A few numbers from Kentucky’s OT loss

A few numbers from UK’s three-overtime loss Saturday night:

– Kentucky has lost 28 straight games to Florida, 18 straight games in Gainesville and now 17 straight SEC games.

– True freshman Garrett Johnson caught six passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Johnson caught a 60-yard TD pass and a 33-yard TD pass.

– Patrick Towles ended up completing 24 of 45 passes for 369 yards and three touchdowns with three interceptions. He did not throw an interception in the first two games.

– UK had trouble running the ball, gaining just 81 yards on 33 carries.

– Florida ran 94 offensive plays, the most against the Cats since Vanderbilt ran 94 plays in 2005. Arkansas ran 99 plays in that seven-overtime win over Kentucky in 2003.

– Florida receiver Demarcus Robinson caught 15 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns.

– Florida running back Matt Jones gained 156 yards on 29 carries. In Florida’s 24-7 win over UK last year in Lexington, Jones rushed for 176 yards on 28 carries.

– Even the 20 points UK scored in regulation was the most it had scored against the Gators since losing 45-37 to Florida in 2007.

– The 6-point loss was the smallest margin since Kentucky lost 24-21 to Florida in 2003.

– In its last three trips to the Swamp, Kentucky trailed 24-0 at the half in 2012, 21-7 in 2010 and 42-3 in 2008. The game was tied 3-3 at the half this year.

– Kentucky is now 2-6 in overtime games. Florida is 4-2 in overtime games. The Gators have won four straight.

– This was the first three-overtime game in Florida history.

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Kentucky football’s overtime record

Kentucky football’s overtime record:

  • 2014 – Lost 36-30 at Florida
  • 2012 – Lost 32-31 to Western Kentucky
  • 2009 – Lost 30-24 to Tennessee
  • 2007 – Lost 52-50 to Tennessee
  • 2007 – Won 43-37 over LSU
  • 2003 – Lost 71-63 to Arkansas
  • 2000 – Lost 40-34 at Louisville
  • 1997 – Won 40-34 over Alabama
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Liveblog: Kentucky-Florida football

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Good game-day morning from the Sunshine State

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Good game-day morning, as Kentucky football visits Florida in the Swamp Saturday night  in UK’s SEC opener. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network.

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College football on television: September 13

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One of the best things about Kentucky-Florida tonight is that you the viewer get Brent Musburger doing a Kentucky football game.

Now here are the college football games on television today and tonight:

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Once a stoyline, Joker Phillips has disappeared from view

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A year ago, he was one of the main story lines, the former Kentucky football player, assistant and later head coach, coming back to Lexington to face his old employer and old team with his new employer and new team, the Florida Gators.

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“Bill from Gainesville” makes a prank call

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Will Muschamp may be on the proverbial hot seat, but Coach Boom hasn’t lost his sense of humor.

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How Kentucky offense has fared against Florida

Here’s a look at how the Kentucky offense has produced against the Florida defense over the past 10 years.

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College football on television: September 12

Cincinnati actually gets to start its season tonight, as we look at the college football television schedule:

  • 7:00 – Toledo at Cincinnati (ESPNU)
  • 8:00 – Baylor at Buffalo (ESPN)
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South Carolina won’t be able to contain Georgia

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This week’s premier SEC matchup features Georgia at South Carolina on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on CBS which figures to go a long way toward determining the winner of the East Division.

Or at least that’s what we thought before South Carolina got its clock cleaned by Kenny Hill and Texas A&M in the SEC Network’s debut game way back on August 28.

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