KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES
Kentucky at Georgia
Sanford Stadium, Athens, Ga.
Nov. 18, 2017
FINAL SCORE: Georgia 42, Kentucky 13
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.
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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