Kentucky Football

Kentucky coach to fan about late TD vs. UGA: ‘Stupid question’

While trailing by more than three touchdowns with seven seconds left in Saturday’s loss to No. 1 UGA, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops opted to call a timeout rather than let the clock run out. On the ensuing final play, the now-No. 15 Wildcats scored a touchdown to provide the final...
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Kentucky football injury update

The bye week could not have come at a better time for this Kentucky Wildcats as they try to get several key players back to 100% throughout the next two weeks before faxing Mississippi State. Mark Stoops spoke Monday on his call-in show and gave an update on several players...
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Georgia football: ESPN discusses Dawgs after 30-13 win over Kentucky

Georgia is 7-0 and still No. 1 in the polls after a 30-13 home win over Kentucky. ESPN touched on the Bulldogs following the conference matchup, including its latest predictions for the College Football Playoff. Georgia and Cincinnati each got all 14 votes, with Alabama and Oklahoma getting 12 votes each, Michigan getting two votes, and Michigan State and Oklahoma State each getting one vote. Georgia got the No. 1 seed in all 14 votes.
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Lexington Herald-Leader

Who’s No. 1 in Kentucky high school football media rankings after Week 9?

The top teams in the Kentucky Associated Press high school football polls, with first-place votes, records, total points and previous rankings after the games of Week 9. Others receiving votes: Paintsville 12. Lou. Holy Cross 3. CLASS 2A. Rank-SchoolFPVRcdTPPvs. 1. Lex. Christian(9)8-01081. 2. Beechwood(2)8-01012. 3. Mayfield-8-0883. 4. Middlesboro-8-0764. 5. Green...

Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops responds to criticism over late timeout call: ‘I’m there to score’

Kentucky football’s undefeated season ended with a 30-13 loss to No. 1 ranked Georgia over the weekend. In the defeat, the Wildcats managed to to score two touchdowns against the Bulldogs’ vaunted defense, the first time the unit had surrendered multiple touchdowns all season. However, the lengths at which Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops went to in order to get that second score on the board raised some eyebrows.

2022 Kentucky DL Selah Brown narrows list to 3 schools

Louisville (Ky.) Male consensus four-star defensive lineman Selah Brown narrowed his list to three schools Sunday: Illinois, Northwestern and hometown Louisville. He made the announcement on social media, and added that he expects a decision to come soon. These three schools have been ahead of the pack for Brown for...

Kentucky bowl projections entering bye week

The Kentucky Wildcats’ hopes of winning their first-ever SEC East title ended Saturday as they were defeated in Athens by the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs 30-13 in a game that saw ESPN’s College Gameday come to town. Kentucky scored two touchdowns against a Georgia starting defense that entered play only,...

Mark Stoops pays Georgia the ultimate compliment after Kentucky loss

Georgia Football coverage presented by — Many college football observers consider the 2021 Georgia Bulldogs the real deal. Mark Stoops can be included in that group. After Kentucky’s 30-13 loss to No. 1 UGA, Stoops paid Kirby Smart’s squad the ultimate compliment. The 2021 college football season has been a...

Kentucky vs. Georgia was the most-watched TV program on any network Saturday

The numbers are out from Saturday and a LOT of people watched Kentucky vs. Georgia on CBS. In fact, it was the most-watched TV program of the day on any network. According to CBS, an average of 6.369 million people tuned in to see the Cats put up 13 points on the nation’s top defense; that’s up 64% from the last big game on CBS, LSU vs. Mississippi State in 2019.

Two Kentucky Offensive Linemen Named Midseason All-Americans

A pair of Kentucky offensive linemen are the best blockers in America. Various outlets are releasing midseason All-American honors and two Kentucky offensive linemen received salutes. CBS named Darian Kinnard its first team offensive tackle, while the Associated Press tabbed Eli Cox as a first team offensive guard. For those...

Kentucky and Alabama fighting it out for 5-star WR Barion Brown

Kentucky is in need of playmakers at wide receiver, and there may not be a better option on the table than 5-star prospect Barion Brown. Brown, rated as the No. 14 overall player and No. 2 wide receiver in the class of 2022 by On3, is considering the Wildcats among a host of blue-blood programs. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound pass-catcher out of Nashville, TN holds nearly 30 offers, namely from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M and West Virginia, among others.

Kentucky kicker Matt Ruffolo keeps having his kicks blocked

Kentucky kicker Matt Ruffolo has had his kicks blocked four times this year and twice on Saturday vs. Georgia. Blocked kicks aren’t common. However, four of them in one half of the season, and two in just one game, is a statistical anomaly unless you’re just booting the ball into the offensive linemen’s butts.

Local teams ranked in Tennessee, Kentucky AP Football Prep Polls

Several local high school football teams are ranked in this week’s Tennessee and Kentucky AP Football Prep Polls. In Tennessee Class 1A, defending state champions and undefeated Peabody (7-0) remains the No. 1 team in the state, while undefeated McKenzie (8-0) is in second and Dresden (6-2) is in the nine spot.