Kentucky-Eastern Kentucky Postgame Notes
Kentucky 37, Eastern Kentucky 12
Nov. 7, 2009
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Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky is 5-4 overall. Eastern Kentucky is 5-4 for the season.
Kentucky leads the series, 3-0.
Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats play at Vanderbilt on Sat. Nov. 14 at 12:21
p.m. EST (11:21 a.m. CST in Nashville). The game will be televised
on the SEC Network.
UK Team Notes
Kentucky set a school record by winning its 18 th consecutive non-conference
game. The previous record was 17 straight non-conference wins from
The Wildcats totaled over 400 yards total offense for the second time this
season with 444 yards. UK totaled 488 yards vs. Miami to open the year.
UK's 234 rushing yards marked the fourth time the Wildcats have gained
more than 200 yards on the ground this season.
With 210 yards through the air, UK passed for more than 200 yards for the
second time this season.
UK registered multiple interceptions for the third consecutive game.
Kentucky went 2-of-3 on fourth down conversions in the game and have converted
14 of 19 (73.7 percent) to lead the SEC.
UK has converted 27 of 34 opportunities (79.4 percent) in the red zone
1st Quarter Summary
Kentucky turns the ball over on downs at the EKU 10. (9:42)
DeQuin Evans sacked T.J. Pryor for a loss of five yards at the EKU
4. It was Evans' fourth sack of the season.
UK's Moncell Allen rushed for 1-yard touchdown. (4:31);
EKU 0 It was Allen's second rushing TD of the season and third of his career.
2nd Quarter Summary
John Conner converted a 4 th and 1 at the EKU 49. (8:53) UK's
Lones Seiber made a 22-yard field goal. (6:06) UK 10, EKU
0 EKU's T.J. Pryor completes a 42-yard pass to Orlandus Harris at the UK
EKU's Marcus Williams rushes for a 9-yard TD on a fake FG (2:44); PAT
UK 10, EKU 6 UK's Alfonzo Smith rushed for 15 yards to the EKU 1 (1:25)
UK's Alfonzo Smith rushed for a 1-yard touchdown (0:41);
EKU 6 It was Smith's second rushing TD of the season and eighth of his career.
EKU's T.J. Pryor rushes for 26 yards to the EKU 44.
Cartier Rice intercepted EKU's T.J. Pryor in the end zone on the
final play of the half.
3rd Quarter Summary
Lones Seiber missed a 32-yard field goal. (7:09) UK's
Morgan Newton completes a 14-yard TD pass to Maurice Grinter. (2:28); It was Newton's first career TD pass. It was Grinter's first catch of
the season and fourth TD reception of his career.
UK 24, EKU 6 UK's
Sam Maxwell intercepted EKU's T.J. Pryor at the EKU 24 and returned
it six yards. On the first play after Maxwell's interception, UK's
Morgan Newton completes
an 18-yd TD pass to Chris Matthews. It was the second receiving touchdown
for Matthews this season. (1:24); PAT attempt failed. UK 30, EKU
4th Quarter Summary
Donald Russell rushed for a 79-yard touchdown (7:05); UK
37, EKU 6 The score marked Russell's first career rushing touchdown.
EKU's H.B Banjoman rushed for a 2-yard touchdown. (1:23); PAT blocked.
37, EKU 12 UK's
Matt Roark blocked the PAT attempt. It was the fifth blocked kick
of his career, second of the season and his fourth blocked PAT. UK Individual Notes
John Conner tied the Kentucky career record for games played with 50. Tim
Masthay also played in 50 games from 2005-08. Moncell Allen had a career-high 14 carries for 62 yards, including a touchdown.
La'Rod King totaled career highs in both catches (4) and receiving yards
Gene McCaskill hauled in a career-high four receptions for 33 yards.
Eric Adeyemi caught a career-high three receptions, matching his career-high
total of 31 yards.
Chris Matthews hauled in a career-high seven receptions for 56 yards, including
Alfonso Smith gained 60 yards on 12 carries and scored a touchdown. Smith now claims 939 career rushing yards and needs 61 yards to attain
1,000 in his career.
Trevard Lindley posted one pass breakup to move into a tie for seventh
place with Florida's Larry Kennedy (1991-94) on the SEC career list with
39 career PBUs.
Morgan Newton set new career highs with 20 completions on 29 attempts for
187 yards and two passing touchdowns.
Donald Russell gained a career-high 92 yards, including a 79-yard scoring
Taiedo Smith led the defense with a career-high six tackles.
DeQuin Evans recorded three tackles-for-loss in a game for the second time
Sam Maxwell recorded his fourth interception of the season and fifth career
Cartier Rice recorded his first career interception at the end of the first
half. Freshman kickoff man
Craig McIntosh had a career-high three touchbacks
Randall Cobb did not play due to a sprained left thumb. He was cleared
to play by the medical staff but the coaches decided to hold him out.