Ketucky-Mississippi State Postgame Notes

Oct. 31, 2009

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 4-4 overall, 1-4 in the Southeastern Conference. Mississippi State is 4-5 overall, 2-3 in league play.
  • Kentucky leads the series, 21-16. MSU has won one in a row.
  • Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats play host to Eastern Kentucky on Sat. Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. The game will be a live telecast on WKYT (Lexington) and WYMT (Hazard) and also a delay telecast on the Big Blue Sports Network.

UK Team Notes

  • Kentucky gained 189 yards on the ground to maintain their highest average rushing yards per game (186.7) since 1995.
  • UK is 46-18 in Homecoming games since 1946.
  • UK's defense forced an interception for the fourth straight game and picked off multiple passes for the second consecutive contest.
  • UK converted 2-of-3 fourth down attempts in the game; the Wildcats have 12-of 16 (75 percent) this season.
  • Kentucky has converted 22 of 27 opportunities in the red zone (81.5 percent) for 142 points (19 touchdowns, three field goals, two loss on downs and one end of half).

Game Summary

  • 1st Quarter Summary
    • MSU's Sean Brauchle kicked a 33-yard field goal (4:23); MSU 3, UK 0
    • UK's Derrick Locke rushed for a 10-yard touchdown (1:28); UK 7, MSU 3
    • It was Locke's fourth rushing TD of the season and 10 th of his career.
  • 2nd Quarter Summary
    • UK's Sam Maxwell intercepted MSU's Tyson Lee in the end zone for a touchback.
    • It was Maxwell's third interception of the season and fourth of his career.
    • UK's Randall Burden intercepted MSU's Tyson Lee and returned it to the MSU 41.
    • It was Burden's second interception of the season with picks in back-to-back games.
    • UK's Morgan Newton rushed for an 11-yard touchdown (5:16); UK 14, MSU 3
    • It was Newton's second career rushing touchdown.
    • MSU's Chris Relf rushed for 52 yards to the UK 3-yard line.
    • MSU's Anthony Dixon rushed for a 1-yard touchdown (3:43); UK 14, MSU 10
    • UK's Randall Cobb returned a punt 46 yards to the MSU 26.
    • UK's Lones Seiber kicked at 38-yard field goal (0:00); UK 17, MSU 10
  • 3rd Quarter Summary
    • UK's Alfonso Smith fumbles at the UK 47 forced by MSU's Charles Mitchell
    • MSU's Christian Ducre' rushed for a 2-yard touchdown (11:48); UK 17, MSU 17
    • UK's Randall Cobb rushed for a 3-yard touchdown (7:49); UK 24, MSU 17
    • It was Cobb's fifth rushing touchdown this season and the 12 th of his career.
    • UK's Tyson Lee completed a 67-yard TD pass to O'Neal Wilder (6:56); UK 24, MSU 24
    • MSU's Anthony Dixon rushed for 47 yards to the UK 40.
    • MSU's Anthony Dixon rushed for a 3-yard touchdown (0:59); MSU 31, UK 24
    • UK's Randall Cobb returned the kickoff 47 yards to the MSU 42.
  • 4th Quarter Summary
    • UK's Derrick Locke rushed for 21 yards to the MSU 14.
    • UK's Moncell Allen converted a 4 th and 1 at the MSU 4.
    • MSU's Jamar Chaney intercepted UK's Morgan Newton at the MSU 9. (10:48)
    • UK's Morgan Newton throws 17-yard pass to Chris Matthews to the MSU 31 to keep final drive alive.
    • MSU's Jamar Chaney and Devin Jones sack UK's Newton for 2-yard loss on 4 th -and-5 at Bulldog 18 with under two minutes remaining to stop the last Wildcat threat.

UK Individual Notes

  • Derrick Locke notched his second career 100-yard rushing game with 103 markers on 17 carries.
  • Locke now has 1,421 career yards to rank 18 th on the UK all-time rushing list; he needs 28 yards to overtake Bobby Cravens (1956-58, 1,448) for 17 th all-time.
  • Randall Cobb's 3-yard touchdown run accounted for the 10 th of UK's 27 touchdowns this season; he has scored at least one touchdown in 11 of 18 career games.
  • Cobb led the team in all-purpose with 237 yards including 17 rushing, 32 receiving, 142 on kick returns and 46 on punt returns.
  • Morgan Newton's 11-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the second of his career.
  • Newton connected on11-of-18 pass attempts for a career-high 119 yards and threw one interception.
  • Newton's 11 completions and 18 attempts were also career highs.
  • La'Rod King caught made career highs with two receptions for 31 yards including a career-long 18-yard grab.
  • Micah Johnson recorded his eighth career double-digit tackling effort, leading the team with 11 stops.
  • Taylor Wyndham made a career-high six tackles including career-high 2.5 tackles-for-loss.
  • DeQuin Evans forced his first career fumble in the game.
  • Paul Warford made a season-high seven tackles against MSU.
  • Randall Burden snared his second interception in two games with a return of eight yards, marking the second pick of his career.
  • Sam Maxwell made his fourth career interception and third of the season in the game.