Kentucky-Central Michigan Postgame Notes

Sept. 10, 2011

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Commonwealth Stadium
Attendance: 58,022

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is in its 121st season of intercollegiate football.
  • The Cats entered their 39th season at Commonwealth Stadium.
  • Kentucky leads the series, 6-0.
  • Kentucky has won a school-record 21-consecutive regular-season non-conference games, dating back to 2006.
  • Kentucky has won six consecutive home lid-lifters since 2006.
  • UK has an all-time record of 92-23-6 in home openers. The Cats have won 18 consecutive games against non-conference opponents at home, dating back to 2005.
  • Kentucky will host Louisville on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

UK Team Notes

  • Kentucky won the toss and deferred to the 2nd half.
  • The Kentucky defense held Central Michigan to 88 yards rushing, which is the lowest amount an opponent has gained on UK since Tennessee had 76 yards rushing on Nov. 27, 2010.
  • Three Wildcats earned double-figures tackles in Danny Trevathan, Winston Guy and Martavius Neloms, marking the second consecutive game UK has had three players with 10-plus tackles.
  • The UK defense forced two turnovers in the game, getting interceptions from Trevathan and Guy, while also stopping CMU on fourth-and-inches.
  • For the second-consecutive week the UK defense shutout its opponent in the second half.
  • Kentucky earned a season-high 344 yards of total offense, including 230 yards on the ground and 114 in the air.
  • The Wildcats were only penalized once during the game.

Game Summary

1st Quarter Summary

  • CMU-Ryan Radcliff completed a 16-yard pass to Jerry Harris at the CMU45.
  • CMU-Ryan Radcliff completed a 15-yard pass to Jerry Harris at the UK15 on 4th & 5.
  • CMU-David Harman made a 19-yard field goal. CMU 3, UK 0 (8:04)
  • UK-Craig McIntosh made a 41-yard field goal. UK 3, CMU 3 (5:11)
  • CMU-Ryan Radcliff completed a 24-yard TD pass to Jerry Harris. CMU 10, UK 3 (1:19)
  • UK-Ryan Tydlacka punts for 53 yards to the UK20.

2nd Quarter Summary

  • CMU-Zurlon Tipton rushed for 32 yards to the UK32.
  • CMU-David Harman made a 31-yard field goal. CMU 13, UK 3 (10:20)
  • UK-Morgan Newton completed a 46-yard pass to Gene McCaskill to the CMU25.
  • CMU-Kenny McClendon sacked UK-Morgan Newton for a loss of 4.
  • UK-Craig McIntosh made a 45-yard field goal. CMU 13, UK 6 (6:20)
  • UK-Danny Trevathan intercepted CMU-Ryan Radcliff and returned it to the CMU11.
  • It was Trevathan’s first career interception.
  • UK-Craig McIntosh missed a 24-yard field goal.
  • CMU-Kenny McClendon/John Williams sacked UK-Morgan Newton for a loss of 8.
  • CMU-Taylor Bradley intercepted UK-Morgan Newton at the CMU1.

3rd Quarter Summary

  • UK-Raymond Sanders fumbled the KOR, recovered by CMU-Taylor Bradley at the UK40.
  • UK-Morgan Newton rushed for 17 yards to the UK38.
  • CMU-John Williams sacked UK-Morgan Newton for a loss of 1.
  • CMU- Tim Phillips stopped for no gain on 4th and 1 at the CMU34.
  • UK-Morgan Newton completed a 34-yard TD pass to La’Rod King. UK 13, CMU 13 (4:07)
  • It was King’s 2nd TD catch of the season and 8th of his career.
  • UK-Josh Clemons rushed for 87 yard TD. UK 20, CMU 13 (0:23)
  • It was the 2nd rushing TD of Clemons’ career.

4th Quarter Summary

  • UK-Raymond Sanders rushed for 25 yards to the CMU8.
  • UK-Morgan Newton rushed for a 1-yd TD. UK 27, CMU 13 (5:35)
  • UK-Randall Burden with his first interception of the season to seal the UK victory.

UK Individual Notes

  • Junior WR La’Rod King posted a career-high 100 receiving yards, while tying a career high in receptions with five. It was his first 100-yard receiving game in his career. The last UK player with 100 yards receiving was Randall Cobb (112) vs. Tennessee, Nov. 27, 2010.
  • Freshman RB Josh Clemons totaled 14 rushes for 128 yards.  His 87-yard third quarter TD run was the longest run since Bernie Scruggs 88-yard run vs. Georgia in 1970 and the fourth longest run and third longest TD run in UK history. It was the longest rush by a UK freshman ever.
  • It was his first 100-yard rushing game of his career.  The last UK player to rush for 100 yards or more was Randall Cobb (170) and Derrick Locke (145) vs. Vanderbilt, Nov. 13, 2010.
  • The last UK freshman to have a 100 rushing yards in a game was Arliss Beach in 2002.
  • The last time UK had a 100-yard rusher and a 100-receiver in the same game was Donald Russell (110 rushing) and Randall Cobb (101 receiving) vs. Charleston Southern on Nov. 6, 2010.
  • Kentucky junior quarterback Morgan Newton threw for 114 yards, while also rushing for a career-high 43 yards on 13 rushes. Newton’s 46-yard touchdown strike to King was the second-longest pass completion on his career. The longest was a 60-yard pass to Derrick Locke in UK’s win at Georgia in 2009.
  • UK had three players earn 100-plus all-purpose yards with Clemons leading the way with 126, Sanders second with 120 and King at 100.
  • Senior linebacker Danny Trevathan had 13 tackles.  He now has posted 11 consecutive games of double-figure tackles. Trevathan also led UK with 3.5 tackles-for-loss, which tied a career high, and his first career interception for 28 yards.
  • Defensive end Collins Ukwu earned two tackles-for-loss in the game, setting a career high for the junior. Entering the game, Ukwu had four tackles-for-loss in his career. Ukwu’s seven tackles in the game was also a career high.
  • Junior defensive back Martavius Neloms recorded a career-high 10 tackles in the game, while junior Ridge Wilson’s seven tackles was also a career high.
  • UK punter Ryan Tydlacka punted three times for an average of 49.3 per punt, including one inside the 20-yard line. Sophomore Joe Mansour handled the kickoff duties, launching six kickoffs for three touchbacks. Craig McIntosh went two-for-three field goals for UK, making a 41-yarder and 45-yarder.
  • Freshmen Darrian Miller (RT) and D.J. Warren (FB) made their first career starts.