Kentucky Football vs. South Carolina -- Postgame Notes
Oct. 5, 2014
KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES
KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES
South Carolina at Kentucky
Commonwealth Stadium -- Lexington, Ky.
Oct. 4, 2014
FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 45, South Carolina 38
Team Records and Series Notes
- With the win, Kentucky is 4-1, 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference. South Carolina is 3-3, 2-3 in the SEC.
- South Carolina leads the all-time series 17-9-1.
- UK’s win was its first against South Carolina since 2010.
- South Carolina leads the series in games played in Lexington, 9-5.
- Kentucky will return to action on Saturday, playing host to Louisiana-Monroe at 12 p.m. ET at Commonwealth Stadium.
- The game be televised live on the SEC Network and will be broadcast live on the UK Radio Network, with Tom Leach, Jeff Piecoro and Dick Gabriel calling the action.
- Kentucky scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to post its first fourth-quarter comeback win since a 2011 win over Ole Miss.
- Since 2000, UK has won at least four of its first five games four times.
- UK is now 4-1 for the 11th time since 1950 and for the first time since 2008.
- UK is now 4-0 at Commonwealth Stadium for the first time since 2007.
- UK won its second consecutive SEC game for the first time since 2009, when it defeated Vanderbilt and Georgia in consecutive weeks.
- Kentucky intercepted three passes and now has nine interceptions on the year.
- Five of UK’s nine interceptions have come in the fourth quarter in 2014.
- Jordan Swindle , Za’Darius Smith, Alvin “Bud” Dupree and Javess Blue served as UK’s game captains for the fourth time in five games.
- Kentucky’s streak of not allowing a touchdown in the first half was snapped on the opening drive of the game for the Gamecocks.
- South Carolina’s 19-play drive was the longest drive, by plays, allowed by UK in 2014.
- UK’s touchdown drive to open the second half marked its first of the year.
- Kentucky was 3-for-3 in its red-zone chances and is now 12-for-16 on the year.
- UK is now 1-1 in night games.
- UK is now 1-1 when tied at halftime on the year.
- The Wildcats are now 1-0 in its black pants/black jersey/chrome helmet uniform combination.
- Sophomore RB Jojo Kemp rushed a career-high 17 times for a career-best 131 yards and three touchdowns.
- Kemp is the first UK player with three rushing touchdowns since CoShik Williams vs. Charleston Southern in 2010.
- Kemp’s outing eclipsed his career highs of 15 rushes vs. Mississippi State in 2013 and 80 rushing yards vs. Louisville in 2013.
- Kemp is the first player to rush for 100 yards since Braylon Heard rushed for 116 yards in the season opener vs. UT Martin.
- Kemp’s three touchdowns give him four on the year and seven in his career.
- It marked Kemp’s first career multi-touchdown game.
- Safety A.J. Stamps, in his first season at UK as a junior-college transfer, recorded his third career interception, returning it 50 yards in the second quarter.
- Stamps has interceptions in three of his first five career games.
- Stamps set a new career-high with two pass break-ups.
- Stamps finished with seven tackles, his most since a career-best eight tackles in the season opener vs. UT Martin.
- Junior LB Josh Forrest - a native of Paducah, Ky. - totaled a career-high 15 tackles.
- It marked the second career double-digit tackle game for Forrest, also going for 10 tackles at Florida in 2014.
- Forrest’s 14 tackles are the most for a UK player since Avery Williamson had 15 tackles in 2013 vs. Louisville.
- Senior DE/LB Alvin “Bud” Dupree started his team-leading 31st consecutive game.
- Dupree totaled his first career interception, returning it six yards for his first career touchdown.
- It was Kentucky’s first interception return for a touchdown since Sam Maxwell vs. Tennessee in 2009.
- Sophomore QB Patrick Towles made his fifth career start, going 20-for-29 for 208 yards, one TD and no interceptions.
- Towles connected on a 48-yard TD pass to give UK the lead in the third quarter.
- Towles now has eight passing touchdowns on the year.
- Freshman kicker Austin MacGinnis made a 47-yard field goal to end the first half.
- MacGinnis is now 2-for-4 from 40-49 yards and is 8-for-12 on the year.
- MacGinnis connected on 6-of-6 PAT attempts and is now 18-for-18 on the year.
- Junior punter Landon Foster punted four times for 159 yards, with two downed inside the 20.
- Foster now has 12 punts downed inside the 20 in 2014 and 40 in his career.
- Junior RB Braylon Heard returned his first career kickoff.
- Heard’s 38-yard TD rush was his longest since a 73-yard TD run in the season opener vs. UT Martin.
- Heard now has three rushing touchdowns in 2014.
- Heard rushed six times for 67 yards.
- Senior OL Darrian Miller played in his 39th career game.
- Senior FB Darrell “D.J.” Warren played in his team-high 41st career game.
- Junior WR Joey Herrick made his second career start and finished with a career-high two catches for a career-best 20 yards.
- Freshman DT Matt Elam notched his first career pass break-up.
- Sophomore WR Ryan Timmons hauled in a 48-yard TD from Towles in the third quarter, his second TD of the year and the fourth of his two-year career.
- Freshman RB Mikel Horton rushed eight times for 44 yards, just one yard shy of equaling his career high.
- Junior LB Khalid Henderson notched his first tackle for loss in 2014 and the fourth of his career.
- Sophomore DE/LB Jason Hatcher had a career-best five tackles.
- Junior CB Cody Quinn broke up his third pass of the year and the 11th of his career.
- Senior S Ashely Lowery notched his second interception of the year and the fourth of his career, to help clinch the win for UK.