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UK Football – Oh No, Not Again

Coach Stoops - Photo by Brendon Miller
Coach Stoops – Photo by Brendon Miller

Oh no, not again was exactly what the sparse crowd at Commonwealth Stadium and Wildcat fans across the land was thinking after watching Austin Peay jump out to a 7-0 lead after one quarter of play. Things could have been much worse as Austin Peay marched down the field on the opening drive to the UK 12 but threw an interception. UK could not capitalize and had to punt after gaining just 4 yards. Austin Peay would again march down the field and score on a 17 yard rush from Kente Williams. Continue reading UK Football – Oh No, Not Again

Cincinnati Bengals at NY Giants – 11-14-16 – Monday Night Football

MNF - Bengals vs Giants - Photo by Brendon Miller
MNF – Bengals vs Giants – Photo by Brendon Miller

The Cincinnati Bengals looked to slow down the NY Giants on a mild November night at MetLife Stadium. The Bengals fresh off their 27 – 27 tie in England with the Washington Redskins, looked to climb over the Steelers who have been struggling as well. The Giants on the other hand have won 3 in a row and have the misfortune of being in the same division with arguably the best team in the league in the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants start the game at 5-3 while the Bengals have struggled out to a 3-4-1 mark. Continue reading Cincinnati Bengals at NY Giants – 11-14-16 – Monday Night Football

Fox, Briscoe, Monk …… OH MY!! UK Rolls over Michigan St in Champions Classic – 11-15-16

Malik Monk knocked down 7 three's to help UK easily defeat MSU - Photo by Brendon Miller
Malik Monk knocked down 7 three’s to help UK easily defeat MSU – Photo by Brendon Miller

UK kicked off the Champions Classic in the storied Madison Square Garden in terrific fashion with an easy win over the Michigan State Spartans.  Both teams started out cold but that had a lot to do with their defenses.  Michigan State jumped out to the early 2-0 lead and both teams battled back and forth until Malik Monk started his shooting tear from beyond the arc.  Monk would hit his first 3 to tie the game at the 16:03 mark at 7-7.  From there, the young Wildcats would never trail again.  Monk would hit four three’s to help UK build a lead of 26-14 before closing out the half with a 34-26 lead. Kentucky held a 12-2 advantage in the paint. Continue reading Fox, Briscoe, Monk …… OH MY!! UK Rolls over Michigan St in Champions Classic – 11-15-16

UK drops another winnable game at Tennessee

UK for the 3rd time this season has lost a game, they should have won - Photo by Brendon Miller
UK for the 3rd time this season has lost a game, they should have won – Photo by Brendon Miller

36 points, 635 yards in total offense to 599, 443 yards rushing compared to 376, 5 running backs over 70 yards each compared to 3 over 90, 29 first downs for both teams and 84 total plays compared to 59, and finally time of possession 35:21 compared to 24:39. All of these totals belong to the losing team. Yes, the Kentucky Wildcats put up all these numbers and LOST!!! Tennessee scored 14 in the 1st, 7 in the 2nd, 14 in the 3rd and 4th. Tennessee had 29 1st downs on just 59 plays. Literally a first down every 2 plays. Continue reading UK drops another winnable game at Tennessee

UK cruises over Stephen F. Austin in season opener 87-64

Fox goes up against 2 defenders - Photo by Brendon Miller
Fox goes up against 2 defenders – Photo by Brendon Miller

UK started off it’s quest for title number 9 with an easy win over Stephen F. Austin (SFA) Friday night in Rupp Arena. UK trailed 3-2 before taking the lead and never looking back. The Cats were out rebounded by the Lumberjacks but were able to force 28 turnovers. Continue reading UK cruises over Stephen F. Austin in season opener 87-64

UK finishes up exhibition with a 156-63 win over Asbury

UK score 156 points against Asbury. (Photo by Brendon Miller)
UK score 156 points against Asbury. (Photo by Brendon Miller)

 

 

 

UK finished their exhibition portion of their schedule with a 93 point victory over Asbury. The Cats led at the half 88 – 25. The game was never in doubt as the Wildcats scored early and often and didn’t let up. The Cats lead did hit the century mark before Asbury put up some garbage points to end the contest. Fox led UK with 25 while Mulder tossed in 20 points. 8 players scored double figures and every Cat scored without any Wildcat playing 20 minutes in the game. Asbury took a ridiculous 49 (3) pointer attempts in an effort to score in bunches. Unfortunately for them, they only made 8 of 49 (3) point attempts.

UK vs Asbury – Photos by Brendon Miller

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UK loses a heart breaker to Georgia in a very winnable game, 27-24

UK loses heart breaker to Georgia - Photo by Brendon Miller
UK loses heart breaker to Georgia – Photo by Brendon Miller

UK had Georgia on the run and unfortunately in what has become a much too familiar happening, UK had a 3rd quarter meltdown where they lost a fumble and tossed an interception to keep Georgia alive. UK’s defense was strong most of the game, but being on the field alot in the second half wore them down and allowed Georgia to move down the field to get in to field goal range. It was a disappointing loss for  a UK team that had turned their season around. The Cats have at least one more very winnable game this season to get to the coveted Bowl Eligible 6 wins.

UK vs Georgia Photos by Brendon Miller

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