Kentucky-Miami (Ohio) Postgame Notes

Sept. 5, 2009

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • This was the season opener for both teams.
  • Kentucky began its 119 th season of intercollegiate football.  UK has an all-time record of 81-33-5 in season openers.
  • Kentucky won its third-consecutive season opener, UK's longest season-opening streak since winning eight in a row from 1987-94.
  • Kentucky leads the series 7-4-1.  The Wildcats have won two in a row vs. Miami.
  • Kentucky is now 24-7-1 vs. teams from the current alignment of the Mid-American Conference.
  • Kentucky has won 15 consecutive non-conference games, the longest since a 17-game streak from 1954-60.
  • After an open date, Kentucky returns to action Sat. Sept. 19 at home vs. Louisville.  The game is set for a Noon start and will be televised by ESPNU.

UK Team Notes

  • Today's win was the largest margin of victory in a shutout since defeating Kent State, 42-0, in 1984. This was also UK's biggest win in a season opener since the '84 Kent State game.
  • The last Kentucky shutout was November 16, 1996 vs. Vanderbilt (25-0).
  • The Wildcats totaled 29 first downs and 488 yards on offense (245 rush, 243 pass). That's the highest total since totaling 29 first downs and 501 yards vs. Florida State in the 2007 Music City Bowl (12/31/07).
  • Kentucky converted 11-of-18 third downs. That's the highest number of 3 rd down conversions since converting 12-of-21 vs. Florida (10/20/07)
  • UK held Miami to 10 first downs. The last time UK held an opponent to 10 or fewer first downs was 8 vs. Western Kentucky (9/27/08).
  • UK held Miami to 2-of-15 on third down conversions. That's the lowest percentage of 3 rd down conversions since 1-of-13 vs. Norfolk State (9/6/08).
  • The Wildcats controlled the ball for 36:25 on the clock, a UK best since posting 36:32 time of possession vs. Florida on Sept. 27, 2003.
  • UK scored 21 points in the second quarter for the first time since posting 21 points vs. Florida Atlantic on 9/29/07.
  • Kentucky totaled 245 rushing yards and 243 passing yards. It's the first time UK totaled over 200 yards rushing and passing since 9/29/07 vs. Florida Atlantic.
  • UK totaled 49 rushes on the day, the highest total since 56 rushes vs. Georgia (11/8/08)

Game Summary

1st Quarter Summary

  • Lones Seiber missed a 43-yard field goal attempt wide left (10:22)
  • Miami's Ryan Kennedy rushed for 9 yards to the UK 42 on a fake punt attempt on 4 th and 1
  • UK's Ryan Tydlacka booted a career -long 54 yard punt from the UK 12. (5:47)
  • Miami's Trevor Cook missed a 34-yard field goal attempt wide left (2:44)
  • UK's Matt Smith enters the game at center for Marcus Davis due to injury. (2:25)
  • UK's Ryan Tydlacka booted another 54 yard punt. (0:15)

2nd Quarter Summary

  • UK's Calvin Harrison intercepted Miami's Daniel Raudabaugh at the UK 11 for a 42-yard return. It was the second interception of Harrison's career.
  • UK's Mike Hartline completed a 27-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb. (11:28) UK 7, MU 0
  • It was the third career receiving touchdown for Cobb and 10 th TD pass of Hartline's career.
  • UK's Randall Cobb returned a punt 18 yards to the UK 42. (9:27)
  • UK's Derrick Locke rushed for 18 yards to the Miami 40.
  • UK's Derrick Locke rushed 16 yards for a touchdown (Cobb at QB). (6:50) UK 14, MU 0
  • It was the seventh career rushing TD for Locke.
  • UK's Mike Hartline passes to Chris Matthews for 22 yards to the Miami 21.
  • UK's Hartline completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Chris Matthews. (1:55) UK 21, MU 0
  • It was the first career receiving touchdown for Matthews and 11 th TD pass of Hartline's career.

3rd Quarter Summary

  • UK's Mike Hartline passes to Randall Cobb for 34 yards to the Miami 37.
  • It was a career long reception for Cobb.
  • Randall Cobb rushed for an 11 yard touchdown on a direct snap. (11:30) UK 28, MU 0
  • First time that Cobb has a rushing and receiving TD in the same game.
  • UK's Trevard Lindley intercepted Miami's Daniel Raudabaugh for a 25-yard return for a TD. (7:28) UK 35, MU 0
  • It was the second interception for a TD of Lindley's career. It was also his 10 th career interception, tied for 4 th in UK history.

4th Quarter Summary

  • UK's Moncell Allen rushed for a 9-yard TD (13:58) UK 42, MU 0
  • UK marched 80 yards in 12 plays on the touchdown drive.
  • UK's Will Fidler enters the game at QB (12:57)
  • UK's Tyler Sargent enters the game at QB (2:45)

UK Individual Notes

  • Rich Brooks won his 33 rd game as head coach of the Wildcats, moving into sole possession of fifth place on the UK career victory list.
  • Trevard Lindley totaled two pass breakups placing him tied for 8 th on the SEC career list with 36.
  • Lindley posted his second career interception for a TD. It was also his 10 th career interception, tied for 4 th in UK history.
  • Lindley has scored a defensive touchdown in each of the last three seasons. (ARK '07, USC '08)
  • Randall Cobb's 18-yard punt return in the 2 nd quarter was a career long.
  • Cobb's 34-yard reception in the 3 rd quarter was a career long.
  • Cobb totaled seven receptions for a career-high 96 yards.
  • Cobb had a rushing and receiving touchdown for the first time in the same game.
  • Mike Hartline was 18-of-27 for 222 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Hartline completed passes to six different receivers.
  • First-time starters: Ross Bogue, Marcus Davis, Stuart Hines, Chris Matthews, Chandler Burden, DeQuin Evans, Danny Trevathan, Winston Guy
  • Ross Bogue notched his second career reception for a career-long 12 yards.
  • Nick Melillo caught his first career reception for 6 yards.
  • Gabe Correll pulled in his first career reception for 15 yards.
  • Donald Russell notched his first career rushes with 7 for 30 yards.
  • Coshik Williams had his first career rushes with 10 for 39 yards.