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Cats Open SEC Slate
With Tough Mississippi State
The University of Kentucky Wildcats, 3-1 on the season after succesive victories over Tulane, Cincinnati, and Clemson, open their Southeastern Conference season at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium against Mississippi State.
In its last outing, Kentucky, playing without the services of starting quarterback Bill Ransdell, defeated Clemson 26-7 before a Commonwealth Stadium record crowdl of 58,230. Ransdell suffered a collapsed lung on the first play from scrimmage and was replaced by sophomore Kevin Dooley of Cincinnati.
Dooley completed 15 of 23 passing attempts for 142 yards and one touchdown, a five-yard screen pass to Mark Logan. The Wildcat offense
UK Improves
Turnover Rate
had its lowest turnover total of the season, losing one fumble in the fourth quarter.
The Wildcat defensive unit turned in its third straight impressive performance, holding the Tigers to 230 yards of offense. Kentucky also forced seven Tiger turnovers, including interceptions by Russell Hairston, Maurice Douglass, and David Johnson.
Joe Worley kicked four field goals and two extra points, and Brian Williams broke loose for a 57-yard touchdown on a punt return in the third period to round out the scoring for Kentucky.
Mississippi State, coached by Emory Bellard, capped a 17-point fourth-quarter rally with a school-record! 54-yard field goal by Artie Cosby as time expired to life the Bulldogs over an in-spiredl Memphis State squad 31-28 in Starkville.
The Bulldogs bring a record of 4-1 to Commonwealth Stadium, having defeated Arkansas State (22-14), Syracuse (30-3), Southern Mississippi (23-20) and Memphis State. The Bulldogs lost their conference opener to Florida by a score of 36-22 two weeks ago in a game played at Starkville. State battled the Gators on even terms in the first half with the score standing at 20-20 at intermission.
Bellard, who is credited with inventing the wishbone offense, is in his seventh year at the Bulldog helm. His record at State is 36-37-0, including appearances in the Sun Bowl (1980) and the Hall of Fame Bowl (1981).
The University of Kentucky coaching staff has selected sophomore quarterback Kevin Dooley of Cincinnati as the offensive back of the week
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for his performance in Kentucky's 26-7 victory over Clemson. Dooley, playing in the absence of starting quarterback Bill Ransdell, completed 15 of 23 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown.
Vernon Johnson, a senior offensive tackle from London, is the offensive lineman of the week. Johnson anchored an offensive line that allowed zero quarterback sacks, while also opening the Clemson defensivel line, enabling the Wildcat running game to net 167 yards.
Senior tackle Jon Dumbauld of Troy, Ohio, and junior guard Tom Wilkins of Russellville, share the defensive line award. Dumbauld had four first hits and one asist, including a quarterback sack in the second period. Wilkins had three first hits and two assists.
Senior safety Russell Hairston of Lanham, Maryland, and sophomore linebacker Jeff Kremer of Newport share the defensive back award. Hairston intercepted Tiger quarterback Randy Anderson and tallied four first hits and one assisted tackle. Kremer was in on five first hits and two assists.
Sophomore place-kicker Joe Worley of Oakwood, Virginia, received the kicking game award. Worley scored 14 points in the Clemson contest, hitting four of four field goal attempts and both of his extra point attempts.
University of Kentucky head trainer Al Green reports that junior quarterback Bill Ransdell of Elizabethtown suffered a collapsed lung on Kentucky's first play from scrimmage in the Clemson game. Ransdell was admitted to Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington where a tube was inserted to inflate the lung. According to Green, it is questionable when Ransdell will be able to return to action. Green did say, however, that Ransdell will not see action when Kentucky hosts Mississippi State Saturday night.
When Joe Worley kicked his fourth field goal lof the evening against Clemson, a 32-yarder in the fourth period, he tied a school record of 11 field goals in a single season set in 1974 by John Pierce. Worley also tied his school record of four field goals in one game, set in the season opener against Bowling Green. Worley has hit 11 of 12 field goal attempts and leads the Wildcats in scoring with 41 points.
How the Top 20 fared
The 58,230 spectators that witnessed the Kentucky-Clemson contest broke the attendance mark for the 13-year history of UK's Commonwealth Stadium, and also represents the largest non-Kentucky Derby crowd to witness a sporting event in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The old record was 58,010 set in 1984 against Rutgers.
Brian Williams' 57-yard punt return for a touchdown was Kentucky's first punt return for a score since 1981 when Andy Molls went 87 yards against Vanderbilt for the winning points in the Wildcats' 17-10 win over the Commodores.
Redshirt freshman tailback Ivy Joe Hunter saw his first collegiate action in the Clemson game. Hunter, a native of Gainesville, Florida, missed the first three contests lof the season with knee and ankle problems.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Bill Allen of West Liberty also saw his first action against Clemson, relieving Kevin Dooley in the game's final minute.
Kentucky's 26-7 victory over Clemson was the worst defeat for the Tigers since 1980, when they were defeatedl 34-7 by Maryland, then coached by current Wildcat boss Jerry Claiborne.
When Clemson scored in the third period against Kentucky, it marked the 70th consecutive game in which the Tigers had scored. The last time the Tigers were held scoreless was on September 15, 1979, when they were shut out by the Maryland Terrapins, then coached by Claiborne.
Kentucky's win over Clemson broke a 16-game winning streak in the month of October by the Tigers. The last team to defeat the Tigers in October was North Carolina State on October 25, 1980. The winning streak started with a 21-3 win over Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium on October 3, 1981.
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Team (record)
This week
Iowa (4-0-0)................beat Michigan St. 35-31..... At Wisconsin
Oklahoma (2-0-0)...........beat Kansas State 41 -6 ... Texas at Dallas
SMU (2-0-0)................lost to Arizona 28-6............. Baylor
Florida State (4-0-0).........did not play............At Auburn
Ohio State (3-1-0)...........lost to Illinois 31-28.............Indiana
Oklahoma State (4-0-0)......beat Tulsa 25-13..............Nebraska
Michigan (4-0-0)............beat Wisconsin 33-6......At Michigan St.
LSU (2-1-0)................lost to Florida 20-0.........At Vanderbilt
Penn State (4-0-0)..........did not play....................Alabama
Arkansas (4-0-0)............beat TCU 41-0.......... At Texas Tech
Florida (3-0-1)..............beat LSU 20-0................Tennessee
Alabama (4-0-0) ....:.......did not play.......".......At Penn State
Nebraska (3-1-0)............beat New Mexico 38-7.....At Okla. State
Auburn (3-1-0)..............beat Mississippi 41-0......... Florida St.
BYU (4-1-0)................beat Colorado St. 32-7 .... San Diego St.
Tennessee (2-0-1)...........beat Wake Forest 31-29.......At Florida
Air Force (5-0-0)............beat Notre Dame 21-15.........At Navy
Georgia (3-1-0).............did not play................At Ole Miss
Baylor (4-1-0)..............beat Houston 24-21............ At SMU
Texas (2-0-0)...............beat Rice 44-16 ... .......... Oklahoma 	A		A	/	
UK Goes For SEC Respect Saturday
Just a couple-months ago, Mississippi State head football coach Emory Bellard shocked the small community of Starkville. Mississippi, if not the entire collegiate football world by proclaiming that his Bulldogs would win the 1985 Southeastern Conference football crown.
No ifs, buts or what ifs. Period! Mississippi State would reign as SEC champions by the first week of December.
There were snickers, not the candy-type folks, around the league. Some laughed out loud. There were even a few who considered the remarks as the sounds of a coach sinking quickly in his own "losing battle" against the giants of the SEC.
No, the other nine clubs haven't chucked it in and awarded the title to Bellard by dafault. But you can bet your bottom dollar people are taking the Bulldogs a good deal more seriously today than during those scorching dog (no pun intended) days of summer.
Mississippi State comes to Commonwealth Stadium this Saturday for a game which will most likely give a boost to one team's goal of a high place in the SEC while the loser is likely to face a much rougher road the remainder of the season.
In stark contrast to previous years, this is a season in which there is immense optimisim in the two clubs' camps. Imagine, Mississippi State and Kentucky with 4-1 and 3-1 records after the season's first five weeks.
Unless there is an uneventful tie, one team will advance to a flashing 5-1 or 4-1 mark with high expectactions on the horizon. Mississippi State has played like a team of destiny this season.
The Bulldogs have gutted out wins, come from behind and performed miracles along the way. Only a hard-fought loss to powerful Florida mars an otherwise perfect State record.
This past Saturday night is an indication of just how gutty State really is this fall. For example. State trailed Memphis State 28-14 in the fourth period, only to storm back and tie the game late in the contest. Then, with the final seconds ticking off the clock, the Bulldogs' Artie Cosby kicked a record 54-yard field goal on the game's final play for a 31-28 victory.
It's wins like that which separates contenders from pretenders. Yes, Bellard has the Bulldogs believing in themselves.
And how does this relate to Kentucky. Well, perhaps these two clubs mirror each other. Kentucky started the season off with a disappointing upset loss to Bowling Green by allowing a touchdown in the final two minutes.
But the Cats bounced back to score in the contest's final minutes to come-from-behind against Tulane. It was a bit more convincing against Cincinnati a week later.
The real test came Saturday when Clemson paid a visit to Commonwealth Stadium. Although saddled with a disappointing 1-2 mark themselves, the Tigers figured to be UK's toughest mission of the young season. Matters didn't appear to improv^nien starting quarterback Bill Ransdell suffered a punctured lung on the Wildcats' second offensive play.
In years past, that misfortune would be enough to fold the tent and break camp. But not this team. Reserve quarterback Kevin Dooley came off the bench and engineered six scoring drives for the Wildcats and a convincing 26-7 victory to set up the exciting showdown this weekend.
Mississippi State poses some new problems for the Wildcats. State is known for having a stingy pass defense, one which may be tougher for Dooley to penetrate. That's where the Marks & Company will be counted on heavily. And they're likely to enjoy the challenge.
Both Logan and Higgs have been impressive this season, at times. Logan has probably been more reliable, if for no other reason than Higgs has been tip-toeing his way back from spring surgery. Some have wondered what would happen when Higgs received some hard licks. Well, he did just fine, thank you. Higgs got enough good licks from Clemson to last all season. And he survived in top-notch shape.
Higgs' rehabiliation project is right on schedule, if not a couple games ahead. At first, coaches feared the Owensboro whiz would be lost for the season. Then, coaches expressed optimisim Higgs would be ready for limited action by October 12 and full steam by early November. Higgs beat all the odds, played in the season opener and now appears to be near top form. Logan and Higgs could spell the difference.
Just as important could be the blocking of Chris Derry along with the bench strength of running backs Anthony Gardner and Ivy Joe Hunter. In a game which is expected to be every bit as hard-hitting as the Clemson game, you never have too much depth.
Defensively, Kentucky will need another effort like it got from the Cats' defenders against the Tigers. This should be one right to wire. Kentucky is beginning to get that gleam back in its eye. UK by two.
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It's far too early to talk about the Southeastern Conference race in depth, but it's apparent that the one team which cannot win the title is going to have a lot to say about who does.
Florida, which is on probation by the NCAA and the SEC, has already dealt serious blows to Mississippi State and LSU. Many observers felt LSU would be the team to beat, but Florida whitewashed the Tigers 20-0 in Baton Rouge Saturday and left LSU in a catch-up situation.
The Gators get another shot at a title seeker this weekend when Florida entertains high-rolling Tennessee in Gainesville.
One of the biggest games of the weekend will send Alabama on the road in an intersectional game at University Park with Penn State. There have been some classic Alabama-Penn State games in the past, and this could be an excellent barometer on just how good Ray Perkins' Crimson Tide really are.
Other games involving SEC teams Saturday include LSU trying to get back on the winning track in Nashville against Vanderbilt, Georgia tackling Ole Miss in Jackson, and Auburn playing host to Florida State.
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I didn't know those University of Louisville die-hards were so sensitive. At least I didn't until I read last week's issue of ScoreCard, a publication on UL athletics.
Apparently, some people were offended by remarks in this space a couple weeks ago when I suggested that blue-chip basketball prepsters might face more than token opposition of earning playing time in Louisville the next three or
four years.
We said something to the effect that considering the fact that UL's squad is loaded with sixteen scholarship-type athletes this year and will have fourteen next season (even if UL doesn't sign anyone) it's hard to imagine why blue-chippers would want to pick U of L over UK, at this point in time. The emphasis should be placed on "this point in time."
After all, Louisville has just completed the nation's top recruiting class this past spring. Back in the ole days, it was a familiar cry that Kentucky always stockpiled talent to the point
that some kids never got a fair chance to play. Apparently. UL is succeeding at UK's old game.
Back to the original point. We suggested that if Felton Spencer should go to Louisville, that he most likely would have to play behind both Barry Sumpter (when he regains his eligibility) and Pervis Ellison who would be a sophomore when Spencer would be a freshman.
Now. we're told that Ellison will probably be a center only this year and will then play forward, leaving only Sumpter and Spencer to battle for the center position. Ah, I wonder when UL was recruiting Ellison if UL told him he would have to battle the likes of All-Americans Kenny Payne, Mark McSwain and Tony Kim-bro, not to mention All-State Herbert Crook and freshmen David Robinson and Avery Marshall (who is listed as both a center and forward by UL) his sophomore season.
And it's really comicial how the folks in River City are trying.to illustrate an immediate opening for prep Ail-American Rex Chapman.
Here's how ScoreCard editor John Crawley (and a good friend of ours) sees it, "as for guards, U of L has been accused of having more than their share. But with (Jeff) Hall and (Milt) Wagner graduating after this season, who's going to fill it up from long range? Kevin Walls and Keith Williams are point guards, Mike Abram has shown only medium-range potential, and Chris West only hit 35.1 percent from the field a year ago. A shooting guard the likes of Chapman, who can do just about everything according to most, would fit very nicely in the U of L attack."
Pitty poor Louisville. Really, are U of L's guards THAT bad? I mean, to read that paragraph carefully, you'd think the Cards are going to have trouble with their guards scoring from inside the free throw line, let alone 18 feet out.
Back to that great U of L recruiting class of the year past, the one rated as the nation's best by most experts. Well, ScoreCard now isn't so sure how good it is. We quote again from ScoreCard, "Louisville does appear, at least on paper, to be loaded with talent for the next few years. But none of the six freshmen have ever
stepped onto a court before 19,000 fans and a national television audience. It won't be until that point that we actually know how good they are." A dusty old newspaper clipping from one of the state's largest newspapers tells us that is a line straight out of the old UK school of thought. True, the UL rookies haven't played before 19,000 fans, but they came mighty close in that event called the Derby Classic, if memory serves us well.
There was also the mention that Kentucky is recruiting 7-1 Dwayne Schintzius and therefore Spencer would ride the bench for four years at Kentucky if Spencer chooses UK. Only one minor problem with that theory, Kentucky, hasn't landed Schintzius, nor any other player, for that matter. If Kentucky were successful in landing either Spencer or Schintzius, it's more than highly unlikely the other would also attend. That would be over-recruiting, folks!
Quite frankly, UK is recruiting Schintzius. in addition to several others, just in case Spencer decides not to attend UK. Not even UL could condemn UK for playing the insurance game. Or would they?
You know you've really struck a raw nerve when ScoreCard reacted to a tongue-n-cheek suggestion that Chapman would have strong statewide political credentials after a four-year career in the Big Blue. Said ScoreCard, "We have political offices in the city of Louisville, too."
Gosh, we weren't talking about becoming coroner, John! Heck no, and we weren't exactly thinking about jailor, district judge, or even district constable. We were thinking more along the lines of, you know, governor or perhaps United States Senator. Who'd want to fool around with a little ole city office when there are big plums around.
Hey, this is going to be a pretty exciting winter after all. For a while there, I thought we were heading into dullsville when ole Joe B. quit and there wouldn't be anyone to kick around. I really didn't believe there'd be much interest. Boy, was I wrong! ______
John, if we can keep this up, maybe we'll peddle a few more papers. You know how we all need a few more subscribers, we're just like coaches who never have enough talent. In fact, some of us forget to stop counting at fifteen.
Your turn, John.
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There will be some hot and heavy action during the next couple weeks around UK concerning a new contract for radio rights to University of Kentucky football and basketball games.
The current three-year pact with the Kentucky Network expires after the current school year and there is wide speculation that the company could be in trouble because of various crisises which have arisen the past couple years.
The Kentucky Network has held rights to the games for the past six years, having first outbid JimLlost & Associates some six years ago. KN was the successful bidder again three years ago, but the new bidding is expected to be as competitive as ever.
Without doubt, one of the hottest issues is what, if any, role will WHAS Radio of Louisville play? WHAS. the 50,000-watt. clear-channel station has been the flagship station for more than fifty years, but that could come to [Continued On Page 26] &qge<4
'Cats Claw Tigers
Despite losing quarterback Bill Ransdell to an injury on its first offensive play, Kentucky manhandled visiting Clemson, 26-7 before a state-record crowd of 58,230 at Commonwealth Stadium last Saturday evening.
Ransdell, who was on the verge of surpassing the 1,000-yard mark after only four games, received a crushing blow to the ribs by two Clemson defenders. The Elizabethtown native suffered a collapsed lung and a fractured rib (sixth rib on his left side). According to UK officials he'll probably miss next week's Mississippi State's contest.
He was taken to Central Baptist Hospital, where he was reported in good condition. He's expected to be released from the hospital later in the week.
Filling in nobly for Ransdell was backup Kevin Dooley. The Cincinnati native compiled 15 of 23 pases for 142 yards, including a five-yard touchdown screen to Mark Logan.
Clemson, however, also contributed greatly to the Wildcats' third win in four games. The Tigers, now 1-3, committed seven turnovers (four fumbles and three interceptions). The loss marked Clemson's third straight, which is a first for Danny Ford as coach of the Tigers.
Other Wildcats who co-starred in this winning performance were Joe Worley and Brian Williams.
*Worley tied his single-game record with four field goals and tied John Pierce's record of 11 successful attempts in one season. His 4-foM night included boots from 27, 30, 26, and 32.
*Williams, who returned eight punts for scores as a prep player, gave Kentucky a 16-0 advantage when he dramatically took an Andy Newell punt and dashed 57 yards for a touchdown. It was UK's first punt returned for a score since Andy Molls brought one back 87 yards at Vanderbilt in 1981.
Steve Mazza and Larry Smith led the Wildcats in tackles with eight and seven, respectively. Coach Chip Garber's secondary crew came up with a stellar performance. Defensive backs Maurice Douglass, David Johnson and Russell Hairston had one interception apiece. The secondary limited Clemson's quarterbacks to 10 of 24 for only 92 yards passing.
Overall, this was a very important tune-up before the SEC slate gets under way.
"This will get us going into conference play with a positive attitude," said a happy Jerry Claiborne. "It is the best game we've played all year. I hope we can continue to improve.
"I can't say enough for Kevin Dooley. He came in cold and hit 15 of 23 for 142 yards. He kept his poise."
Ransdell Grimacing
Kentucky saved its best performance of the season for the Tigers. Even though they came in after losses to Georgia (20-13) and Georgia Tech (14-3), the Tigers were a team to be reckoned with.
Following a close first half, the 'Cats scored the next 10 points of the ball game to widen their advantage to 16-0.
Kentucky opened up a 9-0 lead after Worley capped off an eight play drive kicking a 26-yard field goal with 9:29 remaining in the quarter. The drive started when Hairston recovered a mishandled punt by Kevin Brady. Incidently, Brady called for a fair catch.
Danny Ford's Tigers started their next drive on their own 23. Though because of two penalties netting 26 yards Clemson was forced to punt from its 10 yard line. Now stepped in Kentucky's Brian Williams.
Williams took the punt and dashed up the middle. The defensive end with 4.6/40 speed followed his blockers all the way to the corner of the end zone. He dove on the left corner flag and was immediately mobbed by his teammates.
"I was happy," said teammate Eric Pitts, because Brian is the man that should be in there. I'm happy for him. I told him today to go ahead and break one. He's strong; look how he breaks those tackles. I'm just happy for him."
Worley's point after attempt was good. With a Blue and White partisan crowd roaring with approval, UK now led 16-0 with 7:15 left in the quarter.
The visitors, however, did not give up. It took Clemson only seven plays to close the gap to 16-7. On second-and-six from the Wildcat 25, receiver Ray Williams took a handoff on a left reverse play and cut to his right untouched for the score.
Following Treadwell's PAT, the Tigers were back in the ballgame.
A 12-play, 80-yard drive by UK widened its lead again to a comfortable 16-point advantage. One of Dooley's biggest completions came on the very first play. From the Tigers' 20 Dooley and Pitts hooked up for a 30-yard reception, giving Kentucky a first down at midfield..
While racking up four first downs on the drive, Dooley connected with Logan for the TD. Rolling to his left Dooley dished off a screen to Logan and the junior tailback dove into the end zone. His path was made clear thanks in part to a block by tackle Vernon Johnson.
Worley ended the scoring with a 32-yard boot giving the home team its biggest advantage of the night, 26-7. 0ay& 6
Clemson, backed by 5,000-plus supporters, was fired up at the opening. Both teams seemed to feel each other out in the opening stanza. Kentucky started out with the better field position at first, but the visitors were gradually getting themselves in gear.
The Tigers were partially responsible for the Wildcats' strong field position. On UK's first two offensive scries Clemson was called for interfering the punt returner to catch the ball, which enabled the 'Cats to start on Clemson's 47 and Kentucky's 42. Both drives, however, were haulted by the Tigers.
The first quarter ended with Clemson on the move. The drive appeared give the Tigers a three-point lead when place-kicker David Treadwell successfully booted a 44-yard field goal. But because of an illegal procedure call against the offense Treadwell had to try this time from 49 yards. His attempt fell way short as Kentucky's defense held its ground with 11:49 remaining in the second stanza.
On the next series Dooley racked up his first scoring drive of the '85 season. Passes to Logan (18 yards) and Derry (14 yards), mixed in with some running plays, helped push the Wildcats to the Tigers' 11.
UK was shut down when on third-and-11, Tim Jones took a pitch to the left and was stopped for a one-yard gain. Worley gave Kentucky a lead it would not give up as the sophomore connected from 27 yards. The Wildcats led 3-0 with 7:46 left in the second quarter.
Later in the quarter Worley hit from 30 yards to increase the lead to 6-0.
They say that possession is nine/tenths the law. . .well it isn't nine/tenths (in relation to statistics), but as the Wildcats were concerned it the second quarter belonged to them. So far this season Kentucky has dominated the second quarter. Against Clemson it wasn't any different.
Entering the contest UK had outscored its opponent for the season, 20-0 in second quarter action. Last Saturday the defense kept its second quarter slate clean. While not putting any points on the scoreboard, Clemson's two quarterbacks (Randy Anderson and Rod Williams) were held to a combined total of two completions on eight attempts for nine yards in the first half.
Kenny Flowers was the Tigers' offensive threat in the first half. The 6-foot-0, junior from Daytona Beach rushed for 53 yards on seven carries in the first 30 minutes. Overall, he finished with a team-high 63 yards on 10 carries.
Kentucky won the game on the scoreboard and on the stats sheet. Besides tunovers (Clemson had seven, UK one) the most noticable statistic was possession. The Wildcats had the ball for 37:56 while the Tigers' offense controlled the football for 22:04. . . About Bill Ransdell's injury, as of Monday (October 7th) UK's trainer Al Green said, "If all goes well and the lung stays up he should be out of the hospital in a day or two." . . .Kevin Dooley (a 6-2, 201-pound sophomore from Cincinnati) was impressive last season. He participated in six of the first eight games hitting on 17 of 32 for 167 yards, one touchdown and one interception. While Dooley doesn't have the experience and the arm Ransdell has, the backup's biggest asset is his mobility. . .Brian Williams' punt return was the first one against Clemson since Scott Woerner of Georgia returned a punt 67 yards in 1980. . .Kentucky is the only SEC school which has yet to play a conference game. . .Mark Logan led the Cats in rushing with 82 yards on 22 carries. Mark Higgs carried the ball 19 times netting 62 yards. . . Eric Pitts caught three passes for 45 yards, while Cornell Burbage compiled 35 yards on three catches. . .Joe Worley kept his PAT slate perfect as he connected on both attempts. He now has hit on a career total of 21 straight. The UK record is 41, set by John Pierce. . .Ivy Joe Hunter played in his first UK game. The freshman from Gainesville, Fla., carried the ball three times for six yards. . .Kentucky had trouble converting on third down plays  3 of 17 for 17 percent. . .Four Wildcats recovered a fumble each: Stuart Stubbs, Don Duckworth, David Johnson, and Russell Hairston. . .Jon Dumbauld had the only QB sack of the night. He wrestled Randy Anderson to the ground for a 14-yard loss on the last play of the first half. . .UK punter Jay Tesar punted the ball seven times for an average of 38.7 yards. His longest was 45 yards. . When Ray Williams scored on the 25-yard reverse it marked the third time he had scored off the reverse play in his career. . Clemson's Kevin Brady, who was carried off the field in the third quarter, had only a bruised knee cap and is expected to return to action this weekend. . .The previous high attendence mark in Kentucky history was last season when the 'Cats hosted Rutgers before a sellout crowd of 58/)10. Commonwealth Stadium's capacity is 58,000. With the current enthusiasm now hovering the state, a new record could be set this week against Mississippi State. . .Clemson will try to improve its 1-3 start as the Tigers