BATON ROUGE, La. — Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown says his unit did little right in the 41-3 loss to LSU, which held the Cats without a touchdown and to a season-low 217 yards.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Running some numbers on Kentucky’s 41-3 loss at LSU.
* Kentucky allowed 303 rushing yards, most since Florida rushed for 405 in 2011.
* LSU’s 51 rushing attempts most by a UK opponent since Western Kentucky rushed 51 times in an overtime win over the Cats in 2012. In a regulation game, it was the most since Vanderbilt rushed 56 times (203 yards) in 2011.
* Kentucky rushed for a season-low 71 yards. Previous low was 81 at Florida.
* UK averaged 2.63 yards rushing Saturday compared to 2.45 against Florida.
* Kentucky gained just 217 total yards, fewest since 2011 in blowout 59-17 loss at Georgia last year.
* Kentucky passed for a season-low 146 yards. Previous low was 170 against Ohio University.
* UK did not score an offensive touchdown for the first time since the Florida game Sept. 28 of last season.
* LSU gained 163 yards on five kick returns — 114 on four punt returns and 49 on one kickoff return. LSU’s Tre’Davious White scored on a 67-yard punt return in the first quarter.
* LSU threw just 15 passes, fewest against UK since Miami of Ohio threw 14 last season. It was the fewest by an SEC opponent since Georgia threw 12 in 2010.
* Patrick Towles was 19-of-36 for 146 yards without a touchdown or an interception. That figures to a passer rating of 86.84, lowest of the season. His previous low was 111.55 against Ohio University.
* Kentucky did not commit a turnover, yet lost by 38 points.
* LSU running back Terrence McGee rushed for 127 yards on just nine carries. UK’s leading rusher was Mikel Horton.
* LSU has won its last 12 games in which it has a 100-yard rusher.
* Kentucky still hasn’t won three consecutive SEC games since 2006.
College football games on television today and tonight:
Saturday, October 18
- 12:00 – Baylor at West Virginia (Fox Sports 1)
- 12:00 – Furman at South Carolina (SEC)
- 12:00 – Iowa at Maryland (ESPN2)
- 12:00 – Kansas State at Oklahoma (ESPN)
- 12:00 – Purdue at Minnesota (Big 10)
- 12:00 – South Florida at Tulsa (ESPN News)
- 12:00 – Tulane at UCF (ESPNU)
- 12:30 – Virginia at Duke (ACC/WKYT)
- 3:30 – Cincinnati at SMU (CBS Sports)
- 3:30 – Clemson at Boston College (ESPNU)
- 3:30 – Michigan State at Indiana (ESPN)
- 3:30 – Rutgers at Ohio State (ABC/ESPN2)
- 3:30 – Texas A&M at Alabama (CBS)
- 3:30 – UCLA at California (ABC/ESPN2)
- 4:00 – Georgia at Arkansas (SEC)
- 4:00 – Oklahoma State at TCU (Fox Sports 1)
- 6:00 – Colorado at USC (Pac-12)
- 7:00 – Georgia Tech at North Carolina (ESPNU)
- 7:00 – Missouri at Florida (ESPN2)
- 7:00 – Tennessee at Ole Miss (ESPN)
- 7:00 – Utah State at Colorado State (CBS Sports)
- 7:30 – Kentucky at LSU (SEC)
- 7:30 – Nebraska at Northwestern (Big 10)
- 8:00 – Notre Dame at Florida State (ABC)
- 8:00 – Washington at Oregon (Fox Sports 1)
- 10:15 – Nevada at BYU (ESPN2)
- 10:30 – Hawaii at San Diego State (CBS)
- 10:30 – Stanford at Arizona State (ESPN)
Big Blue Links for Saturday:
- Once a sure win for LSU, Kentucky is not so much anymore, writes Scott Rabalais of The Advocate.
- LSU wants a complete game and a full stadium, writes Glenn Guilbeau of Shreveport Times.
- After tonight, Les Miles will have faced all the Stoops brothers, writes Randy Rosetta of NOLA.com.
- Ron Higgins of NOLA.com has five things LSU fans probably didn’t know about Kentucky.
- Mark Story of Herald-Leader looks at how UK and LSU match up.
- Story also has three key questions about Kentucky-LSU.
- UK quarterback Patrick Towles may have to be more than a game manager, writes Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader.
- Four-star tight end C.J. Conrad signs financial papers with UK, reports Ben Roberts of Next Cats. Conrad will participate in spring practice.
- The Wildcat is proving a boost to the UK offense, writes Sam Kahn of espn.
- David Ching of espn.com has four key storylines for Cats-Tigers.
- Kentucky ready to roar in Death Valley, reports Kyle Tucker of C-J.
- Curtain lifts on season of high Big Blue hopes, writes Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader. Big Blue Madness.
- Herald-Leader photo gallery from Big Blue Madness.
- Kentucky volleyball wins its 11th straight, reports UK Athletics.
SEC links for Saturday:
- Texas A&M’s offense is the new normal, now Alabama just has to stop it, writes Andrew Gribble of the Birmingham News.
- Aggies have changed up practice to battle the grind of eight straight weeks, writes Brent Zwereneman of the Houston Chronicle.
- Todd Gurley-less Georgia aims to overcome again, this time at Arkansas, reports Seth Emerson of Macon Telegraph.
- Another game minus Gurley, another win for Georgia? asks Mark Bradley of AJC.
- Arkansas feels close to a breakthrough, writes Robbie Neiswanger of Arkansas News. The Razorbacks lost 14-13 to Alabama last week.
- Florida has a history of success using two quarterbacks, writes Robbie Andreu of Gainesville Sun.
- Florida-Missouri a must-win for Will Muschamp, writes Jesse Simonton of Miami Herald.
- Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk wants to get back on track, writes David Morrison of Columbia Daily-Tribune.
- Tennessee hopes it’s on same trajectory as Ole Miss, writes Patrick Brown of Chattanooga Times Free Press.
- Ole Miss sophomores delivering on promise sooner than expected, reports Hugh Kellenberger of Clarion-Ledger.
- Golson’s road well worth it for Ole Miss, writes Edward Aschoff of espn.com.
Big Blue Links:
- Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein is marked by a sense of style, writes Jerry Tipton of Herald-Leader.
- John Calipari says platoon system is a luxury, not a requirement, reports Tipton.
- New and returning Cats only have eyes for national title, reports Tipton.
- Study shows that too much talent can be a problem, writes Glenn Logan of A Sea of Blue.
- A scout talks about UK’s impressive list of Big Blue Madness visitors, reports Ben Roberts of Next Cats.
- LSU’s Kwon Alexander burnishes his reputation as a ball hawk, reports Ross Dellenger of The Advocate.
- Kentucky’s Mark Stoops has deftly blended Joker Phillips’ holdovers with his own recruits, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader.
- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings got the job done, writes Randy Rosetta of NOLA.com.
- Big Blue Madness is UK basketball practice every day, writes Kyle Tucker of Courier-Journal.
- Tyler Ulis dares you to call him small, writes Mark Story of Herald-Leader.
- Daniel Orton has agreed to deal in China, reports RealGM.
- These are the Came-Back Cats, writes Brett Dawson of Cats Illustrated.
- Calipari on a mission to make two-platoon system work, writes Guy Ramsey of Cats Illustrated.
- Calipari doubles down in search of history, writes Eric Crawford of WDRB.
- Patrick Towles relishes challenge of LSU’s hostile environment, writes Ashley Scoby of KyForward.
- Calipari says those that deserve it will get more minutes, reports Jon Hale of Cats Pause.
SEC links for Friday:
- Dan Mullen says fans taking Florida speculation too far, reports ESPN.com.
- Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace was a Tennessee fan but Vols never called, writes David Climer of Tennessean.
- LSU shows Alabama how the SEC big boys are supposed to schedule, writes Kevin Scarbinsky of Birmingham News.
- Alabama faces an improved Texas A&M defense, reports Marq Burnett of Montgomery Advertiser.
- Georgia’s run defense faces stiff test at Arkansas, writes Seth Emerson of Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
- McAlister is coming through for Florida, reports Zach Abolverdi of Gainesville Sun.
- Missouri’s Marcus Murphy is piling up the all-purpose yardage, writes Tod Palmer of Kansas City Star.
- Can South Carolina stop its slide? asks Josh Kendall of The State.
- Former South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia says he saw players take money for autographs, reports Kendall.
- New-look Tennessee basketball not promoting Sweet 16 carryover, writes Mike Strange of Knoxville News-Sentinel.
After practice today, UK coach Mark Stoops talked about final preparations for Saturday’s game at LSU.