In fact, Kentucky hadn't done it in five years before taking down Vanderbilt and South Carolina in consecutive weeks.
A torrent of excitement on the part of fans has followed the victories and UK's 4-1 start, but Mark Stoops has gotten back to work since his signature win on Saturday. He can't stop thinking about the way the Wildcats have won those two games.
"Two weeks ago played great defense, maybe not as well offensively," Stoops said. "This past week played extremely good offense, and defense not as good as we have."
UK, of course, held Vanderbilt to just 139 yards and not a single offensive score in a 17-7 win over the Commodores, but stalled on offense in the second half. Against South Carolina, the Cats couldn't stop the run and allowed 500 yards, but scored 45 points to upend the Gamecocks and send an electric Commonwealth Stadium crowd into raucous celebration.
Clearly, Kentucky is capable of playing at a high level on both sides of the ball. Hosting ULM on Saturday at noon ET, the Cats will look to marry solid offensive and defensive performances.
"We just need to continue to worry about ourselves and continue to improve," Stoops said. "I think that's the good thing. There is an awful lot on this film from this past week that we can improve on, that we will improve on."
That starts on defense, specifically in the ground game.
South Carolina had 282 rushing yards on Saturday, averaging 5.9 yards per carry in the process. As a result, the Gamecocks punted just three times, though UK did have three interceptions to pave the way for the win.
"We didn't play very well in the run game," defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said. "Probably our worst performance in the run game. It was very disappointing. It was mainly linebacker play. I think linebacker play was poor in the run game. So, we need to make improvements this week in that area."
Defensive end/linebacker Bud Dupree has received that message loud and clear. The senior leader also has a good idea what it will take to make those improvements.
"The key to playing the run better on our defense is basically just doing our job, don't try to be selfish," Dupree said. "We had another case of trying to be selfish last game and it showed in the long run and they gashed us a lot of times. So this week we're just focused on doing our job to make sure everyone stays in their gaps."
The play Dupree made to give UK the win against South Carolina is proof of exactly that.
As Gamecock quarterback Dylan Thompson dropped to pass in the final minutes on Saturday, Dupree and defensive tackle Mike Douglas played their assignments to perfection. When Thompson threw, Douglas got his right hand on the ball. Dupree was in position to grab it in midair and scoot into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.
"Just do your job and things will happen for you," Dupree said. "In the long run, just make sure everyone stays in their gaps and does their assignments and it'll pay off big time for us."
The Warhawks (3-2, 2-1 Sun Belt) will provide a test on that front.
"ULM's a balanced offense that can attack you in a lot of ways," Eliot said. "They can line up in spread looks and throw the ball around. But they also can get in some two-back sets and run power and run counter. So it's a team that we've got a lot to prepare for."
UK's offense will have a unique challenge to prepare for as well.
ULM uses a 3-3 stack on defense, a system current Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez is best known for. In their base formation, the Warhawks play with three linemen, three linebackers and five defensive backs.
"Those guys are really well-coached," Brown said. "Todd Berry has done a really good job there. Not only there but some other places he's been also. Got a lot of respect for their defensive coordinator (Troy Reffett). He's tough. It's a little bit unorthodox. They're really sound in what they do, but you just don't see it a lot."
ULM is unpredictable in the way it pressures the quarterback, and the Warhawks are tied for eighth nationally in sacks per game (3.8) as a result. On the flip side, UK will have its chances to capitalize when the Warhawks don't get to Patrick Towles.
"They get a lot of tackles for loss," Towles said. "They get a lot of pressure on the quarterback, but there's a lot of opportunities for big plays. So when they come we gotta hit them and hopefully we do that."
As fascinating as the Xs and Os will be when the Cats and Warhawks face off, the outcome will depend more heavily on which team is ready to play. ULM has already faced LSU on the road and taken down Wake Forest in its season opener, marking the third straight season in which the Warhawks have beaten a major-conference opponent. In 2012, ULM opened its season with an overtime win at No. 8 Arkansas before dropping games against Auburn and Baylor by a combined eight points.
"They are not intimidated coming into an environment like this," Stoops said. "They are so used to playing big teams. In the past four or five years they have played SEC teams well, beaten SEC teams, come within one possession of beating great SEC teams."
Combine ULM's big-game experience with the fact that UK is coming off a huge win and you have a matchup that might seem ripe for an upset. The Cats have other plans.
"Don't expect a letdown," Brown said. "I don't believe in it. You've got 365 days for 12 opportunities. You better not waste one. I fully expect us not to waste one. We'll be ready to go."
Besides, UK wouldn't dare waste a chance at playing that elusive complete game.
"That's what makes you optimistic about the future because we haven't put it all together yet," Stoops said.