2009 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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2009 Kentucky Wildcats football
UKentucky logo.png
Music City Bowl vs Clemson, L 21–13
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
2009 record 7–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Rich Brooks (7th season)
Offensive coordinator Joker Phillips
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Steve Brown
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Commonwealth Stadium
(Capacity: 67,942)
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#3 Florida x   8 0         13 1  
Georgia   4 4         8 5  
Tennessee   4 4         7 6  
Kentucky   3 5         7 6  
South Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#1 Alabama x   8 0         14 0  
#17 LSU   5 3         9 4  
#20 Ole Miss   4 4         9 4  
Arkansas   3 5         8 5  
Auburn   3 5         8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 7  
Championship: #2 Alabama 32, #1 Florida 13
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Rich Brooks, in his seventh and ultimately final season at Kentucky, and played its home games at Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats competed in the Southeastern Conference in its eastern division. They finished the season with a record of 7–6 and 3–5 in conference play, and were defeated by Clemson 21–13 in the Music City Bowl.

Several days after the Cats' bowl appearance, Brooks retired from coaching. He was immediately replaced by offensive coordinator Joker Phillips, who had agreed in 2008 to be Brooks' designated successor.[1]

Preseason and Postseason Awards[edit]

PFW All-American[edit]

2009 Pro Football Weekly All-American First Team
[2]
# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown
38 John Conner 5'11" 240 Fullback Sr. Cincinnati, OH, U.S.

AP All-SEC[edit]

2009 AP All-SEC First Team
[3]
# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown
18 Randall Cobb 5'11" 190 All-Purpose So. Alcoa, TN, U.S.
2009 AP All-SEC Second Team
[3]
# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown
20 Derrick Locke 5'9" 180 RB Jr. Hugo, OK, U.S.
50 Sam Maxwell 6'3" 244 LB Sr. Hartwell, GA, U.S.
91 Corey Peters 6'3" 295 DT Sr. Louisville, KY, U.S.

Pre-season SEC Picks[edit]

Coaches: 6th (East)
AP: 6th (East)

Pre-season Polls[edit]

USA Today/Coaches: 42nd[4]

Pre-season All-SEC[edit]

2009 All-SEC First Team
[5]
  • Trevard Lindley, DB
2009 All-SEC Second Team
[5]
  • Micah Johnson, LB
2009 All-SEC Third Team
[5]
  • Zipp Duncan, OT
  • Jorge Gonzalez, C
  • Mike Hartline, QB
  • Corey Peters, DT

Current Depth Chart[edit]

As of November 18, 2009

Offense
WR
8 Chris Matthews (Jr.)
16 LaRod King (Fr.)
81 Kyrus Lanxter (Jr.)
LT LG C RG RT
72 Zipp Duncan (Sr.) 70 Stuart Hines (So.) 61 Jorge Gonzalez (Sr.) 78 Christian Johnson (Sr.) 76 Justin Jeffries (Sr.)
52 Billy Joe Murphy (So.) 67 Larry Warford (Fr.) 69 Matt Smith (Fr.) 63 Jake Lanefski (So.) 75 Brad Durham (Jr.)
74 Trevino Woods (Fr.) 64 Osaze Idumwonyi (Fr.) 56 Sam Simpson (Fr.) 58 Sean Stackhouse (Fr.) 59 Dave Ulinski (Fr.)
TE
86 Ross Bogue (Sr.)
80 TC Drake (Sr.)
40 Maurice Grinter (Sr.)
WR
18 Randall Cobb (So.)
85 Gene McCaskill (So.)
13 Eric Adeyemi (So.)
QB
12 Morgan Newton (Fr.)
1 Will Fidler (Jr.)
7 Ryan Mossakowski (Fr.)[6]
FB
38 John Conner (Sr.)
47 AJ Nance (Sr.)
FB
20 Derrick Locke (Jr.)
29 Alphonso Smith (Sr.)
30 Moncell Allen (Jr.)
Defense
CB
34 Paul Warford (Jr.)
15 Martavius Neloms (Fr.)
35 Cartier Rice (Fr.)
DE NT DT DE
94 Taylor Wyndham (Fr.) 91 Corey Peters (Sr.) 53 Ricky Lumpkin (Jr.) 55 DeQuin Evans (So.)
66 Chandler Burden (So.) 60 Shane McCord (Jr.) 98 Mark Crawford (Jr.) 96 Collins Ukwu (Fr.)
95 Patrick Ligon (Fr.) 97 Mister Cobble (Fr.) 68 Luke McDermott (So.) 62 Greg Meisner (So.)
CB
24 Randall Burden (So.)
6 Taiedo Smith (So.)
14 Anthony Mosley (So.)
FS
33 Calvin Harrison (Sr.)
10 Matt Lentz (So.)
11 Greg Wilson (So.)
Sam LB Middle LB Will LB
50 Sam Maxwell (Sr.) 4 Micah Johnson (Sr.) 22 Danny Trevathan (So.)
57 Jacob Dufrene (So.) 46 Ronnie Sneed (So.) 47 William Johnson (Fr.)
48 Ridge Wilson (Fr.) 43 Mikhail Mabry (Sr.) 54 Brandon Thurmond (Jr.)
SS
21 Winston Guy (So.)
27 Ashton Cobb (Sr.)
Special Teams
K
88 Joseph Mansour (Fr.)
P
9 Ryan Tydlacka (So.)
LS
Brad Hart (Jr.)
KR
29 Alphonso Smith (Sr.)
20 Derrick Locke (Jr.)
PR
18 Randall Cobb (So.)

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 12:00 PM vs. Miami (OH)* Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OH (Rumble on the River) ESPNU W 42–0   41,037[7]
September 19 12:00 PM Louisville* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Governor's Cup) ESPNU W 31–27   66,988[8]
September 26 6:00 PM #1 Florida Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPN2 L 7–41   64,011[9]
October 3 12:21 PM #3 Alabama Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY SECN L 20–38   70,967[10]
October 10 12:30 PM at #25 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC SECRN L 26–28   65,278[11]
October 17 7:30 PM at Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPNU W 21–14   86,217[12]
October 24 7:00 PM Louisiana–Monroe* Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY (Military Appreciation Day) SECRN W 36–13   61,203[13]
October 31 7:00 PM Mississippi Statedagger Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY SECRN L 24–31   64,953[14]
November 7 1:00 PM Eastern Kentucky* Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY BBSN W 37–12   60,053[15]
November 14 12:21 PM at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN SECN W 24–13   33,675[16]
November 21 7:45 PM at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN2 W 34–27   92,746[17]
November 28 7:00 PM Tennessee Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel/Senior Day) ESPNU L 24–30 OT  70,981[18]
December 27 8:15 PM vs. Clemson* LP Field • Nashville, TN (Music City Bowl) ESPN L 13–21   57,280[19]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Miami (Ohio)[edit]

Pregame Line:[20] -16.5

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 21 14 7 42
RedHawks 0 0 0 0 0

Randall Cobb scored a touchdown early in the second quarter

Mike Hartline threw two touchdowns to receiver Randall Cobb and led Kentucky to a 42–0 victory. Hartline had a great first game of the season, throwing 18 of 27 for 222 yards. Cobb caught a 27-yard pass for Kentucky's first touchdown. He also took a direct snap from center and ran 11 yards for a third-quarter touchdown. The versatile sophomore had seven catches for 96 yards. Kentucky's defense also performed very well, picking off Miami twice and holding the Redhawks to under 200 yards of total offense. All-American cornerback Trevard Lindley intercepted a pass in the 3rd quarter and returned it for a 25-yard touchdown. That was Lindley's tenth career interception and his second returned for a touchdown. The pass intercepted was in the second quarter by senior safety Calvin Harrison. Another star of the game was the debut of junior receiver Chris Matthews. Matthews caught a touchdown pass from Hartline late in the 2nd quarter. This was Kentucky's first shut out since 1996 when they shut out Vanderbilt.

Week 1 SEC Defensive Player of the Week: [21] Trevard Lindley was named SEC defensive player of the week after intercepting a pass, scoring a touchdown, and breaking up three passes.


Louisville[edit]

Pregame Line:[20] -14

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 0 6 14 27
Wildcats 10 7 0 14 31

Kentucky wins the 2009 Governor's Cup trophy for the third straight year[citation needed]

For the third straight season the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Louisville Cardinals and won the Governor's Cup. This is Kentucky's longest streak since the rivalry was renewed in 1994. Derrick Locke returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and ran for another. A fumbled kickoff return set up Kentucky's final score late in the 4th quarter, a 12-yard pass from Mike Hartline to a leaping Randall Cobb—his former rival for the starting quarterback job. Prior to that, Louisville (1–1) had taken the lead by forcing three consecutive Wildcats turnovers.[citation needed]

This back-and-forth battle for the Governor's Cup wasn't won until the final 2 minutes when Louisville quarterback Justin Burke was driving for a potential game-winning score, only to have a pass tipped by Corey Peters and picked off by Sam Maxwell. Kentucky had to punt the ball back to Louisville, but Burke's last-second Hail Mary was incomplete.

For the 9th straight season, the team that rushes for the most yards went on to win the game. Kentucky out gained Louisville running for 168 yards to 133 yards.[citation needed]

Week 3 SEC Special Teams Player of the Week: [22] Derrick Locke was named SEC special teams player of the week after returning a kickoff in the first quarter 100 yards for a touchdown.


Florida[edit]

Pregame Line:[20] +21.5

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 31 0 3 7 41
Wildcats 0 7 0 0 7


Alabama[edit]

Pregame Line:

1 2 3 4 Total
Crimson Tide 7 14 17 0 38
Wildcats 6 0 7 7 20


South Carolina[edit]

Pregame Line:

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 14 3 6 26
Gamecocks 7 7 7 7 28


Auburn[edit]

Pregame Line:

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 7 0 14 21
Tigers 7 7 0 0 14


Louisiana-Monroe[edit]

Pregame Line:

1 2 3 4 Total
War Hawks 0 7 6 0 13
Wildcats 14 14 0 8 36


Mississippi State[edit]

Pregame Line:

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 7 21 0 31
Wildcats 7 10 7 0 24


Eastern Kentucky[edit]

Pregame Line:

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonels 0 6 0 6 12
Wildcats 7 10 13 7 37


Vanderbilt[edit]

Pregame Line:

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 3 7 7 24
Commodores 3 10 0 0 13


Georgia[edit]

Pregame Line: Georgia by 7.5[23]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats (7-4, 3-4) 6 0 14 14 34
Bulldogs (6-5, 4-4) 3 17 7 0 27


Kentucky entered the game not having won at Georgia since 1977. Kentucky jumped out to a 6–0 lead on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Morgan Newton to Derrick Locke (the conversion failed) but Georgia held a 20–6 lead at halftime.[24][25]

In the third quarter, Randall Cobb scored on a 12-yard touchdown run and LaRod King caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Newton to draw Kentucky to within 27–20. Kentucky shut out Georgia in the fourth quarter and scored two touchdowns on Derrick Locke's 60-yard pass reception from Newton and Cobb's 1-yard run to give Kentucky the 34–27 win. Newton finished with 137 yards and 3 touchdowns passing, completing 9 of 17 attempts. Locke had 80 yards rushing and 2 receptions for 80 yards and two touchdowns. Cobb had 40 yards and 2 touchdowns rushing and one reception for 19 yards.[24][25]

The Kentucky defense played a huge role in securing the victory late in the game. Kentucky defensive lineman Shane McCord intercepted a Georgia pass with just under ten minutes remaining in the game. With five and a half minutes left in the game a Georgia quarterback and running back fumbled an exchange at the Kentucky 2-yard line and Kentucky linebacker Danny Trevathan recovered. Kentucky had to punt but linebacker Sam Maxwell intercepted a Georgia pass with 1:45 remaining to seal the win.[24][25][26]

Tennessee[edit]

Pregame Line:

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Volunteers 7 7 10 0 6 30
Wildcats 14 7 0 3 0 24


Roster[edit]

Roster[edit]

[1]

2010 roster alphabetical
Ht. Wt. Cl.-Exp. Hometown/High School/Last College

87 Adams, Brian Wide Receiver 6-4 232 FR-RS Gainesville, Ga./South Forsyth 60 Agomuo, Chris Linebacker 6-2 197 SO-SQ Mason, Ohio/Mason 30 Allen, Moncell Tailback 5-7 232 SR-3L New Orleans, La./Providence Day/Fork Union Military Academy 86 Aumiller, Jordan Tight End 6-4 230 FR-RS Danville, Ky./Boyle County 41 Bailey, Mychal Defensive Back 6-0 185 JR-JC LaGrange, Ga./LaGrange/Southwest Mississippi CC 31 Benton, Mikie Cornerback 5-11 190 SO-SQ Russellville, Ky./Russellville 34 Berry, Ed Wide Receiver 6-0 155 FR-RS Eminence, Ky./Eminence 27 Boyd, Aaron Wide Receiver 6-4 212 SO-1L Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay 10 Brause, Tyler Quarterback 6-4 220 FR-HS Sycamore, Ohio/Wynford 88 Brazley, Nik Wide Receiver 5-9 162 JR-SQ Louisville, Ky./Male 66 Burden, Chandler Offensive Tackle 6-4 291 JR-2L Blue Ash, Ohio/La Salle 24 Burden, Randall Cornerback 6-0 175 JR-2L LaGrange, Ga./LaGrange 18 Cobb, Randall Wide Receiver/Quarterback 5-11 186 JR-2L Alcoa, Tenn./Alcoa 97 Cobble, Mister Defensive Tackle 6-0 321 FR-RS Louisville, Ky./Central 84 Correll, Gabe Tight End 6-5 231 SO-SQ Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson/Fork Union Military Academy 98 Crawford, Mark Defensive Tackle 6-1 293 JR-1L Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis/Coffeyville CC 62 Davenport, Tyler Offensive Line 6-5 309 FR-HS Hodgenville, Ky./Larue County 61 Davis, Alvin Defensive Line 6-4 228 FR-HS Jesup, Ga./Wayne County 77 Davis, Marcus Center 6-1 283 SR-2L Union, Ky./Boone County 60 Delic, Nermin Defensive Line 6-5 259 FR-HS Dalton, Ga./Northwest Whitfield 50 Douglas, Mike Defensive End 6-4 225 FR-HS Largo, Fla./Largo 73 Duff, Stephen Offensive Tackle 6-0 301 FR-RS Louisville, Ky./Pleasure Ridge Park 57 Dufrene, Jacob Linebacker 6-1 211 SR-3L Cut Off, La./John Curtis Christian 75 Durham, Brad Offensive Tackle 6-4 321 SR-3L Mt. Vernon, Ky./Rockcastle County 48 Dutton, Alex Wide Receiver 5-10 170 SO-SQ Louisville, Ky./Trinity 49 Dutton, Nathan Wide Receiver 5-10 169 SO-SQ Louisville, Ky./Trinity 76 Eatmon-Nared, Tevan Offensive Line 6-7 280 FR-HS Bucyrus, Ohio/Wynford 55 Evans, DeQuin Defensive End 6-3 256 SR-1L Long Beach, Calif./Cabrillo/Los Angeles Harbor College 19 Fields, E.J. Wide Receiver 6-1 198 SO-SQ Frankfort, Ky./Frankfort 29 Gainer, Brandon Running Back 5-11 200 FR-HS Miami, Fla./Central 25 George, Jonathan Tailback 5-10 204 FR-RS Lincoln, Ala./Lincoln 33 Gibbs, Josh Strong Safety 5-10 210 JR-JC Long Beach, Calif./Valencia/College of the Canyons 45 Glenn, Antwane Defensive Tackle 6-3 260 JR-SQ Pacolet, S.C./Broome 64 Godby, Max Offensive Line 6-4 267 FR-HS Louisville, Ky./Christian Academy of Louisville 21 Guy Jr., Winston Free Safety 6-1 215 JR-2L Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic 31 Harper, Michael Wide Receiver 6-1 182 SR-SQ Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson/Howard 5 Hartline, Mike Quarterback 6-6 210 SR-3L Canton, Ohio/GlenOak 65 Helton, J.J. Long Snapper 6-3 225 SR-3L Franklin, Tenn./Franklin 90 Henderson, Justin Defensive End 6-3 236 FR-HS Bamberg, S.C./Bamberg-Ehrhardt 70 Hines, Stuart Offensive Guard 6-4 291 JR-2L Bowling Green, Ky./Bowling Green 83 Holloway, Spencer Defensive Line 6-3 250 FR-HS Louisville, Ky./Trinity 37 Hudnell, Christian Cornerback 6-0 202 FR-RS Cameron Park, Calif./Jesuit 2 Huzzie, Qua Linebacker 5-10 210 FR-RS LaGrange, Ga./LaGrange 51 Johnson, Tristian Defensive End 6-1 259 FR-RS LaGrange, Ga./LaGrange 13 Jones, E.J. Wide Receiver 5-9 160 SR-SQ Miami, Fla./Northwestern/Marian College/Pasadena City College 36 Joseph, Andrew Fullback 5-10 226 FR-RS Marietta, Ga./Pope/Naval Academy Prep School 82 Kendrick, Anthony Tight End 6-3 252 FR-RS Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes 16 King, La'Rod Wide Receiver 6-4 204 SO-1L Radcliff, Ky./North Hardin 63 Lanefski, Jake Offensive Guard/Center 6-4 292 JR-2L Mobile, Ala./McGill-Toolen Catholic 91 Laughlin, Brice Defensive Line 6-3 280 FR-HS Summerville, S.C./Summerville 78 Lewellen, Jacob Defensive End 6-3 244 SO-SQ Louisville, Ky./Manual 45 Lewis, Tatum Fullback 6-0 245 SO-SQ Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark 95 Ligon, Patrick Defensive End 6-4 238 FR-RS Germantown, Tenn./Christian Brothers 20 Locke, Derrick Tailback 5-9 190 SR-3L Hugo, Okla./Hugo 53 Lumpkin, Ricky Defensive Tackle 6-4 306 SR-3L Clarksville, Tenn./Kenwood 88 Mansour, Joe Kicker/Punter 6-2 181 FR-HS LaGrange, Ga./LaGrange 8 Matthews, Chris Wide Receiver 6-5 219 SR-1L Los Angeles, Calif./Dorsey/Los Angeles Harbor College 47 McCaden, Tevin Running Back 5-8 200 FR-HS Lexington, Ky./Bryan Station 13 McCaskill, Gene Wide Receiver 6-0 192 JR-2L Chester, S.C./Chester 92 McCord, Shane Defensive Tackle 6-2 291 SR-3L Hartwell, Ga./Hart County 68 McDermott, Luke Defensive Tackle 6-1 265 JR-SQ Louisville, Ky./Trinity 54 McDuffen, Malcolm Linebacker 6-3 205 FR-HS Hopkinsville, Ky./Christian County 93 McIntosh, Craig Kicker 6-0 199 SO-1L Lexington, Ky./Lexington Christian 37 Meisner, Greg Fullback 6-1 236 JR-1L Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield Area 42 Melillo, Nick Tight End 6-2 242 JR-1L Louisville, Ky./Trinity/Lindenwood 71 Mingey, Burt Offensive Line 6-7 330 FR-HS Lexington, Ky./Lafayette 79 Mitchell, Kevin Offensive Guard 6-6 326 FR-RS Winston, Ga./Alexander 44 Mosby, Ryan Linebacker 5-11 206 FR-RS Heath, Texas/Rockwall-Heath 14 Mosley, Anthony Cornerback 6-0 169 JR-1L Ellenwood, Ga./Tucker 7 Mossakowski, Ryan Quarterback 6-4 224 FR-RS Frisco, Texas/Centennial 52 Murphy, Billy Joe Offensive Tackle 6-6 294 JR-2L Gamaliel, Ky./Monroe County 41 Murphy, Brian Fullback 6-0 220 JR-SQ Big Stone Gap, Va./Powell Valley 15 Neloms, Martavius Cornerback 6-1 184 SO-1L Memphis, Tenn./Fairley 12 Newton, Morgan Quarterback 6-4 235 SO-1L Carmel, Ind./Carmel 78 Noltemeyer, David Offensive Line 6-4 275 FR-HS Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier Patterson, Tim Linebacker 6-4 220 FR-HS Louisville, Ky./Central 14 Phillippi, Ryan Quarterback 5-11 178 RS FR-SQ Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay 93 Porter, Elliott Defensive Tackle 6-3 290 FR-HS Waggaman, La./Archbishop Shaw 1 Priester, Jerell Cornerback 5-9 170 FR-HS Ulmer, S.C./Allendale-Fairfax 39 Ratliff, Jewell Linebacker 6-1 230 FR-HS New Orleans, La./McDonogh 35 35 Rice, Cartier Cornerback 5-10 182 SO-1L Duncan, S.C./Byrnes 3 Roark, Matt Wide Receiver 6-5 209 JR-2L Acworth, Ga./North Cobb 89 Robinson, Tyler Tight End 6-3 243 FR-HS Friendsville, Tenn./Alcoa 99 Rumph, Donte Defensive Line 6-3 265 FR-HS St. Matthews, S.C./Calhoun County/Fork Union Military Academy 23 Russell, Donald Tailback 5-11 209 SO-1L West Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer 4 Sanders, Raymond Running Back 5-8 185 FR-HS Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson 15 Sargent, Tyler Quarterback 6-4 217 JR-SQ Waynesville, Ohio/Clinton Massie 80 Shields, Ronnie Tight End 6-5 220 FR-HS Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson 38 Simmons, Eric Defensive Back 6-0 180 FR-HS Atlanta, Ga./Westlake 90 Simmons, Pat Kicker 6-2 204 SO-SQ LaGrange, Ga./LaGrange 32 Simpson, Miles Running Back 6-2 210 FR-HS Independence, Ky./Simon Kenton 56 Simpson, Sam Center 6-4 275 FR-RS Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay 85 Smith, Alex Tight End 6-5 251 FR-HS Cincinnati, Ohio/Lakota West 69 Smith, Matt Center 6-4 288 SO-1L Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier 6 Smith, Taiedo Free Safety 6-0 188 JR-2L Dunnellon, Fla./Dunnellon 46 Sneed, Ronnie Linebacker 6-2 233 JR-2L Tallahassee, Fla./Florida 58 Stackhouse, Sean Offensive Guard 6-4 265 SO-SQ Jacksonville, Fla./Mandarin 49 Thomas, Antonio Linebacker 6-1 236 JR-SQ Cowpens, S.C./Broome 59 Thomas, Jon Long Snapper 5-11 231 JR-SQ Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier 22 Trevathan, Danny Linebacker 6-1 223 JR-2L Leesburg, Fla./Leesburg 34 Trimble, Dale Defensive Back 5-10 175 FR-HS Gadsden, Ala./Gadsden City 9 Tydlacka, Ryan Punter/Kicker 6-1 201 JR-2L Louisville, Ky./Trinity 28 Tyler, Dakotah Free Safety 5-11 207 FR-RS Indianapolis, Ind./Pike 96 Ukwu, Collins Defensive End 6-5 249 SO-1L La Vergne, Tenn./La Vergne 59 Ulinski, Dave Offensive Guard 6-5 321 SO-1L Louisville, Ky./duPont Manual 17 Walker, Jarvis Free Safety 6-1 208 FR-RS Marrero, La./Archbishop Rummel 72 Wallace, Ryan Offensive Tackle 6-5 250 SO-TR Bowling Green, Ky./Bowling Green/Colorado 67 Warford, Larry Offensive Guard 6-3 329 SO-1L Richmond, Ky./Madison Central 26 Williams, CoShik Tailback 5-9 180 SO-1L Hiram, Ga./Hiram 40 Williamson, Avery Linebacker 6-1 221 FR-HS Milan, Tenn./Milan 11 Wilson, Greg Linebacker 6-1 218 JR-2L College Park, Ga./North Clayton 48 Wilson, Ridge Linebacker 6-3 240 SO-1L Louisville, Ky./Central 74 Woods, Trevino Offensive Tackle 6-5 290 SO-SQ Athens, Ga./Clarke Central 94 Wyndham, Taylor Defensive End 6-4 238 SO-1L Swansea, S.C./Swansea

[27]

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

UK Opp
Scoring 183 161
  Points per Game 26.1 23.0
First Downs 134 130
  Rushing 75 64
  Passing 52 58
  Penalty 7 8
Total Offense 2361 2466
  Avg per Play 5.0 5.2
  Avg per Game 337.3 352.3
Fumbles-Lost 9-4 6-3
Penalties-Yards 37-333 44-349
  Avg per Game 47.6 49.9
UK Opp
Punts-Yards 35-1343 37-1390
  Avg Net Punt 38.4 37.6
Time of Possession/Game 29:34 30:26
3rd Down Conversions 39/102 47/109
4th Down Conversions 10/13 6/12
Touchdowns Scored 24 21
Field Goals-Attempts 5-8 5-8
PAT-Attempts 22-23 20-21
Attendance 281,169 154,495
  Games/Avg per Game 4/70,292 2/77,248
  Neutral Site Games 0 1/41037

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kentucky 33 70 24 56 183
Opponents 59 35 39 28 161

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Name GP-GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Derrick Locke 7-5 109 523 28 495 4.5 3 31 70.7
Randall Cobb 7-0 35 283 3 280 8.0 4 61 40.0
Alfonso Smith 7-2 35 165 10 155 4.4 1 16 22.1
Moncell Allen 7-0 19 104 1 103 5.4 1 20 14.6
John Conner 6-0 18 100 0 100 5.6 2 39 16.7
CoShik Williams 3-0 12 52 0 46 4.3 0 8 17.3
Donald Russell 4-0 10 46 1 45 4.5 0 12 11.2
Mike Hartline 5-0 15 47 20 27 1.8 0 9 5.4
Will Fidler 5-0 9 36 12 24 2.7 1 11 4.8
Morgan Newton 2-0 11 37 13 24 2.2 1 10 12.0
AJ Nance 7-0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0 4 0.6
Maurice Grinter 7-0 2 2 0 2 1.0 0 2 0.3
TEAM 7-0 4 0 -7 -1.8 -1.8 0 0 -1.0
Total 7 280 1399 95 1304 4.7 13 61 186.3
Opponents 7 274 1338 119 1219 4.4 8 35 174.1

Passing[edit]

Name GP-GS Effic Att-Cmp Pct Yds TD-INT Lng Avg/G
Mike Hartline 5-5 119.2 77-127 60.6 792 6-6 55 158.4
Will Fidler 5-0 91.4 17-35 48.6 163 1-1 25 32.6
Morgan Newton 2-1 56.3 8-19 42.1 56 0-1 23 28.0
Randall Cobb 7-1 97.7 2-6 33.3 46 0 37 6.6
Tyler Sargeant 1-0 0.0 0-1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 105.8 104-189 55.0 1057 7-8 55 151.0
Opponents 7 111.4 100-199 50.3 1247 10-8 66 178.1

Receiving[edit]

Name GP-GS Receptions Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Randall Cobb 7-6 28 349 12.5 4 55 49.9
Chris Matthews 7-6 19 212 11.2 1 37 30.3
Derrick Locke 7-0 16 128 8.0 0 21 18.3
Gene McCaskill 7-1 8 96 12.0 0 31 13.7
Kyrus Lanxter 5-0 7 58 8.3 0 16 11.6
John Conner 6-0 5 46 9.2 1 25 7.7
TC Drake 7-0 4 50 12.5 0 20 7.1
Moncell Allen 7-0 4 19 4.8 0 7 2.7
Matt Roark 7-0 3 30 10.0 0 15 4.3
Nick Melilo 7-0 3 22 7.3 0 8 3.1
Ross Bogue 7-0 2 14 7.0 1 12 2.0
Eric Adeyemi 6-0 2 10 5.0 0 6 1.7
Gabe Correll 2-0 1 15 15.0 0 15 7.5
Alfonso Smith 7-0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Total 7 104 1057 10.2 7 55 151.0
Opponents 7 100 1247 12.5 10 66 178.1

Defense[edit]

Name GP-GS Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Interceptions Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds BrUp QBH No.-Yds Avg TD Long No.-Yds FF
Micah Johnson 7-7 24 31 55 4.5-6 1.0-1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Trevathan 7-7 27 20 47 2.0-5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Calvin Harrison 7-7 24 18 42 2.0-5 0 1 0 2-42 42 0 21 1-13 0 0
Sam Maxwell 7-7 27 15 42 3.5-8 0.5-3 5 0 2-26 0 13 0 0 0 0
Winston Guy 7-7 20 22 42 1.5-9 1.0-7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corey Peters 7-7 14 14 28 7.5-38 4.0-32 3 4 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0
Randall Burden 7-3 17 5 22 0.5-2 0 5 1-50 50.0 1 50 0 0 0 0
DeQuin Evans 7-7 7 12 19 6.0-25 3.0-21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Lentz 7-0 17 1 18 0-0 0 1 0 1-23 23.0 0 23 0 0 0
Trevard Lindley 4-4 11 2 13 1.0-4 0 4 0 1-25 25 1 26 0 0 0
Ricky Lumpkin 7-7 9 4 13 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Warford 4-4 8 3 11 0-0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taylor Wyndham 7-2 5 7 12 2.5-11 2.0-9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Taiedo Smith 7-0 6 5 11 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Martavius Neloms 6-1 7 4 11 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Collins Ukwu 7-4 6 4 10 1.5-6 0.5-2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ronnie Sneed 7-0 3 6 9 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chandler Burden 7-2 4 4 8 0.5-1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mark Crawford 7-0 1 7 8 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shane McCord 7-0 5 2 7 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AJ Nance 7-0 3 2 5 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0
Ashton Cobb 5-0 3 1 4 0-0 0 0 0 1-3 3.0 0 3 0 0 0
Matt Roark 7-0 2 2 4 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moncell Allen 7-0 4 0 4 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alfonso Smith 7-0 3 1 4 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cartier Rice 4-0 2 1 3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jacob Dufrene 7-0 3 0 3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Randall Cobb 7-0 2 0 2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Wilson 7-0 1 1 2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antwane Glenn 2-0 0 1 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Meisner 3-0 2 0 2 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Matthews 6-0 1 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ridge Wilson 6-0 0 1 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mikhail Mabry 7-0 0 1 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antonio Thomas 2-0 0 1 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony Mosley 4-0 1 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ross Bogue 7-0 0 1 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Hartline 6-0 1 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 282 196 478 35-123 12-75 43 9 8-169 21.1 2 50 3-13 1 0
Opponents 7 281 224 505 28-92 7-40 24 17 8-64 8.0 0 0 3-45 4 0

Special teams[edit]

Name Punting Field Goals Kickoffs
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd Att. Made Pct. Long No. Yds Avg TB OB
Lones Seiber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 62.5 49 16 1046 65.4 1 0
Ryan Tydlacka 34 1343 39.5 59 3 11 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Craig McIntosh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1214 60.7 2 1
Total 35 1343 38.4 59 3 11 12 1 5 8 62.5 49 36 2260 62.8 3 1
Opponents 37 1390 37.6 56 3 7 7 0 3 8 37.5 34 34 2055 60.4 4 1
Name Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Yds Avg TD Long No. Yds Avg TD Long
Derrick Locke 0 0 0 0 0 4 191 47.75 1 100
Alfonso Smith 0 0 0 0 0 2 35 17.5 0 19
Winston Guy 0 0 0 0 0 1 28 28 0 28
Randall Cobb 14 191 13.6 1 73 0 0 0 0 0
Gene McCaskill 1 10 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0
Total 15 201 13.4 1 73 29 667 23.0 1 100
Opponents 7 49 7.0 1 23 32 731 22.8 0 65

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Final
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Harris Not released NR NR NR NR NR
BCS Not released NR NR

Class of 2010 commitments/signees[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Mychal Bailey
DB
LaGrange, Georgia Southwest Mississippi C.C. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Sep 11, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Tyler Brause
QB
Bucyrus, Ohio Wynford 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Aug 20, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 73
Alvin Davis
DE
Jesup, Georgia Wayne County 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Oct 21, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Nermin Delic
TE/DE
Tunnel Hill, Georgia Northwest Whitfield 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Nov 25, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Mike Douglas
DE
Largo, Florida Largo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Dec 14, 2009 
Scout:1/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Teven Eatmon
TE/OL
Bucyrus, Ohio Wynford 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 280 lb (130 kg) Aug 20, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Brandon Gainer
RB
Miami, Florida Miami 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Feb 3, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
Kenarious Gates
OT
Greenville, Georgia Greenville 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Dec 20, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 72
Josh Gibbs
SS
Santa Clarita, California College of the Canyons 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 15, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Justin Henderson
DE
Bamberg, South Carolina Bamberg-Ehrhardt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Apr 18, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 74
Farrington Huguenin
DE
Columbia, South Carolina Dreher 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Jan 29, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Jabari Johnson
LB
Stone Mountain, Georgia Stephenson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 30, 2009 
Scout:1/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Brice Laughlin
DT
Summerville, South Carolina Summerville 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 260 lb (120 kg) Dec 7, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Joseph Mansour
K
LaGrange, Georgia LaGrange 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 174 lb (79 kg) Jul 1, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 71
Tim McAdoo
DT
Murfreesboro, Tennessee Oakland 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 310 lb (140 kg) Aug 17, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Malcolm McDuffen
LB
Hopkinsville, Kentucky Christian County 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sep 19, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Elliot Porter
DT
Marrero, Louisiana Archbishop Shaw 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Aug 13, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 79
Tyler Robinson
TE
Alcoa, Tennessee Alcoa 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 250 lb (110 kg) Sep 26, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Raymond Sanders
RB
Stone Mountain, Georgia Stephenson 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 2, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Ronnie Shields
TE
Stone Mountain, Georgia Stephenson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 30, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 73
Eric Simmons
DB
Atlanta, Georgia Westlake 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oct 14, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Alex Smith
TE
Cincinnati, Ohio Lakota West 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Feb 3, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Ryan Smith
DB
Cordova, Alabama Cordova 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Oct 15, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 74
Dale Trimble
DB
Gadsden, Alabama Gadsden 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Dec 6, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 79
Avery Williamson
LB
Milan, Tennessee Milan 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Nov 19, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 74
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Class of 2011 Commitments[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Jon Davis
TE
Louisville, Kentucky Eastern 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.6 Dec 11, 2009 
Scout:1/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Darrian Miller
OT
Lexington, Kentucky Bryan Station 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 4.87 Dec 20, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

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