career.

  • Sophomore defensive end T.J. Carter corralled a quarterback sack in the first quarter. He has a sack in three of the last four games.

  • Senior kicker Austin MacGinnis made both of his field goal attempts, good from 37 and 35 yards.

  • MacGinnis has tied his school record of 11 consecutive field goals.

  • He is now 20 of 25 on field goals for the season. His 20 field goals are one short of his own school record of 21 set in 2014.

  • He improved his UK career scoring record to 349 total points.

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