Scouting the Kentucky-Auburn Game

Oct. 13, 2009

Cat Scratches will continue its weekly football scouting preview this week for the Kentucky-Auburn football game by bringing in Larry Vaught of the Danville Advocate-Messenger and Jay Tate of the Montgomery Advertiser .

Kentucky Auburn
Gameday Information
Game Notes UK Notes Get Acrobat Reader | UK Depth Chart Get Acrobat Reader
AU Notes Get Acrobat Reader | AU Depth Chart Get Acrobat Reader
Date & Time Saturday, Oct. 17
7:30 p.m
Coverage TV: ESPNU
Radio: BBSN
GameTracker GameTracker
Online Audio listen
Location Jordan-Hare Stadium
Auburn, Ala.
Gameday Information
Auburn Tigers at a Glance
Head Coach Gene Chizik
Record at School 5-1 (First season)
Conference SEC
2009 Record 5-1, 2-1 SEC
Ranking RV AP/USA Today Coaches' Poll
Series Record Auburn leads 24-5-1
Last Meeting Auburn beat Kentucky 49-27 in Lexington in 2005
2009 Team Stats UK AU
Rushing Offense 167.40 251.83
Passing Offense 167.40 238.00
Total Offense 334.80 489.83
Scoring Offense 25.20 38.33
Rushing Defense 177.80 164.67
Passing Defense 177.00 204.67
Total Defense 354.80 369.33
Scoring Defense 26.80 27.17
Turnover Margin -0.40 +1.00
2009 Stat Leaders
Rushing UK: Derrick Locke (80 rushes, 333 yds, 3 TDs)
AU: Ben Tate (119 rushes, 724 yds, 4 TDs)
Passing UK: Mike Hartline (77-127, 792 yds, 6 TDs, 6 INTs)
AU: Chris Todd (96-166, 1,363 yds, 12 TDs, 1 INT)
Receiving UK: Randall Cobb (23 catches, 310 yds, 3 TDs)
AU: Darvin Adams (25 catches, 387 yds, 5 TDs)
Tackles UK: Micah Johnson (38)
AU: Craig Stevens (55)
Sacks UK: DeQuin Evans and Corey Peters (3)
AU: Mike Blanc and Antonio Coleman (2.5)
Interceptions UK: Sam Maxwell (2)
AU: Walter McFadden (2)

On Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Vaught and Tate will join us for a live chat to give their thoughts on the matchup, what the keys are to the game, who fans should look out for and more. The 30 to 40 minute chat with the reporters will offer fans an inside look at the game from the people who are closest to the teams. We're doing the preview on Wednesday instead of the usual Thursday to accomodate media day for men's basketball.

Fans are encouraged to join the interactive blog and send in questions. The last 15 minutes of the chat will be dedicated to fans' questions. If you can't join us at 2 p.m. and would like to have a question submitted, please send your question to and we'll try to fit it in.