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PHOTO GALLERY: Kentucky Drops to Louisville 44-17 Saturday

See Postgame Notes below

Photos by Jamie H. Vaught

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Louisville at Kentucky

Kroger Field – Lexington, Ky.

Nov. 25, 2017

FINAL SCORE: Louisville 44, Kentucky 17

Series Notes

  • Kentucky ends the regular season 7-5 overall, 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference.

  • Louisville finishes the regular season 8-4 overall, 4-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

  • The all-time series in games played between the two team is tied 15-15 with Louisville winning six of the last seven games.

  • Louisville leads the all-time series 10-8 in games played in Lexington.

  • The road team in the series is 15-9 since 1994.

  • University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has been named the 2017 Howard Schnellenberger Most Valuable Player of the Kentucky-Louisville football game.

Player Notes

  • UK’s game captains were WR Charles Walker, QB Stephen Johnson, LB Courtney Love and WR Garrett “Juice” Johnson.

  • Sophomore running back Benny Snell ran for a career-high 211 yards on 29 carries.

  • Broke the school record for the most rushing touchdowns in a single season with 18. Moe Williams also had 17 in 1995.

  • Snell now has 110 points scored this season, which is the most points scored in a single season in school history. The previous was 104 by Austin MacGinnis in 2014.

  • Snell is the first UK player to reach 30 career rushing touchdowns.

  • Snell’s rushing total was the most ever for a UK player against Louisville. The previous record was 151 by Rafael Little in 2007.

  • Snell now has 262 career rushing yards in his career against Louisville. That is the most by a UK player in their career against Louisville.

  • Snell is the fifth player in SEC history with at least 18 rushing touchdowns during their sophomore season.

  • Snell is the fourth player in SEC history to reach 31 career rushing touchdowns prior to their junior season.

  • Snell is the fifth player in SEC history to reach 2,400 career rushing yards prior to their junior season.

  • Snell now has 1,318 rushing yards this season, which sets the school record for most rushing yards in a season by a sophomore. It is the third most in a single season in program history (Artose Pinner had 1,414 in 2002).

  • The previous record was 1,213 yards by Sonny Collins in 1973.

  • Snell is the third UK player since 1985 with a rushing touchdown in five consecutive games.

  • In the last five games, Snell has 777 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns.

  • Snell is the sixth different player in school history with 200 rushing yards in a game.

  • He is the first UK player since Artose Pinner in 2002 vs. Vanderbilt to accomplish the feat. He rushed for 224 yards in that game.

  • Senior wide receiver Garrett “Juice” Johnson did not catch a pass in the game, snapping a streak of 22 consecutive games with a pass caught.

  • Senior linebacker Courtney Love tied a career high with 10 tackles

  • Senior kicker Austin MacGinnis 1-for-2 in the game.

  • MacGinnis’ 21 field goals this season ties his previous school record for most field goals in a season.

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