Football at Tennessee -- Postgame Notes

Nov. 15, 2014

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Kentucky at Tennessee
Neyland Stadium -- Knoxville, Tenn.
Nov. 15, 2014

FINAL SCORE: Tennessee 50, Kentucky 16
Attendance: 102,455

Team Records and Series Notes

  • With the loss, Kentucky is 5-6, 2-6 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is 5-5, 2-4 in the SEC.
  • Tennessee leads the all-time series, 77-24-9, including a 41-10-6 record in games played in Knoxville.
  • The Wildcats own a 4-4 record in day games.
  • Kentucky will break for its final bye week of the year before returning to action at Louisville on Nov. 29, with the game time and television information yet to be announced.
    • The game will be broadcast live on the UK Radio Network, with Tom Leach, Jeff Piecoro and Dick Gabriel voicing the action.

Team Notes

  • Kentucky’s game captains were Jordan Swindle, Javess Blue, Bud Dupree and Za’Darius Smith for the 10th time in 11 games.
  • UK took its opening possession for a field goal for the fourth time on the year and the first time since connecting for three points vs. Louisiana-Monroe.

Individual Notes

  • Senior DE/LB Bud Dupree set a career high with 15 tackles, marking his fourth career double-digit tackle game. He had two tackles for loss, including one quarterback sack.
    • Dupree previous career high of 13 tackles came at Mississippi State in 2013.
    • Dupree has 22.5 sacks in his career, the most among all active SEC players and the second-most in UK history.
    • Dupree has 6.5 sacks on the year, 10.5 tackles for loss in 2014 and 35 tackles for loss in his career.
  • Junior LB Josh Forrest notched his fifth double-digit tackle game of the year, setting a new career high with 20 tackles.
    • Forrest’s 20-tackle effort is the most for a UK player since Avery Williamson had 20 tackles vs. Vanderbilt in 2012.
  • Senior WR Javess Blue set a career high with 131 yards on a career-high tying six catches.
    • Blue became the 23rd player in program history to go over 1,000 yards and after reaching that mark in his 21st career game, ties Derek Abney as the quickest to reach that mark in school history. Blue now has 1,102 receiving yards as a Wildcat.
    • Blue totaled his third career 100-yard receiving game and the second of the year.
      • Blue is the first 100-yard receiver in a game since Ryan Timmons had 114 yards vs. Mississippi State earlier in the year.
  • Freshman Austin MacGinnis connected on a 32-yard field goal in the first quarter, had the longest kick in UK history - a 54-yard field goal to end the second quarter - and a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter.
    • MacGinnis is one of only three kickers in the NCAA with three field goals of 50+ yards in 2014.
    • MacGinnis is now 17-for-23 on the year and is 9-for-10 from 30-39 yards and 3-for-5 from 50 yards and beyond.
    • With three field goals made, MacGinnis tied his career high, also connecting on three field goals at Florida earlier in the year.
  • Junior LB Ryan Flannigan had a career-high 12 tackles.
  • Sophomore QB Patrick Towles made his 11th consecutive start.
    • Towles rushed for his team-leading sixth TD of the year, scoring UK’s first touchdown of the game.
  • Freshman QB Reese Phillips saw his first action since facing Louisiana-Monroe on Oct. 11.
    • On his first play of the game, Phillips scrambled for a career-long 13-yard rush in the first quarter.
  • Junior Landon Foster belted his 37th career punt of at least 50 yards and has eight in 2014.
  • Junior CB Fred Tiller broke up his team-high eighth pass of the year.
    • Tiller now has 15 passes defended in his career.
  • Junior S A.J. Stamps broke up his fourth pass of the year and his first since defending two passes vs. South Carolina.
  • Senior FB Darrell “D.J.” Warren played in his team-leading 47th career game.
  • Junior DE Jabari Johnson notched his third tackle for loss of the year.
  • Senior DE Za’Darius Smith, sophomore C Jon Toth and junior OT Jordan Swindle started their team-leading 23rd consecutive games.
  • Freshman NB Kendall Randolph broke up his first career pass.