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KENTUCKY POSTGAME NOTES
No. 6 South Carolina at Kentucky
Commonwealth Stadium, Sept. 29, 2012
FINAL SCORE: No. 6 South Carolina 38, Kentucky 17
Team Records and Series Notes
- With the loss, Kentucky drops to 1-4 overall, 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference. South Carolina improves to 5-0, 2-0 in the SEC.
- South Carolina now leads the series 16-7-1, including 9-4 in Lexington.
- Kentucky returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 6, at home vs. Mississippi State. Game time is 12:21 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium and the game will be televised on the SEC Network.
- UK now owns a 135-113-4 overall record at Commonwealth Stadium.
- UK blocked a punt for the first time since Danny Trevathan blocked a punt vs. Georgia on Nov. 8, 2008.
- UK owns a 39-185-5 record all-time against teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 20/25 Poll.
- The UK defense held South Carolina to 26 total rushing yards on 19 attempts in the first half and limited the Gamecocks to 108 total yards in the first period.
- The Wildcats owned a 17-7 lead at halftime. The Gamecocks entered the game having outscored its opponents 73-19 in the first half.
- UK held South Carolina – who entered the game averaging 424.2 yards of offense per game – to 348 yards of total offense, the second-lowest offensive output for the Gamecocks this year, behind a 272-yard offensive game in a USC win at Vanderbilt during the opening weekend of action.
- Freshman QB Jalen Whitlow played his first extensive action of the year, replacing the injured Maxwell Smith in the first quarter.
- Whitlow completed 12-of-23 passes for 114 yards, also rushing 16 times for one touchdown.
- His eight-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter was his first career touchdown.
- Junior TB Raymond Sanders notched his second rushing touchdown of the year and the fifth of his career.
- Sanders finished with 14 carries for 59 yards and one touchdown.
- Senior WR La’Rod King caught two passes for 17 yards.
- King now has 1,462 receiving yards in his career, staying at 10th place on the UK all-time receiving yards list.
- Junior Donte Rumph notched his second sack of the year and the third of his career, finishing with six tackles.
- Linebacker Alvin “Bud” Dupree has made at least one big play (QB sack, tackle for loss, fumble caused, fumble recovery or pass breakup) in nine consecutive games.
- Dupree finished with nine tackles, including 1.5 sacks. It marked his first career multi-sack game.
- Junior Tristan Johnson recorded his first career sack, finishing with six tackles.
- Freshman WR A.J. Legree charted his first career multiple-catch game, with two receptions for 25 yards, including a 20-yard grab in the first half.
- Sophomore fullback Darrell “D.J.” Warren rushed for the first time of the year, a two-yard run.
- Freshman DB Daron Blaylock blocked a punt in the second quarter, UK’s first blocked punt since 2008 when Danny Trevathan blocked one against Georgia.
- Blaylock also recorded his second career pass break-up and his first since the win over Kent State.
- Senior Collins Ukwu notched half a sack in a four-tackle effort. He now has three sacks on the year.
- Senior Taylor Wyndham recovered his first fumble of the year and the second of his career in the second quarter. Wyndham’s last fumble recovery came as a freshman in 2009.
- Sophomore Miles Simpson set a new career-high with 12 tackles, eclipsing his previous career high of seven tackles vs. Kent State.
- Linebacker Avery Williamson finished with 10 tackles, his third double-digit tackle effort of the year.
- Senior Martavius Neloms recorded nine tackles, his second-most tackles in a game on the year.
- Senior PK Craig McIntosh made his third field goal of the year, a 22-yard attempt to open the scoring in the first quarter.
- McIntosh is 3-for-7 on the year and is 26-for-36 in his four-year career.