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Must Regroup For Georgia
'Cats Lose To LSU, But Regain Respect
By Mike Estep
You had to wonder what kind of effort coach Jerry Claiborne's football team would give Saturday night against LSU.
After going down to Jackson and being totally embarrassed by a very beatable Ole Miss squad 33-13, it would have been easy for Kentucky to come home and just go through the motions against LSU. Especially with two of the top three members of UK's vaunted rushing attack hampered with injuriesMark Higgs out for the game with a tender ankle, and Ivy Joe Hunter limited to only one rushing attempt because of a bad back. Kentucky players could have just showed up and put their time in, following the script which had been written in years past-rack up a few nonconference wins early in the season, and then limp through the SEC schedule.
But the Wildcats showed character, battling the 12th ranked Tigers tooth-and-nail before falling to the SEC co-leaders 25-16 in Commonwealth Stadium.
Although it was a loss, it was a far cry from the miserable performance at Ole Miss. Kentucky proved to themselves Saturday that they can play with the SEC's best. In a 180-degree turnaround from the disappointing Ole Miss game, Kentucky came out and gave the Bill Arnsparger's team all it wanted. In the first half, the 'Cats displayed an intensity level which has been lacking around Lexington since they took on Wisconsin in the Hall of Fame Bowl in 1984.
But emotion can only carry you so far, and late in the game LSU's superior talent took over and allowed the Bayou Bengals to improve their record to 4-1 overall, 3-0 in league play.
"We knew the game tonight was gonna be tough," said Marc Logan, who was forced to return to tailback because of the injuries to Higgs and Hunter. "We're definitely disappointed. LSU is a good team, a well-coached team. Everybody is kind of down right now, this game really hurt us a lot. But we proved to ourselves that we can play with these guys. We've just got to make things happen, make our own breaks."
Wide receiver Eric Pitts agreed.
"I think we needed one big play," Pitts said. "If we could have had one big play then I think the tables would be turned right now.
"But, it was hard for us to get that one big play. A lot of times when we got first downs, we just needed one big play. . .like the first play of the game or something that would really get us fired up."
But for the most part, most of the big plays favored LSU.
Kentucky's first offensive play from scrimmage set the tone for the entire evening for the Wildcats. After the defense forced LSU to punt, UK took over on its own 15-yard line.
Quarterback Bill Ransdell dropped back to pass and dumped the ball off to fullback Andy Murray, who had a wall of blockers set up in front of him. After slipping a few tackles Murray broke free and raced 85 yards for what appeared to be the game's opening score. But the officials ruled that Murray had stepped out of bounds at the UK 42. Kentucky did gain one more first down during the drive, but couldn't penetrate any deeper into LSU territory than the Tiger 42.
And right before the half, with Kentucky holding onto a slim one-point lead, perhaps the biggest play of the game unfolded. UK's Jeff Nelson prepared to punt the ball away to
the Tigers. The snap from Mark Wheeler was a bit high, and Nelson, fearing the LSU rush, tucked the ball under his arm and tried to run for the first down.
"I didn't look up to see if the rush was coming or not, I assumed that it was," said Nelson, who had turned two such situations against Southern Mississippi into first downs. "They had been coming pretty hard all evening. I didn't think I had time enough to get it off, they (UK players and coaches) say I did.
"I tried to tuck it under and just tried to run. I didn't have any alternative but to just try to get what 1 could get."
LSU took over with 28 seconds remaining in the half and needed just three plays to stick it into the end zone and claim a 12-7 lead at intermission.
"The real critical play, of course, was right before the half when we got the snap and (Nelson) should have brought the ball down and kicked it," UK coach Jerry Claiborne said. "He wasn't sure if the rush was on. But I thought we overcame it. We got the lead back."
But after LSU regained the lead at 18-16, the Tigers came up with the biggest break of the night. Faced with a fourth-and-inches from the Kentucky 36, LSU running back Harvey Williams jumped over the top for a questionable first down which kept the Tiger's final scoring drive alive and killed any hopes for a Kentucky upset.
It appeared that linebacker Guy Neal hit Williams in the backfield and slowed him down enough to allow cornerback Tony Mayes to clog up the middle and stop the freshman running back short. But the officials gave LSU the first down.
"Another big play was when they went for the first down and made it," Claiborne said. "Again, it's a question of the spot (by the official)."
When asked about the play, defensive guard Vic Adams said, "Oh, you mean when we stopped them and they gave it to them on the spot? The ref came up and spotted the ball a foot and a half further than he should have."
Five plays later another freshman, Eddie Fuller scored from 16 yards to seal Kentucky's fate.
At his postgame press conference, a dejected and drained Claiborne said he was proud of his team's effort despite the loss.
"I though our effort was good," Claiborne said. "The players played hard. They (LSU) are a good football team. When you play a good team like LSU, you can't make too many mistakes.
"At times, we moved the ball pretty good. We also played pretty good defense at times. They (LSU) are a talented group of kids and they came up with some big plays against us.
Now the big question remaining is whether Kentucky can shake off the LSU loss and muster enough to beat the 4-2 Georgia Bulldogs, a feat which UK has been unable to pull of since 1977.
"We left it all out on the field tonight," Logan said. "That's the hardest part of athletics, to play so hard and come up short.
"But this team has a lot of character. I expect us to bounce back next week against Georgia."
A few lockers down, team-leader Ransdell said much the same.
"We laid it all on the line, and we just came up short," Ransdell said. "But I know I haven't lost any confidence (in the team). Not a lick. There's not any reason to."
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What has become known as the "annual heartbreak" collared the Kentucky Wildcats with their second straight loss of the season and put Jerry Claiborne's Cats in a position of desperately needing a huge upset to get back in the post season bowl picture.
Unlike a week earlier, the Cats gave a supreme effort Saturday before 57,000-plus at Commonwealth Stadium although the effort went fruitless as the LSU Tigers held on for a 25-16 win.
It wasn't until the final four minutes of the contest that LSU had safely tucked the victory away as the Wildcats kept refusing to die.
In the end, it simply was a case of talent and execution overcoming desire and effort. As it has happened so many times in the long Kentucky-LSU football series, the Tigers' talent finally prevailed.
Kentucky led twice in the contest, in the second period and early in the third quarter, but a comeback fell short midway through the fourth period when UK had to settle for a 49-yard Joey Worley field goal as the 'Cats sliced the LSU lead to 18-16.
The Tigers then drove the length of the field for a touchdown which put the game out of reach.
Although a loss is a loss, the effort put forth by the Wildcats certainly was a welcomed change from the exhibition in Jackson a week earlier when the 'Cats were listless in a lopsided loss to Ole Miss.
With a 3-2-1 record, the Cats desperately need an upset over a big-name team to get back in the groove for (1) a winning season and (2) a shot at a post season bowl.
Just a winning mark, at say 6-4-1, won't do it this fall for the Wildcats. In fact, 6^-1 may not get it done at all, but a win over a team like Georgia would go a long way toward convincing bowl scouts that the Cats are a worthy lot for a bowl invitation.
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At the midway point of the 1986 season, the report card for Kentucky is less than sparkling.
Disappointments were a tie to Rutgers and the big loss to Ole Miss. Wins over Cincinnati and Kent State went about as expected. Most impressive was the 32-0 shutout of Southern Miss.
Where do the 'Cats go from here?
Kentucky's next three games will definitely tell the tale, or at least go a long way toward determining the season's outcome. For UK to go bowling, the Cats almost have to go 4-1 or at least 3-2 the rest of the way.
And that's going to be mighty tough in light of what's happened in the past six games. With Georgia, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Florida and Tennessee on the horizion, UK is in a position of winning any of the five, all of the five, none of the five or any combination thereof.
The latter is more likely.
The 'Cats need to upset Georgia to restore some much-needed confidence. Another loss and the 'Cats could begin to second guess
themselves. Kentucky goes to Virginia Tech after the Georgia battle and there are no assurances that the Gobblers will be eaten this November.
Vanderbilt is suspect this season and Florida has returned to earth after a couple seasons in orbit. Tennessee has fallen on hard times, but Kentucky will still be outmanned.
Yes, all the marbles will be on the line this Saturday night.
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The biggest news to come out of the game Saturday night was of non-play of running back Mark Higgs.
Higgs did not see action and expressed his displeasure of riding the pines to reporters after the game. Higgs said he felt fine and was ready to play.
In his postgame comments, coach Jerry Claiborne said Higgs missed part of practice on Thursday with an ankle injury and did not play because the of the injury.
It's no secret that Higgs has been in the doghouse much of the season and that goes back to the summer. According to sources within the UK football circles, Higgs was one of the players who reported back to fall drills in less than "great shape."
On Thursday of the previous week. Higgs also reported suffering a slight ankle sprain and saw only limited action at Jackson against Ole Miss.
What appeared to be a stable full of horses at tailback has dwindled quickly in recent weeks. First Al Baker went down with a broken ankle. Ivy Joe Hunter has been nursing a back injury and then Higgs' problems. Marc Logan is left as the lone hero with Greg Baker also working out.
Higgs said he was particularly upset about missing the LSU game because he wanted to do so well because his brother (Kenny) went to school there.
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The football recruiting wars are really heating up and Jefferson County promises to be the hottest hotbed of the Commonwealth when signing date arrives in February.
Jefferson County owns at least six major college prospects and we're talking about seniors who can just about name any school they want to attend.
Recruiting experts say this current crop of Louisvillians is as good as any in recent memory. And all the big boys are making their pitch, schools such as Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama. Nebraska, Illinois, UCLA and Oklahoma, not to mention Kentucky and other big-time schools in the region.
Biggest of the big names is 6-4 tight end Jeff Ellis, a three-sport all-star athlete who could start for Kentucky right now according to one UK assistant. Ellis, who is the son of former boxing champion Jimmy Ellis, is being wooed by over 60 schools. Those close to the scene in Louisville believe Ellis will
eventually choose from a final list which most likely will include Kentucky, Ohio State and Louisville because the youngster wants to remain near home.
Jerry Bell, a 6-3, 255-pound defensive lineman from Louisville DeSales is described to be another Oliver Barnett. Bell, according to one expert, is good enough to start for Kentucky today. Might be the best lineman in the state.
David Scott, a 6-1, 211-pound running back from Jeffersontown, is being recruited heavily by more than 20 schools. Those said to be high on his list are Texas A&M, Kentucky, and Arkansas.
Phil Logan, a 6-2, 185-pound wide receiver, is just as versatile as a defensive back from Louisville Holy Cross. He's so good that Alabama's Ray Perkins made a personal visit. One recruiting expert says he plays a lot like UK's Ron Robinson. Logan, says one college recruiter, is good enough to start for four years.
Two players who are considered real sleepers in the Jefferson County area are quarterback-defensive back Lee Tinsley and quarterback Jeff Houk of St. Xavier.
Tinsley, at 6-0, 185, is considered one of the state's top athletes and perhaps the No. 1 baseball prospect in the Commonwealth. An option quarterback, Kentucky coaches are high on this youngster.
Houk is one of those athletes who has the intangibles. At 6-2, 200, he has size and is considered an excellent sprint-out option threat.
Another prospect in Louisville is 6-1, 225-pound Darren Hayden of Fairdale who most likely will go the junior college route because of Proposition 48. A tight-end, lineman and tailback by trade, Hayden is capable of playing for most any major college if he could develop the grades.
Some of the top names out in the state to keep your eyes on are Newport Catholic tight end Frank Jacobs, Paducah Tilghman tailback-linebacker Billy Swanson, Bryan Station tailback William Dishman, Paducah Tilghman lineman Stacy Overline, Bryan Station linebacker Derrick Thomas and Corbin lineman Kent Carter.
In Knoxville, Tennessee, an estimated 1,500 basketball fans turned out for the Big Orange's version of Midnight Madness. At Nashville, some 150 souls paraded around in pajamas at Vanderbilt's basketball gym.
And then in Lexington, some 12,000 die-hards turned out at Memorial Coliseum for the annual affair which had to turn away more than 800 fans after the local fire marshall locked the doors when the 11,500-seat arena was filled beyond capacity.
It was some kind of an event for the Big Blue fans who were treated to more than $100,000 worth of free food, merchandise and gifts by the UK Athletics Association and local corporate sponsors.
Sponsoring the event with the UKAA were
Jack Kain Ford, Computer Color Corporation, Central Bank & Trust, Hyatt Regency Hotel. Southern States Bluegrass Region, Commonwealth Travel Agency, Blue Grass Coca-Cola, The Cats' Pause and Metro Piston.
Fans from as far as Florida in the South and Canada to the North made their way to Memorial Coliseum for the Cats' first practice of the year.
The event was billed as A Fan Appreciation Event by the UKAA.
UK athletics director Cliff Hagan said it was UK's way of saying thank you to the loyal Big Blue fans who have supported the Wildcats so faithfully over the years.
Tipping off the event that evening was an appearance of the 1953-54 Wildcats who compiled a perfect 25-0 mark before declining an invitation to the NCAA tournament.
That particular team won a playoff game against LSU in Nashville and then turned down the invitation because the NCAA ruled that three UK stars, including Ail-Americans Cliff Hagan and Frank Ramsey, could not play because they had already been in school eight semesters. They had played only three years because the Wildcats were denied a year's play the previous season by the NCAA because of probation.
It was the first reunion for that famous team.
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FIRST AND TENS ... If you've been making plans for the upcoming basketball season, don't make those plans too solid just yet. Southeastern Conference officials are expected to release a new, revised hoop card within the next week and at least two UK games are expected to be changed because of a new television agreement with the USA Network . . . Speaking of basketball, officials of the annual Naismith Tip-Off Classic in Springfield, Mass., might invite Kentucky back there to open the campaign next season. Although no schedule has been released (that won't come until next summer), the 'Cats are already scheduled to play in the Great Alaskan Shootout. Ironically, the only other time UK played in the Tip-Off Classic, the 'Cats also played in Alaska the same season, back in 1979 . . . Representing the SEC at the Kentucky-LSU game Saturday was assistant commissioner Mark Womack.. . . LSU's win over UK Saturday insured the Tigers a decade of undefeated football at Commonwealth Stadium. The last time LSU lost in Lexington was during the 1976 season. The Tigers won't play again in Lexington until 1989. Although LSU should be back in 1988, the 'Cats will play two straight years in Baton Rouge as the SEC switches to a seven-game league card that year. Because UK wants to go with a 4-3, 3-4 home-and-away SEC card each season instead of a 2-5, 5-2, UK has agreed to play two straight seasons in Baton Rouge. UK officials say the 'Cats will be awarded a financial bonus by playing in Death Valley for two straight years. (jots' (Eat^e
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Georgia Offense
FL
4 Fred Lane 10 David Dukes
8 Nathaniel Lewi
TB
32 Lars Tate
47 Randy Jackson
FB
43 David McCluskey 30 Keith Henderson 45 Kevin Jackson 6
Cris Carpenter
QB
14 James Jackson
15 Todd Wi I 1iams 18 Wayne Johnson
1 Joey Hester
PK
5 Steve Crumley
TE
87 Troy Sadowski 83 Ki rk Warner 90 Jim Hickey
RG
68 Kim Stephens 75 Scott Adams
LG
69 Mack Burroughs 66 Eric Johnson
SE
9 John Thomas 24 Cassius Osborn
RT
79 WiIbur Strozier 50 Curt Mul1
63 Todd Wheeler 61 Keith Johnson
LT
77 Victor Perry 76 Chris Warren
Kentucky Defense
3 Tony Hayes 46 Tom Coates 2 Eric Banks
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26 Ron Robinson 11 Hark Sellers 28 Ray Gover
LC
David Johnson Ron Hack
RLB
53 Jeff Kremer kS Chris Chenault 39 Don Yarano
LLB
39 Don Yarano
kk Craig Benzinger
98 6
Carwel 1 Gardner Tony Hassey
RT
54 Jerry Reese 91 John Shannon 85 Doug Thompson
92 55
93
RG
Vic Adams Scott Endris Mark Schaff
74 Tom Wi1ki ns 88 97 Scott Stubbs 36
LT
91 John Shannon
94 Mike Velotta 79 01iver Barnett 96 Donnie Gardner
Guy Neal Jay Dortch
Kentucky Offense
4
84
WR
Cornell Bi Dee Smlth 3111 Dean
32
22
23 41
TB
Ivy Joe Hunter 25
Mark Higgs 35
Anthony Gardner kl
Greg Baker 29
FB
Marc Logan Andy Murray John Groves Darren 8 i1 berry
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9 Bi11 Ransdell 18 Kevin Dooley 14 Chuck Broughton
90
1 Jeff Nelson 16 Jay Tesar
PK
5 Joey Worley Scott Gi1lum
RG
LG
80 Mark Wheeler 57 Dermontti Dawson   7' Brad Myers 48 Joe Curry       73 Butch Wilburn        50 Scott Haire
87 Martin Pennington
RT
60 Greg Kunket 72 Sam Rotella 62 Bo Smi th
64 Joe David Turnei
SE
83 Eric Pi tts 17 Tim Jones 2! Jimmy O'Ne;
6!  Ken Lange
51 Conrad Carney
63 Mark Brock
LT
65 Joe Prince
75 Hike Pfeifer 69 Tom Crumrine
Georgia Defense
RC
3 Gary Moss 20 Rusty Beasley
WS
49 Mi ke Brown 29 Wi11 Jones 46 Hosea McCrary
19 13
SS
John Little Steve Harmon
LC
23 Greg Wi11 2 Hiles Smith
ams
42 John Brantley
53 Demetrius Douglas
93 Brent Col 1 ins
LB
44 Steve Boswell 60 Terrie Webster
28 94 92
RE
Aaron Chubb
Wycliffe Lovelace
Richard Tardits
91
72 70
RG
Andy Dotson Larry Brown Ronny Smith
LG
52 Henry Harris 95 Bill Goldberg 57 Hiawatha Berry
LT
97 Paul Giles 99 Tyrone HcClendon
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'87 Should Be Bennetts Year To Take Over
Intimidation' Best Describes This 6-7 Senior
In 1984 the Twin TowersSam Bowie and Melvin Turpinled Kentucky to a berth in the Final Four. For the last two seasons Kenny Walker's name was the main topic when striking up conversation about the Wildcats.
Winston George Bennett III your time has arrived.
In 1983 he became a special addition to Joe B. Hall's club. You knew there was something special about Bennett when he decided not to attend his hometown institution. He instead became the first Derby City native to sign with the hoop 'Cats in more than a decade, enemy territory for Louisville Cardinal supporters.
Three years have past and the UK senior is anxious to begin his final season for Eddie Sutton's Wildcats. Despite the absence of Walker and Roger Harden, many preseason publications have tabbed Kentucky in the Top 10 and in some cases a Top Five selection. Preseason expectations and a frosh named Rex Chapman have dragged atop the coattails of last year's success. Some 'Cat fans believe this team will be more exciting
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than the 32-4 club. More exciting? C'mon.
"It's possible," Bennett said in a recent interview. "There's always room for improvement. Coach Sutton is not going to allow it to be any other way. Hopefully, I'm not going to allow it to be any other way; I'm not going to allow us to lose. I don't think any of my teammates are going to do that."
Kentucky's 6-foot-7, 210-pound physical forward has witnessed many things during the past three seasons in a Wildcat uniform. From the goodplaying in the Final Four, Academic All-SEC, being a part of UK's 32-4 season, and All-SEC as a playerto the badsuffering both bitter defeats and various medical problemshave followed Winston Bennett throughout his college career.
Sprained Ankle Almost Healed
Currently, Bennett is once again on the mend after severely spraining an ankle in a pickup game. When the first Blue-White scrimmage rolls around, meanwhile, he'll be roaming in and out of the paint like the Bennett of old.
Speaking of injuries, last year Sutton said he would have taken a sabbatical if Kenny Walker was ever injured and lost for the season. He probably would have the same remarks if Bennett, the team's defensive specialist, would be sidelined with a season-ending injury.
Sutton already has labeled Bennett as an "All-American" candidate. No question about which UK player is the leader of this year's team.
"I see this year as being a different year for me," said Bennett. "In the past, we've always had a guy that would lead our ballclub.
"Now it's my turn. I'm suppose to be at the helm and lead the ballclub. I'm going to be looked upon for a lot of the leadership qualities. I feel like I can uphold that in that I've been somewhat of a leader down through the years since I've been here."
"Down through the years" he's logged 2,662 minutes in 100 ballgames. There's not many college players today with more experience than Bennett.
The former Louisville Male and Mr. Basketball selection has steadily progressed during his three seasons at the University of Kentucky. His offensive output has risen, from 6.5 ppg as a freshman, to 7.2 ppg, to 12.7 ppg last year. It's those intangibleshustle and determinationwhich have helped Bennett snare 541 rebounds in three years, including a 7.0 rpg last season.
Yet, Bennett is not satisfied.
"The levels of betterment are far beyond what we really think. So, there's always room to get better and you have that opportunity. That's what I try to keep my mind on."
Trying to improve on his basketball skills will be a tough order for the senior forward. Throughout Bennett's college career he's started in 63 straight games, hit double digits in 28 of 36 games last season, 46 steals in '86, and was team captain in '86 and co-captain in '85.
If it's possible. Bennett has been slowed down because of numerous medical setbacks. In 1985 prior to the start of the season he dealt with both knee surgery and pneumonia. It was a critical period for Bennett, both physically and emotionally.
"I really wasn't able to get in the swing of the whole season," Bennett remembered. "It threw my whole balance off; I didn't shoot well and my accuracy was off. My confidence was lacking. It just took away from the character of Winston Bennett on the basketball court."
In 1984-85 he played in 30 of 31 games, missing only the season opener against Toledo. Nevertheless, you could see he was suffering.
Other problems like back ailments and a sprained ankle have made him wonder at times why him? Why so many injuries?
Adapting to injuries, he's learned, is just part of playing sports. "Whether it's basketball, football or baseball you're going to be injured unless you're extremely lucky."
"You have to keep it all in perspective," he continued. "You have to get up once you've been knocked out and keep on pluggin' away. You know it can't get too much worse."
Possesses A "Big Valentine"
It takes a lot to knock this man down. To steal a line from Sutton, Bennett has overcome various medical problems because of his "Big Valentine."
Intimidation is the best description for Winston Bennett. . .ah, make that Winston Bennett best describes intimidation. U of L color analyst Jock Sutherland told TCP last year. "I doubt if there is a forward in the country that is more ferocious a player than Winston Bennett. He takes no prisoners. You could put Godzilla in there and Winston
Senior Forward Winston Bennett
would go out there and call him a bad name just to get his attention." Too much effort at times also can be damaging.
Bennett's reputation proceeds him, especially with the officials. When involved in a close call the blame usually gets whistled Bennett's way. He believes he's improved in that phase of his game, however.
"Experience and maturity have really helped me along the lines of not commiting as many fouls," said Bennett, who fouled out of six games in '86 compared to 10 early exits as a sophomore. "Anytime you guard a team's best player or AU-American player you're going to get in some type of foul trouble. A lot of my fouls were maybe out of desperation and maybe trying a little too hard to try to stop this man.
"In any case, where you're guarding a guy like a Chuck Person or, for instance Kenny Walker, you can't go in and totally shut them down. You just have to try and contain them as best as you possibly can. Hopefully, you'll get a lot of help from your teammates also."
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