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UK POSTGAME NOTES: Ole Miss Stops Kentucky 22-19

Compiled by UK Athletics


KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES Kentucky at Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium; Oxford, Mississippi October 1, 2022 FINAL SCORE: No. 14/11 Ole Miss 22, No. 7/8 Kentucky 19

UK running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. and Coach Mark Stoops (Photo by Jamie H. Vaught)

Team Records and Series Information ·Kentucky is 4-1 overall, 1-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Ole Miss is now 5-0, 1-0 in the league. ·Ole Miss leads the all-time series 30-14-1 and has won three in a row. The Rebels lead 9-2 in games played in Oxford. ·Next for UK: the Wildcats play South Carolina on Saturday, October 8. Game time is 7:30 p.m. EDT. The game will be televised by the SEC Network. Team Notes ·Kentucky’s loss today ended an eight-game winning streak, tied for the fifth-longest in school history. ·Since 2016, UK is now 20-9 in games decided by seven points or less. ·UK has allowed 23 or fewer points in nine straight games. ·UK has allowed 30 or fewer points in 51 of the last 57 games.    ·UK has allowed 74 points so far this season, fewest in the first five games since 2018 (63 in the first five games). Player Notes ·Quarterback Will Levis completed 18-of-24 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns. oHe now has 36 career touchdowns passes, fifth on the school’s career list. ·Running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed 19 times for 72 yards and one touchdown. He now has 2,812 career rushing yards, sixth place (needs 80 for 5th) on the school’s all-time list. oHe has 27 rushing touchdowns, second on the Cats’ all-time list. oHe has 30 total touchdowns, fourth on the Cats’ all-time list. oHe has scored a rushing touchdown in six consecutive games played, tying Benny Snell Jr. as the only UK player to do that since 1985. ·Running back Kavosiey Smoke rushed two times for six yards He now has 1,575 career rushing yards and needs 34 to move into 20th place on UK’s career rushing list. ·Wide receiver Barion Brown accounted for 245 all-purpose yards with only five touches during the game. oHe caught two passes for 81 yards, including a 51-yard catch-and-run that put UK in scoring position on the last possession. oHe also had three kickoff returns for 164 yards, an average of 54.7 yards. oIn the first quarter, he set up a touchdown with an 85-yard kickoff return. ·Wide receiver Tayvion Robinson caught four passes for 16 yards and a touchdown. He has 1,920 career receiving yards, including his three seasons at Virginia Tech. oHe now has a reception in 31 consecutive games. oHe scored a nifty 5-yard shovel pass from Will Levis just before halftime. ·Tight end Jordan Dingle caught three passes for 30 yards and a score. oHe hauled in a 17-yard touchdown pass to tie the game in the third quarter. oIt was his first career collegiate scoring reception. ·Linebacker Jacquez Jones had five tackles today. He now has 299 in his career, including his three seasons at Ole Miss. oHe intercepted the second pass of his career in the second quarter. ·Linebacker DeAndre Square led the Wildcats with 11 tackles and now has 276 total tackles in his career. ·First-time starters: sophomore wide receiver Chauncey Magwood. ·Game captains: Jacquez Jones, Will Levis, Chris Rodriguez Jr. and DeAndre Square.

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