Conner, Evans are Game Captains

Oct. 27, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fullback John Conner and defensive end DeQuin Evans are the game captains for the Mississippi State contest, Coach Rich Brooks has announced.

Game captains are usually chosen on the basis of performance in the previous game. UK defeated the University of Louisiana at Monroe, 36-13, last Saturday. Conner rushed six times for a career-high 46 yards and a touchdown, including a career-long 39-yard burst that set up his own one-yard scoring plunge. He also caught two passes for 26 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown reception. Evans spent much of the evening in the Warhawk backfield, accumulating five tackles, three tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry.

Conner and Evans will join permanent captains Zipp Duncan and Corey Peters at the pregame coin toss.

“Blackout” for Mississippi State Game: With the Mississippi State game occurring on Halloween, fans are encouraged to wear black clothing to Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.

Tickets Available: Tickets are available for each of Kentucky's remaining three home games. However, less than 500 tickets are available for the game against Tennessee. Fewer than 1,000 remain for the Eastern Kentucky game.

  • Mississippi State (Homecoming), Oct. 31, 7 p.m., $40 each
  • Eastern Kentucky, Nov. 7, 1 p.m. $35 each
  • Tennessee, Nov. 28, time TBA, $40 each

Tickets may be purchased in-person at the Joe Craft Center Athletics Ticket Office, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the phone by calling 800-928-2287, or via the Internet at or

The available seats are unused tickets from the visiting team allotment. Kentucky sold out of all available season tickets this season.

“Cat Walk” Set for 4:45: Fans wishing to participate in the “Cat Walk,” cheering the Wildcats when they enter Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, should be at Gate One of the stadium at 4:45 p.m.