Kentucky-Louisiana Monroe Postgame Notes

Oct. 24, 2009

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Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, Ky.

Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 4-3 on the season.  The University of Louisiana at Monroe is 4-3.
  • Kentucky leads the series, 3-1.  UK has won three straight.
  • Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats have Homecoming against Mississippi State on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.  The game will be televised by selected regional channels on the Fox Sports Network.

UK Team Notes

  • Kentucky has won 17 consecutive non-conference games, tying the school-record streak previously set from 1954-60.
  • Kentucky's 28 first half points were the most since scoring 28 points in the opening half vs. Florida Atlantic, Sept. 29, 2007.
  • The last time Kentucky blocked a PAT was also by Matt Roark vs. East Carolina, Jan. 2, 2009
  • UK scored the most points since posting 42 against Miami in the season opener.
  • T he last time Kentucky recorded a safety was versus Florida, Oct. 25, 2008.
  • Kentucky was perfect on fourth down conversions going 2-of-2. UK is 10 of 13 on the year.
  • Recorded three interceptions in a game for the first time since the 2008 season opener at Louisville.
  • Kentucky was 2-of-2 on red zone conversions in the game. UK has converted 19-of-23 (82.6 percent) this season for 121 points (16 touchdowns, three field goals, one blocked FG, two loss on downs and one end of half).
  • Five UK defenders posted a total of seven team tackles for a loss in the game, a season high.

Game Summary

  • 1st Quarter Summary
    • UK's John Conner rushed for 37 yards to the ULM 1 yard line. (11:42)
    • It was the longest rush of Conner's career.
    • UK's John Conner rushed for a 1-yard TD (11:04); UK 7, ULM 0
    • It was Conner second rushing TD of the season and fourth of his career.
    • UK's Randall Cobb returned a punt 73 yards for the TD (9:18); UK 14, ULM 0
    • It was Cobb's first punt return for a TD in his career
    • ULM's Nate Brown intercepted UK's Morgan Newton at the UK 42-yard line
    • It was the first interception of Newton's career.
    • ULM's field goal attempt failed at the UK 10-yard line.
  • 2nd Quarter Summary
    • UK's Randall Cobb rushed for 28 yards to the ULM 11.
    • UK's Randall Cobb rushed for an 11-yard TD (11:00); UK 21, ULM 0
    • It was Cobb fourth rushing TD of the season and 11 th of his career.
    • ULM's Cody Wells completed a 10-yard TD pass to Luther Ambrose (4:52); UK 21, ULM 7
    • UK's Will Fidler completed a 37-yard pass to Chris Matthews.
    • It was a career-long pass for Fidler and a career-long reception for Matthews.
    • UK's Will Fidler completed a 25-yard TD pass to John Conner. (3:09); UK 28, ULM 7
    • It was Fidler's first collegiate TD pass and Conner's first of the season and fourth of his career.
  • 3rd Quarter Summary
    • ULM's Radi Jabour missed a 31-yard field goal attempt.
    • ULM's Frank Goodin rushed for a 3-yard TD.  PAT was blocked (0:49)
    • UK's Matt Roark blocked the PAT attempt.  It was the fourth blocked kick of his career and the third blocked PAT. UK 28, ULM 13
  • 4th Quarter Summary
    • ULM's Otis Stamps intercepted UK's Will Fidler at the ULM 4-yard line (12:42)
    • ULM's Cody Wells recovered his own fumble for a safety. (11:57); UK 30, ULM 13
    • The last time Kentucky recorded a safety was versus Florida, Oct. 25, 2008
    • UK's Will Fidler fumbled at the ULM 23-yard line.  It was forced by ULM's Cardia Jackson.
    • UK's Randall Burden intercepted ULM's Cody Wells for a 50-yard TD (7:41)
    • It was Burden's first interception of his career and the first UK interception for a TD since Trevard Lindley's interception return against Miami in the season opener.
    • Lones Seiber's PAT attempt was blocked. UK 36, ULM 13
    • UK's Matt Lentz intercepted ULM's Cody Wells and returned it 23 yards to the UK 36. The interception is the second of Lentz's career.
    • UK's Ashton Cobb intercepted ULM's Cody Wells and returned it 3 yards to the ULM 38.

UK Individual Notes

  • Randall Cobb's 1 st quarter punt return for a TD was the first for UK since Rafael Little's 84-yard return vs. ULM on Nov. 18, 2006
  • Cobb has scored at least one touchdown in 10 of 18 career games and eight of the last 10.
  • Randall Cobb led the team with 152 all-purpose yards with 27 yards receiving, 41 yards rushing and 84 yards on punt returns.
  • La'Rod King hauled in his first career reception good for eight yards and a first down.
  • John Conner scored a TD both rushing and receiving which was the second time this season a UK player accomplished this feat.  Randall Cobb pulled off the combo earlier vs. South Carolina.
  • Conner's 46 yards rushing was a career high.
  • Derrick Locke gained 36 yards on 10 carries to increase his career total to 1, 319 yards and move into 20 th on UK's all-time rushing list. He needs 52 yards to overtake Alfred Rawls (1988-9) for 19 th overall.
  • Alfonso Smith gained 14 yards on four carries to increase his career total to 867 yards, only 133 shy of the 1,000-yard mark.
  • Corey Peters recorded the only UK sack of the evening to increase his team lead to four on the season.
  • Chris Matthews caught a career-long 37 yard pass from Randall Cobb in the second quarter.
  • The 37-yard toss matched Cobb's career-long pass set last season against Arkansas.
  • Linebacker Danny Trevathan led the Wildcats in tackles for the second straight game, charting eight stops.
  • DeQuin Evans posted a career-high three tackles for loss, matching his season total through six games.
  • Linebacker Sam Maxwell deflected two passes against ULM to increase his season total to seven. Maxwell is averaging 1 PBU per game this season, recording a breakup in six of seven contests.
  • Defensive back Randall Burden recorded his second straight game with two pass breakups after making a pair of deflections at Auburn.