Notes from UK's Win over Missouri

Team
•    This was the fourth time that Kentucky defeated a team that appeared in the SEC Championship Game in the previous season (Alabama 1997, Georgia 2006, Arkansas 2007, Missouri 2015)
•    This is the 27th season in which Kentucky has defeated a team ranked in the AP Poll
•    Missouri is the 13th different SEC opponent that Kentucky has defeated when ranked in the AP Poll (defeated #15 Georgia Tech in 1954 when it was a member of the SEC)
•    Kentucky has reached six victories in 10 of the last 12 seasons in which it defeated an opponent ranked in the AP Poll
•    Mark Stoops is the third head coach at Kentucky since World War II to start a season 3-1 or better at least twice within his first three seasons at the school (Paul "Bear" Bryant, Jerry Claiborne)
•    Mark Stoops joins Paul "Bear" Bryant as the only head coaches in school history to have at least two 2-1 or better starts in SEC play within their first three seasons at the school
•    Kentucky has held three consecutive SEC opponents to 22 points or less for the first time since 1999
•    Kentucky held its first three SEC opponents of a season to 22 points or less for the first time since 1978
•    Kentucky has had three consecutive SEC games decided by eight points or less for the first time since 2010
•    Kentucky has had its first three SEC games of a season decided by eight points or less for the first time since 2008
•    Dating back to last season, Kentucky has had five consecutive games decided by eight points or less for the first time since 1998
•    Kentucky has had its first four games of a season decided by eight points or less for the first time since 1979
•    Kentucky has held consecutive SEC opponents without a touchdown in the second half for the first time since 2010
•    Kentucky has held its first four four opponents of a season to seven points or less scored in a half in consecutive seasons
•    Kentucky has had nine of its last eleven wins against AP Poll ranked teams decided by eight points or less
•    Kentucky has held consecutive SEC opponents to 120 rushing yards or less for the first time since 2001
•    Kentucky has held consecutive SEC opponents to 338 yards of total offense or less for the first time since 2011
•    Kentucky allowed its fewest yards of total offense in a win over a ranked team (338) since 2002 vs. Louisville (248)

Patrick Towles
•    Had a 14-yard rushing touchdown, the longest rushing touchdown by a Kentucky quarterback in a win over a ranked opponent since 1976 when Derrick Ramsey scored on a 61-yard run against No. 20 Penn State
•    Needs 373 passing yards to tie Randy Jenkins for eighth place on Kentucky's career passing yards list
•    Needs two completions to tie Dusty Bonner for eighth place on Kentucky's career completions list
•    Needs 45 attempts to tie Babe Parilli for eighth place on Kentucky's career attempts list
•    Needs one passing touchdown to tie Maxwell Smith for tenth place on Kentucky's career passing touchdowns list
•    With 270 yards of total offense against Missouri, he became the ninth player in school history to reach 4,000 career yards of total offense. He needs 34 yards of total offense to tie Babe Parilli for eighth place on Kentucky's career total offense list.
•    Had the best completion percentage by a Kentucky quarterback in a win over a ranked opponent (.815) over the last 30 seasons

Stanley "Boom" Williams
•    With 21 rushing yards against Missouri, now has 831 rushing yards for his career. He needs 169 rushing yards to become the 35th player in school history to reach 1,000 career rushing yards.

Jojo Kemp
•    With 66 rushing yards against Missouri he became the 34th player in school history to reach 1,000 career rushing yards. He needs seven rushing yards to tie Terry Samuels for 33rd place in school history.

Ryan Timmons
•    With four receiving yards against Missouri, now has 936 career receiving yards. He needs 64 receiving yards to become the 25th player in school history to reach 1,000 career receiving yards.

Garrett Johnson
•    Had the highest average yards per reception (minimum five receptions) by a Kentucky player in a win over a ranked opponent (19.8) over the last 30 seasons