College Football – UK Wildcats Season Collapse for 2nd Straight Year

UK loses again to Georgia - Photo by Brendon Miller
UK loses again to Georgia – Photo by Brendon Miller

For the 2nd straight season, UK came out of the gates really well. And for the 2nd straight year, the wheels have come off. After a 4-1 start this year, they have lost 4 in a row to drop to 4-5. Last season they went 5-1 before closing out the season with 6 straight losses to finish the season 5-7. It is unclear what the problem is other than it is the SEC and the toughest conference in the Nation.  UK has been embarrassed  in their last three games and look like a team that has thrown in the towel. They have a chance to finish strong by winning their last three games which on paper are winnable.

KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES

Kentucky at Georgia

Sanford Stadium — Athens, Ga.

Nov. 7, 2015

FINAL SCORE: Georgia 27, Kentucky 3

Team Records and Series Notes

 Kentucky is 4-5, 2-5 in the Southeastern Conference. Georgia is 6-3, 4-3 in the SEC.

 Georgia leads the all-time series, 55-12-2, including a 28-4-2 all-time record in Athens.

 Kentucky will return to action on Saturday, traveling to Vanderbilt for a 4 p.m. ET kickoff, with the game

televised live on the SEC Network and broadcast live on the UK Sports Radio Network.

Kentucky Notes

 UK’s game captains were DE Farrington Huguenin, LB Josh Forrest, OT Jordan Swindle and QB Patrick Towles.

 Junior QB Patrick Towles completed 8 of 21 passes for 96 yards.

 Sophomore kicker Austin MacGinnis made his only field-goal attempt, good from 32 yards.

 Junior TB Jojo Kemp was UK’s leading rusher with 12 carries for 48 yards.

o He now has 4,961 passing yards in his career and 5,288 yards of total offense.

o MacGinnis is 33-for-41 in career, 9-for-10 in 2015

o He now has 1,128 rushing yards in his career and moved past Shawn Donigan (1,120) for 29th place on the UK career rushing list.

 Senior S A.J. Stamps led the Wildcat defense with a career-high 11 tackles, including 0.5 tackle for loss, and adding a pass breakup.

 Senior LB Josh Forrest had 10 tackles today, including one tackle for loss.  It is his third double-figure tackle game of the season, eighth of his career.

 Senior LB Jabari Johnson had a career-high eight tackles.

 Junior CB Blake McClain caused a fumble that was recovered by sophomore CB Kendall Randolph.  It was McClain’s first caused fumble of the season and second of his career.  It was Randolph’s first fumble recovery of the season, second of his career.  The play set up a UK field goal late in the second quarter.

 Senior Landon Foster punted seven times for a 42.3-yard average, including two punts over 50 yards and one inside the 20.

 True freshman CB Derrick Baity made his first collegiate start, joining CB Chris Westry and S Mike Edwards as three freshmen who started in the UK secondary today.

 Seniors Landon Foster and Farrington Huguenin played in their team-leading 45th career games.

 Junior C Jon Toth started his team-leading 32nd consecutive game.