UK’s holding calls and more post-Vanderbilt notes


Some notes from UK’s 22-6 loss to Vanderbilt:

* Kentucky was called for four offensive holding penalties. Going back through my play-by-play, I have UK previously called for four holding penalties all year.

* The Cats have now lost 14 straight SEC games, which remains the third-longest streak in school history. A loss at Georgia next Saturday would tie the 15-game losing streak that the Cats compiled from 1999 through 2001.

* The four interceptions most since UK threw four picks in last year’s loss to Western Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium. The Cats last threw five interceptions in 1999 against Tennessee.

* The last time Kentucky lost three straight to Vanderbilt was 1993-95. That was part of a five-game losing streak to the Commodores.

* Kentucky’s 262 total yards just two more than it gained last year in 40-0 loss to Vanderbilt at Commonwealth Stadium. UK gained 211 yards in the 38-8 loss at Vandy in 2011.

* Vanderbilt gained 313 yards meaning this was 17th straight SEC game in which the Cats have been outgained.

* The 313 yards is the fewest UK has allowed to an SEC team this season. The pevious low was 402 by Florida.

* It’s the fewest yards UK has allowed to Vanderbilt since the Commodores gained 209 in 2009. Vandy gained 400 on the Cats in 2010, 410 in 2011 and 447 last season.

* This was Jalen Whitlow’s worst passing game in which he has thrown 20-or-more passes. Whitlow was 14-of-28 for just 120 yards with four interceptions. That figures to a pass efficiency rating of 57.43.

His previous low for 20-or-more throws was 76.42 against South Carolina last season in which Whitlow was 12-of-23 for 114 yards and two interceptions after taking over for the injured Maxwell Smith.

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