Kentucky-Louisville Postgame Notes

Sept. 4, 2010

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • This was the season opener for both teams.
  • Kentucky leads the series, 14-9, including 6-3 in games played in Louisville.  The Wildcats have won four in a row vs. Louisville.
  • Kentucky outrushed Louisville, 230-to-190. The team with the most rushing yards has won the last 12 games in the series.
  • UK’s Mike Hartline is now 3-0 versus Louisville as a starter, becoming the first UK QB to go 3-0 as a starter in the Governor’s Cup series.

UK Team Notes

  • Kentucky opened its 120th season of intercollegiate football.
  • Kentucky won the opening toss and elected to receive.
  • Kentucky is now 82-33-5 in season openers, including 9-15-1 in season openers played away from home.
  • Kentucky has won its fourth-consecutive season opener. It is UK’slongest season-opening win streak since winning eight in a row from 1987-94.
  • Kentucky has won 16 consecutive regular-season non-conference games.
  • Kentucky has won its fourth-consecutive game in the Governor’s Cup race. It marks UK’s longest win streak against the Cardinals since winning seven straight from 1912-1994.
  • Kentucky’s balanced offense totaled 230 rushing yards and 236 passing yards.
  • Kentucky’s 466 yards of total offense was the most since gaining 488 yards in the 2009 opener vs. Miami-Ohio.
  • Kentucky did not turn the ball over for the third time in the last four road games.
  • The Wildcats have won four straight games on the road dating back to the win at Auburn on October 17, 2009. (at Auburn, at Vanderbilt, at Georgia, at Louisville)
  • Kentucky rushed for 230 yards, which is the most rushing yards since running for 308 at Vanderbilt on November 14, 2009.
  • The game set a new attendance record at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium of 55,327

Game Summary

  • 1st Quarter Summary
    • UK’s Mike Hartline completed a 38-yard pass to La’Rod King to the UL 32.
    • UK’s Derrick Locke rushed for a 32-yard touchdown.
    • UK’s Ryan Tydlacka missed the point after attempt. UK 6, UL 0 (14:25)
    • UK’s Luke McDermott sacked UL’s Adam Froman for a loss of five yards.
    • UK’s Ryan Tydlacka punted for 53 yards. (7:47)
    • UL’s Josh Bleser punted for 49 yards to the UK 8. (5:24)
    • UK’s Mike Hartline completed a 17-yard pass to Chris Matthews to UL 44.
    • UK’s Donald Russell rushed for 12 yards to the UL 26.
    • UK’s Mike Hartline completed a 25-yard pass to Matt Roark to the UL 1.
    • UK’s Derrick Locke rushed for a 1-yard touchdown.
    • UK’s Ryan Tydlacka made the point after attempt. UK 13, UL 0 (0:52)
    • UL’s Victor Anderson returned the kickoff 67 yards to the UK 33. (0:40)
  • 2nd Quarter Summary
    • UL’s Chris Philpott made a 44-yard field goal. UK 13, UL 3 (14:52)
    • UK’s Randall Cobb rushed for 51-yard touchdown.
    • UK’s Ryan Tydlacka made the point after attempt. UK 20, UL 3 (12:44)
    • UL’s Bilal Powell rushed for 15 yards to the 50 yard line. (9:37)
    • UL’s Adam Froman rushed for 19 yards to the UK 31. (9:37)
    • UL’s Chris Philpott made a 32-yard field goal. UK 20, UL 6 (4:36)
    • UK’s Ryan Tydlacka punted for 62 yards, returned for 28 yards to the UL 46. (2:44)
    • Ryan Tydlacka's 62 yard punt was a career best. Previous best was 59 yards.
  • 3rd Quarter Summary
    • UL’s Bilal Powell rushed for 21 yards to the UL 45.
    • UL’s Bilal Powell rushed for 11 yards to the UK 43.
    • UK’s Mike Hartline passed to Derrick Locke for 19 yards to the UK 35. (12:20)
    • UK’s Mike Hartline passed to Chris Matthews for 33 yards to the UL 27.
    • UK’s Donald Russell rushed 15 yards to the UL 23.
    • UK’s Ryan Tydlacka made a 41-yard field goal. UK 23, UL 6 (8:52)
    • UL’s Bilal Powell rushed for an 80-yard touchdown.
    • UL’s Chris Philpott made the point after attempt. UK 23, UL 13 (8:41)
    • UK’s Mike Hartline passed to La’Rod King for 16 yards to the UK 31.
    • UL’s Victor Anderson rushed for 20 yards to the UL 26.
    • UL’s Adam Froman passed for 14 yards to Cameron Graham to the UL 37.
    • UL’s Adam Froman’s pass was intercepted by UK’s Mychal Bailey at the UK 23. (1:12)
    • UK’s Mike Hartline passed to Donald Russell for 13 yards to the UK 26.
  • 4th Quarter Summary
    • UL’s Bilal Powell fumbled at the UL 28 recovered by UK’s Ridge Wilson
    • UK’s Taylor Wyndham forced the fumble.
    • UK’s Derrick Locke rushed for 8 yards on 4th and 1 at the UL 19 (12:07)
    • UK’s Ryan Tydlacka missed a 25-yard field goal attempt. (10:24)
    • UL’s Adam Froman passed for 16 yards to Doug Beaumont to the UK 45. (7:47)
    • UL’s Chris Philpott made a 27-yard field goal. UK 23, UL 16 (3:16)
    • UK’s Randall Cobb passed for 19 yards to Jordan Aumiller.

UK Individual Notes

  • This was Joker Phillips’ first game as head coach of the Wildcats. 
  • Phillips joins Paul “Bear” Bryant, Fran Curci, Bill Curry and Hal Mumme as UK coaches in the modern era who won their first game as head coach of the Cats.
  • With Joker Phillips at Kentucky and Charlie Strong at Louisville, this marks the first time in college football history that two African-American coaches at BCS schools have played in a season opener.
  • Derrick Locke rushed 23 times for 104 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns for the first time in his career. He now has 1,835 rushing yards in his career and ranks 7th on UK’s all-time rushing list. He needs 270 more to tie Artose Pinner (1999-02) for 6th place.
  • Randall Cobb rushed four times for 80 yards and was 1-for-1 for 19 passing yards in the “WildCobb” formation. He also caught two passes for 19 yards as a receiver.
  • Locke gained 148 all-purpose yards. He now has 3,513 yards in his career and ranks 9th on the all-time all-purpose yard list. He needs 69 more to tie Dicky Lyons, Sr. (1966-68) for 8th place.
  • Hartline completed 17-of-26 passes for 217 yards. He now has 2,719 passing yards in his career and ranks 11th on the all-time passing list. He needs 40 more to tie Jerry Woolum (1960-62) for 10th place.
  • Seven different Wildcat receivers caught two or more passes in the game.
  • Joe Mansour kicked off for UK in his first collegiate action. He had three touchbacks.
  • Ryan Tydlacka's 62 yard punt in the 2nd quarter was a career best. Previous best was 59.
  • The 62-yarder was also a Governor Cup record for longest punt. Tydlacka averaged 49.8 yards on four punts.
  • First-time offensive starters for UK: Jordan Aumiller, Chandler Burden (previously started on defense), Matt Smith, Larry Warford
  • First-time defensive starters for UK: Luke McDermott, Ronnie Sneed, Mychal Bailey, Anthony Mosley