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UK-Mississippi State postgame notes, numbers

Logan Stenberg looks at the scoreboard after Saturday’s loss. (Vicky Graff Photo)

KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES

Kentucky at Mississippi State

Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, Miss.

Sept. 21, 2019

FINAL SCORE: Mississippi State 28, Kentucky 13

Team Records and Series Information

  • Kentucky is 2-2, 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference.  Mississippi State is 3-1, 1-0 in the league.
  • Mississippi State leads the series, 24-23.
  • Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats have their only back-to-back road games of the season as UK visits South Carolina on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. It will be televised on the SEC Network.

 

Player Notes

  • UK’s game capts: OG Logan Stenberg, DL Calvin Taylor, LB Josh Paschal and athlete Lynn Bowden Jr.
  • Junior athlete Lynn Bowden Jr. caught seven passes for 129 yards, his first 100-yard game of the season and second of his career.
    • Now has 1,285 career receiving yards, moving past seven players for 18th place on the UK career receiving yardage list.
    • Now has 111 career receptions, moving into 15th place on the UK career list. 
    • He is the first UK player with at least six receptions in each of the first four games since James Whalen in 1999.
    • Has caught a pass in 18 consecutive games.
    • Also rushed three times for 37 yards and had 210 all-purpose yards on the day.
  • Junior WR Josh Ali caught five passes for 61 yards, both career highs.
  • Redshirt freshman RB Kavosiey Smoke rushed for 25 yards, including a two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
  • Junior RB Asim “AJ” Rose rushed nine times for 105 yards, averaging 11.7 yards per carry.
    • It is his first 100-yard game of the season and third of his career. 
  • Junior CB Brandin Echols got a sack/caused fumble in the third quarter, his first for both plays at Kentucky.  He had a career-high 10 tackles.
    • Redshirt freshman CB Jamari Brown recovered the fumble, his first as a Wildcat.
  • Sophomore S Yusuf Corker had the first two pass breakups of his career and tied his career high for tackles with seven.
  • Sophomore LB DeAndre Square had nine tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack.  
  • Junior DE Kordell Looney and junior S Quandre Mosely made their first collegiate starts.
    • Mosely made his first UK interception in the second quarter, with a 39-yard return.

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