Kentucky-Akron Postgame Notes

Sept. 18, 2010

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 3-0.  Akron is 0-3.
  • This was the first football game between UK and Akron.  UK now has an all-time record of 25-7-1 against teams from the current alignment of the Mid-American Conference.
  • Kentucky opens Southeastern Conference play next Saturday at Florida.  Game time is 7 p.m. and it will be televised on ESPNU.

UK Team Notes

  • Kentucky has won 18 consecutive regular-season non-conference games, dating back to 2006.
  • Kentucky has opened the season 3-0 for the third time in the last four seasons, also in 2007 and 2008.
  • Since 2007, Kentucky is 13-1 in September.
  • With 254 passing yards and 290 rushing yards, UK has rushed for more than 200 yards and passed for more than 200 yards in all three games this season.
  • UK’s 544 total yards was the most since gaining 564 yards vs. Tennessee on Nov. 24, 2007, which was a four-overtime game. The 544 total yards is the most in a non-overtime game since UK had 568 yards against Eastern Kentucky University on Sept. 1, 2007.
  • The last time UK rushed for 200 yards in three straight games was against LSU, Georgia and Vanderbilt in 1990.
  • The Wildcat defense surrendered only 172 yards which is the least amount of yards surrendered since WKU posted 157 yards of total offense on Sept. 27, 2008.
  • Kentucky has not turned the ball over in the first three games.  UK is +4 in turnover margin for the season.
  • UK has scored on its opening possession in all three games this season.
  • Kentucky scored its first touchdown of the year on its first possession of the second half, getting a five-yard touchdown run from Locke.
  • The Wildcats had 27 first downs, the most since posting 27 against EKU on Nov. 7, 2009.
  • Kentucky’s 290 rushing yards was the most since gathering 308 rushing yards against Vanderbilt last season on Nov. 14, 2009.
  • Kentucky posted 500 yards of total offense for the first time since the 2007 Music City Bowl against Florida State when UK scored 501 yards of total offense.
  • UK held back-to-back opponents under 100-yards passing for the first time since holding NE Louisiana and Georgia under 100 passing yards in 1997.
  • UK totaled a season-high five sacks for 42 yards.
  • Ten different Wildcat receivers caught a pass in the game.

Game Summary

  • 1st Quarter Summary
    • UK’s Mike Hartline completed a 35-yard pass to Jordan Aumiller.
    • Aumiller's 35-yard reception was a career long.
    • UK’s Craig McIntosh made a 32-yard field goal. UK 3, AKR 0 (12:04)
    • It was McIntosh’s 1st career field goal attempt and make.
    • UK’s Derrick Locke was stopped for no gain on 4th and 1 at the AKR 41 (9:30)
    • UK’s Ryan Tydlacka punted 53 yards to the AKR 26. (7:08)
    • UK’s Craig McIntosh missed a 51-yard field goal. (3:00)
  • 2nd Quarter Summary
    • AKR’s Igor Iveljic made a 29-yard field goal. UK 3, AKR 3 (11:35)
    • UK’s Craig McIntosh made a 33-yard field goal. UK 6, AKR 0 (7:49)
    • AKR’s Patrick Nicely was sacked by UK’s DeQuin Evans for a 9-yd loss
    • UK’s Mike Hartline completed a 13-yard TD pass to Randall Cobb.
    • It was Cobb’s 8th career TD catch and 2nd this season.
    • UK’s Craig McIntosh made the PAT. UK 13, AKR 3 (4:14)
    • AKR’s Patrick Nicely was sacked by UK’s Luke McDermott for a 6-yd loss
    • UK’s Mike Hartline completed a 13-yard TD pass to Chris Matthews.
    • It was Matthews’ 5th career TD catch and 2nd this season.
    • UK’s Craig McIntosh made the PAT. UK 20, AKR 3 (0:51)
  • 3rd Quarter Summary
    • UK’s Derrick Locke rushed for 17 yards to give him 2,015 career rushing yards.
    • UK’s Derrick Locke rushed for a 5-yard TD.
    • It was Locke’s 16th career TD run and 4th this season.
    • UK’s Craig McIntosh made the PAT. UK 27, AKR 3 (12:26)
    • AKR’s Patrick Nicely was sacked by UK’s Taylor Wyndham for an 8-yd loss
    • UK’s Derrick Locke rushed for a 56-yard TD.
    • It was Locke’s 17th career TD run and 5th this season.
    • UK’s Craig McIntosh made the PAT. UK 34, AKR 3 (8:24)
    • AKR’s Patrick Nicely was sacked by UK’s Mark Crawford for an 8-yd loss
    • It was Crawford’s first career sack.
    • UK’s Mike Hartline completed a 22-yard pass to Donald Russell.
    • UK’s Raymond Sanders rushed for a 28-yd TD.
    • It was his third career touchdown.
    • UK’s Craig McIntosh missed the PAT. UK 40, AKR 3 (3:59)
    • AKR’s Patrick Nicely was sacked by UK’s Nermin Delic and Taylor Wyndham for an 11-yd loss
  • 4th Quarter Summary
    • UK’s Morgan Newton in at QB.(15:00)
    • UK’s Coshik Williams rushed for an 8-yard TD.
    • It was Williams’ first career TD.
    • UK’s Pat Simmons made the PAT. UK 47, AKR 3 (9:03)
    • UK’s Ryan Mossakowski in at QB (6:43)
    • AKR’s Matt Rodgers completed a 30-yd TD pass to Antoine Russell.
    • AKR’s Igor Iveljic made the PAT. UK 47, AKR 10 (1:31)

UK Individual Notes

  • Phillips is the first UK head coach to begin his career 3-0 since Paul “Bear” Bryant in 1946.
  • Derrick Locke rushed 17 times for 166 yards, surpassing 100 yards rushing for the third straight game and the sixth time in his career. Rafael Little was the last Wildcat to run for 100 yards in three consecutive games in 2007.
  • Derrick Locke is the seventh player in UK history to reach 2,000 rushing yards.  Locke now has 2,103 career yards on the ground with 166 yards tonight and ranks 7th on UK’s all-time rushing list. He needs two more to tie Artose Pinner (1999-02) for 6th place.
  • Locke gained 203 all-purpose yards. He now has 3,855 yards in his career and ranks 7th on the all-time all-purpose yard list. He needs 225 more to tie George Adams (1981-84) for 6th.
  • Randall Cobb scored one touchdown and is now in sole possession of 2nd place on the UK career TD list with 28. He now has 168 career points and ranks 6th on UK’s all-time list. He needs 24 points to tie Craig Yeast (1995-98) for 5th place.
  • Cobb has 995 career rushing yards and needs five yards to become the 32nd player in school history to reach 1,000 career rushing yards
  • Mike Hartline completed 21-of-29 passes for a season-high 250 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Hartline now has 3,182 career passing yards and ranks 10th on UK’s all-time list. He needs 198 more passing yards to tie Dusty Bonner (1997, 99) for 9th place.
  • Danny Trevathan led UK in tackling for the third consecutive game, gathering eight tackles and one tackle-for-loss.
  • Jordan Aumiller had a career-long 35-yard reception in the first quarter.
  • Joe Mansour totaled five touchbacks for the game on nine kickoffs. He now has 10 touchbacks this season.