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'SPOTLIGHTING UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY AND SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE'
VOLUME 15 - NUMBER 12
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1990
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There's a right way and a wrong way. Then there's the Brady way. Enter the world of UK senior bandit Jeff Brady, a former walk-on player who has worked his way up to consideration for NFL broadcaster John Mad-den's All-Madden team.
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6-9 center Andre Riddick verbally commits to Kentucky
New Yorker takes last UK scholarship...but Pitino says 'Cats may continue recruiting process anyway
TCP staff report
Recruiting took on a new twist in the Wildcat basketball camp last week as Andre Riddick, a 6-foot-9 center from New York City, made a verbal commitment to accept UK's fourth and final available scholarship, but coach Rick Pitino promptly said UK had not finished recruiting yet.
Pitino said that even though the 'Cats had reached their limit on available scholarships, he would still like to sign an additional big man during the Nov. 14-21 recruiting period. Chris Webber, a 6-9 center-forward from Birmingham. Mich., and Bubba Wilson, a 6-11 center from Wiggins, Miss., are two big men the 'Cats are known to be pursuing. As we were going to press, however, Webber maintained he would not sign until this spring and Wilson was thought to be close to committing to Mississippi State.
Following Riddick's commitment, Pitino said he would consider asking a current UK veteran to pay his own way to school next season should another big man decide to play for the Wildcats. Shortly afterwards, from the SEC Media Days in Birmingham, Ala., junior forward Deron Feldhaus said he would consider paying his own way next season if it would help Kentucky win.
Pitino said it would be easier to sign another big man this season than it would be next year.
Recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons on Andre Riddick:
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Andre Riddick is John Salley. That's who I compare him to. He's not a player who sits in the low post and you feed him the ball and expect to get a lot done. But he's very active, runs the floor well and jumps really well.
Pitino said if another big man signs with Kentucky this season, he will have only two experienced big menGimel Martinez and Jamal Mashburnahead of him. If UK waits until next year to sign another big man, he would four experienced big men to contend withMartinez and Mashburn, as well as Riddick and 6-8 forward Aminu Timberlake of Chicago De La Salle High School, who committed to UK last month.
"If you wait another year, it gets tougher to sign a big man," Pitino said. "(But if another big man signs this year) Kentucky won't recruit a front-court player all of next year. We'll recruit only one player next year, two the following year and be at 13 in three years."
Riddick averaged 14 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots last season for Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn.
"He's an excellent defensive player," Bishop
Feldhaus says he's willing to pay his way
TCP staff report
On the heels of the revelation that Kentucky may not be through recruiting big men this season, even though coach Rick Pitino and his staff have promised all of their scholarships, came a statement by junior forward Deron Feldhaus, who said he would consider forfeiting his scholarship and paying his own way next season to help solve UK's Bfc.- numbers crunch. JF"""*9'**' After 6-9 New York
Q City prospect Andre j ^5 fmL t'^  Riddick agreed to accept UK's last available scholarship when he orally committed last week, Pitino said that if another big man committed to UK, he
Feldhaus
would ask one of the veteran UK players to pay his own way to school next year.
The UK coach said it would be one of the players from the state of Kentucky, because "it's less expensive than for an
Please see, FELDHAUS, page 27
Loughlin coach Bob Leckie said. "He's got great shot-blocking ability. His potential lies on offense. He can catch the ball, but he's
Please see, RIDDICK, page 27
SWEET AS SUGAR
Remembering UK's 1951 Sugar Bowl champs, who will be honored prior to this week's UK-Florida game
The following are excerpts from THE WILDCATS, A Story of Kentucky Football, by Russell Rice. The Strode Publishers, Inc., Huntsville, Ala. 1975.
There never was 1951 SUGAR BOWL
a Kentucky football team like the
1950  one,  and      KENTUCKY 13, there never was a _
OKLAHOMA 7
January 1, 1951 Tulane Stadium
UK football player quite like Babe Parilli.
The team represented four years
of hard and dedicated labor by (coach Paul "Bear") Bryant and his staff, the realization of the five-year goal he set for himself when he accepted the UK job in 1946.
Parilli was the "accident" that made it all possible.
Parilli was the son of Italian immigrant parents. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound football player came to Lexington in the spring of 1948, unsolicited and unknown, and hung around while Skip Doyle, his Rochester, Pa., high school backfield teammate, tried out for Bryant.
Doyle already had made up his mind to attend Ohio State, but agreed to look the UK situation over if he could bring Parilli with him.
"The other guy was a big shot," quarterback coach Ermal Allen recalled. "While Bryant watched him, he told me, 'You go watch John Doe.' A short while later I returned and told him, 'That John Doe can really pass and punt.' "
"Where did you see him punt?"
"Over there."
"On that first visit, I didn't even get to talk to 'The Bear.' " Parilli would recall in the
spring of 1975. "They talked to Skippy and when they got through, we went back to Pennsylvania. A couple of months later coach Bryant came up and said he wanted me to come down and visit the campus. I told him I had already been down there. He said, 'Well, why don't you come down again?' So I did, and they worked me out with some of the varsity people. When I got through, they decided that I probably could play quarterback for them.
"After I played in an all-star game in Pennsylvania, several colleges were after me, but I really wanted to go to Kentucky all along. Other fellows from around the valley had gone there, boys three or four years ahead of me in high school. They were my heroes; they liked it there. And when you go to a new school and new surroundings, it's nice to know there's somebody from home."
Parilli's transition from a single-wing fullback to T-quarterback began the moment he arrived back in Lexington. "We worked all summer long," Allen said. "There was a strategy session in the morning and a workout on the field every afternoon. In addition, he practiced each night before a mirror, handling the ball in a back-up position, and he did
Quarterback Babe Parilli was one of the cogs that made the 1951 Sugar Bowl champions go.
it so much that he became a superb ball handler and was able to do a lot of faking. He also had that fine ability to spot a receiver and get the ball to him."
Zipp Newman of the Birmingham News said, "Parilli could take an elephant out on the field and, told that it was a football, hide it."
Walter Stewart of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal said, "He handled the leather with the baffling skill of a trans-Atlantic card shark, and can dot a receiver's eye (right or left as
Please see, SUGAR BOWL, page 13 OSCAR L. COMBS
UK will upset Florida (and keep my streak intact)
Bill Curry has been talking all season about his Wildcats putting together one afternoon of football where all the ingredientsoffense, defense and the speciality teamsclick together 60 minutes. Well, the one exciting game of execution could come at no finer a time than Saturday when the Big Blue hosts one of the SEC's hottest teams, Florida.
Coming off a 28-21 victory over Vanderbilt. the Wildcats again showed they are capable of putting points on the board, but it took an entire half for the defense to figure out how to shut down Vandy's aggressive and successful wishbone.
To the 'Cats' credit, they did adjust rather nicely most of the second half after the opening drive of the third period gave Vandy the final point total of 21.
This Saturday, the defense won't be allowed the luxury of a half to adjust itself. Florida has one of the most explosive offenses in the nation. And if you don't believe me, just ask Auburn's Pat Dye whose team was riddled 48-7 in Gainesville two weeks ago.
The Florida defense is no more accommodating to the opposition. Actually, this game figures to be a major mismatch on paper. Thankfully, as we've said before, games are played on the football field, not in the newspapers or on radio talk shows.
When you look back on Curry's first campaign as head coach of the 'Cats, you see a team which has progressed rather nicely as the season has worn on.
Kentucky has been far more than just competitive in the past five games. UK's turnaround, if that's what you want to call it, actually began after the loss to North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
That loss put UK at 1-3 on the season and there were many who feared the Wildcats just might not win another game the entire season. Actually, that loss now appears to have given the Wildcats extra incentive to turn their efforts and emotions another notch higher.
Oh sure, Ole Miss beat UK 35-29 and the score really wasn't that close, but the fact that Kentucky put that many points on the board served notice to opponents and confidence to the Wildcat offense this Curry team could and would have a high-powered offense the remainder of the way.
What's so remarkable about UK's successful offense is that it has come in spite of an absence of a single quarterback leader because of injuries, first to Freddie Maggard, then Brad Smith. Had either been healthy all the way, think how much more efficient the offense might be today.
Yet, UK stopped Mississippi State 17-15, scored 20 points in a 24-20 setback at LSU, defeated Georgia 28-24 and has now beaten Vanderbilt 28-21.
What's been disappointing is the defense hasn't always shown weekly improvement like the offense. And the speciality teams have been very erratic, at best.
Should they all arrive together on a single Saturday afternoon, then a battle with a highly-ranked team like Florida could be very interesting.
Keeping my optimistic approach to this thingremember, I've yet to see this Kentucky team lose this season with the winning streak now at four gameslet's go with a one-point upset of the Gators on a cold, blistery November afternoon with a few snow flakes.
UK IN A BOWL? IT'S POSSIBLE
Kentucky's victory over Vandy gave UK a 3-2 SEC mark for the season and insures the Wildcats they will have no part of the bottom of the league standings.
And with two games remaining, the Wildcats could post a winning league mark for the first time since 1977. That's 13 years ago when UK went 10-1 and earned a Top 10 national ranking.
Those hopes of sneaking up on Tennessee in the season finale were given a jolt over the weekend as the Vols lost to Notre Dame in Knoxville.
The way some figured it, Tennessee could have been vulnerable for a big-time upset if the Vols had upset the No. 1 Irish, then beaten Ole Miss this weekend in Memphis. The way things stack up now. the Vols will probably take out their frustration on both the Rebs and the 'Cats, but one can never tell.
Sure, it's probably not going to happen, but what if Kentucky upset both Florida and Tennessee? No sane person would think of such a sweep, but what if? Would a bowl then be interested in a 6-5 team which lost to the likes of Rutgers. Indiana, North Carolina and LSU? Probably not.
But then would some minor bowl be more than happy to latch onto a team which enjoyed a four-game winning streak at the season's end with victories over Georgia, Florida and Tennessee? I wouldn't bet against it yet.
Sure, it's only hypothetical. But it's fun, isn't it?
CURRY'S RECRUITING GOING WELL
Basketball recruiting is on the lips of most everyone around Kentucky these days as this week is the early November national signing period, but prep football recruiting is in high gear also and reports around the country have it that Curry is making some national inroads not experienced by a Kentucky coach since the days of Bear Bryant.
Three different national recruiting analysts predict that Curry will enjoy the best out-of-state Kentucky recruiting harvest since the year Fran Curci brought in the likes of Derrick Ramsey, Art Still & Co.
The experts also contend that when all is said and done, Curry will dominate the top blue-chipper crop in Kentucky as the Wildcats have done in the past, despite the success of the Louisville Cardinals this season.
Louisville finished a very successful 9-1-1 regular season by beating Boston College Saturday, but even that flashy record was tempered because of the schedule's quality. The only victories over quality football programs were a pair over
West Virginia and Pittsburgh, both of which could very easily finish with losing records this fall.
Louisville supporters pointed to signees out of western Kentucky and a couple Louisville blue-chippers last season as a signal that UL is closing in on the Big Blue's recruiting range, but the experts see the future as a return to the days of UK dominance from border to border.
Don't be surprised if those experts aren't correct, but with Howard Schnellenberger's masterplan of scheduling seven or eight victories a season, regardless of the level of competition, and the positive national media coverage, the UL program most likely will pluck some kids away from UK in the Louisville area.
Kentucky's modest two-game winning streak and back-to-life movement in recent weeks is coming at the right time for Curry and his recruiters as they sell the future to high school seniors.
FIRST AND TENS:
With Vanderbilt in town last Saturday,
it was interesting to see how those folks feel about the expansion of the SEC and the proposed new division being discussed for both football and basketball. Most of those Music City folks we talked with say Vandy is most interested in protecting its annual rivalries with both Tennessee and Kentucky.
"We certainly don't want to lose either of those rivalries for obvious reasons," said one official. The same official said Vandy favors the divisional proposal which has Vandy, Kentucky. Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida in the Eastern Division. He also said Kentucky officials feel the same way.
Why? One obvious reason is that both Alabama and Auburn are in the other division when one thinks of football. Plus, Georgia is down right now, but one has to figure the Dawgs will rebound in due time, just like Kentucky's basketball team. Most observers are now saying SEC teams might have to put up with an eight-game annual league schedule instead of the current seven games. Playing a seven-game schedule presents problems to some schools like Tennessee, which doesn't want to eliminate its annual rivalries with Auburn or Alabama, and there are those who say the two Alabama schools feel the same way because the games are such great money makers. It may be that way for those schools, but it will mean bad news for the have-nots like Kentucky, Vandy, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, which count on four non-conference victories to help produce a bowl-caliber product...
It was good to see our old friend and TCP columnist Elmore "Scoop" Hudgins, who made the trip to Lexington for the UK-Vandy game. Scoop was the long-time sports information director for the SEC after being associated for years with the Vanderbilt program. He retired from the SEC a few years ago but still writes a weekly syndicated sports column which appears in TCP...
At the annual SEC preseason Basketball Media Days in Birmingham last week, the South's media experts picked Alabama as a runaway choice to capture the league championship with LSU second, Georgia third and Kentucky fourth. Alabama being picked No. 1 was no surprise. Neither was LSU or Georgia, but one has to wonder if SEC scribes see something we don't see at UK. Or perhaps they're just preparing themselves for the future when UK does have the talent good enough for fourth place. Kentucky will be competitive this winter, and should be as evidenced by the Cats' perfect 9-0 mark at home last season. But I don't see the 'Cats being good enough to finish ahead of either Mississippi State or Tennessee, which were picked to finish fifth and sixth, respectively. Auburn was tabbed seventh, Vanderbilt eighth, Florida ninth and Ole Miss 10th...
The media picked the following preseason All-SEC team: Shaquille O'Neal, LSU; Cameron Burns, Mississippi State; Melvin Cheatum, Alabama; Allan Houston, Tennessee; and Litterial Green, Georgia...
A major topic among reporters covering Wkde Houston and the Vols is the hot recruiting race involving the UT and Louisville for the services of Jermaine Brown. Brown, son of former UL All-American Darrell Griffith, is expected to choose between the two schools. Crum is counting on his hometown status and long following of UL while UT is counting on Houston and Houston's assistant, Steve Crum (yes, the son of UL head coach Denny Crum). Houston's first recruiting campaign last season crumbled when a couple players failed to qualify. Brown would be a very big addition. Brown, by the way, is considered a "can't miss" pro football prospect, but the youngster says he will stay with his decision to play only basketball, having passed up football his senior season at Louisville Fairdale...
Although Rick Pitino has filled all the available scholarships at the present time, the UK boss says he will continue recruiting for a big man because a current UK player will pay his own way next season to provide a position for such a signee (see page 10). A couple days later, junior Deron Feldhaus said he would be more than happy to pay his own way if it meant getting a quality big man. UK is still keeping close tabs on several big men. My guess is that UK still has a shot at Michigan super prepster Chris Webber, especially if the youngster doesn't make a commitment until at least February. My theory is that if Webber doesn't commit before then, he'll have an opportunity to watch UK on national TV several times and see that the 'Cats are pretty talented for the future. He'll also see where he can fit in and be in the starting lineup as a freshman. With the rug-o-war between Michigan and Michigan State, Kentucky just might be the convenient and logical alternative to a rather nasty recruiting situation up North. (flnye 4
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WHOA: Vandy tailback Mark Johnson drags Kentucky free safety Brad Armstead into the end zone as he scores this touchdown to even the score at 7-7 late in the first quarter.
photo courtesy UK sports information department
PEEK-A-BOO: Kentucky flanker Kurt Johnson, the intended receiver on this Freddie Maggard pass, breaks up a would-be interception by Vanderbilt free
safety Aaron Smith in the Commodore end zone,   photo courtesy UK sports information department
KENTUCKY 28, VANDERBILT 21
I'LL GETCHA: UK's Larry Jackson (17) chases, then TOUCHDOWN: Kentucky tailback Al Baker, who rushed for 151 yards to top the century mark for catches, Vandy's Carlos Thomas, who rushed for 40
the third straight time, dives for one of his two TDs on the day. ^t^^^^m^tn^ of his game-high 171 yards on this play. Wildcats claw third SEC foe
UK makes Vandy league victim No. 3 with 28-21 win; Baker-Samuels duo continues to steam roll
by NICK NICHOLAS
Making Vanderbilt its second straight Southeastern Conference victim, Kentucky, once slumping at 1-4, has risen from the dead to 4-5 overall, 3-2 in league play.
The Wildcats' 28-21 victory over the Commodores last Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium also means the tide has turned emotionally. Bill Curry's 'Cats are riding a modest two-game winning streak. The timing couldn't be better since national powers Florida and Tennessee are all that's left on the schedule.
"When we started out we were struggling," improved tailback Al Baker, who for the third consecutive game rushed for more than 100 yards, said about the season. "I knew it couldn't get any worse. It had to get better; as we played it got better. We kept communicating, kept talking to each other, saying it wasn't going to be this bad.
"It's turned out pretty good so far."
Meanwhile, Kentucky needed a fourth quarter touchdown and eventually a defensive stand to turn back Watson Brown's cluban 11-point underdogto its 22nd straight SEC loss away from Nashville.
"Kentucky made the plays and we didn't." Brown said. "A lot of people played well but there's just not much to show for it. We're playing hard every week."
It's not unreasonable to imagine Vandy winners of its last three games...instead of losing close decisions to Georgia (38-29), SEC leader Ole Miss (14-13) and now Kentucky. "This is an instant replay of the last three weeks in a row," Brown added. "We have nothing to show for our efforts."
How the game was won
With the score 21-all, Kentucky forced Vanderbilt to punt from its end zone. Despite a 10-yard holding call on UK, Freddie Maggard, sore shoulder and all, took charge at the 'Cats' 44.
Two first downs moved the ball into Commodore waters. Next, three straight runs Terry Samuels. Mike Thomas and Baker-resulted in nine yards.
Fourth-and-one at the Vandy 35. With a big roar from the 50,400 on hand, UK had no choice but to live dangerously. On the initial play in the final quarter, Maggard fumbled the exchange but recovered for a two-yard gain and, more importantly, a Kentucky first down.
UK's Rodney Jackson, one of five senior TE's on this team, introduced himself to Vandy's secondary. His reception over the middle netted 15 yards to the visitors' 18. Maggard then got in on the fun with a nifty eight-yard keeper down the left sidelines.
And three plays later, UK's junior quarterback used his passing skills to put his team ahead for the duration.
John Bolden, guilty of dropping a 33-yard pass in the end zone on the same drive, was given a second chance. "It always boost your confidence when the coach calls your number again," Bolden said.
On third-and-goal from the five the senior wideout strolled in motion, running toward apparent primary receiver Steve Phillips.
Instead of opting for the usual corner lob, Maggard quickly passed to Bolden. Vandy
strong safety Steve Medes had his eyes on Bolden, but was tripped by the goal line as Bolden scored untouched.
"We had been running that fade route for eight games," Bolden said. "We've caught a few touchdown passes, some in-bounds some out-of-bounds. That's probably what they were expecting. We caught them off guard and snuck one in the other way."
Vanderbilt and quarterback Marcus Wilson weren't affected. With 10:24 left the 'Dores ran off two straight first downs, the first coming on a Mark Johnson 18-yard scamper.
The drive ended on the UK 24, however. Jeff Owen's 42-yard attempt, with a strong wind blowing in his favor, fell short.
Vandy had one more possesion, penetrating past midfield. But on fourth-and-11 from the UK 46, Wilson misfired an attempt to Clarence Sevillian.
The visitors' fate was sealed. With only one timeout left and 2:15 remaining, a submerging Commodore ship was sinking to a 1-5 conference record.
Kentucky, under captain Curry, remains afloat the .500 level in the SEC.
"What our team is learning is how to win, Curry said, "put ourselves in a position to win and then do it.
"This was the game on the schedule, especially the way our season has gone, that caused me the most concern. You could argue that that doesn't make much sense when you look at the rest of our schedule. But we'll be ready to play Florida and we'll be ready to play Tennessee.
"The real coaching and the real effort from the players has to come in a game like this. I'm really proud of our men for digging down and finding a way to win this game. It's also the first time I believe this year that we have taken the ball, when everybody in the stadium and everybody in America knew we had to run it, and ran the clock out.
"I'm proud of that."
Run, run, catch me if you can
Kentucky backs Baker and Terry Samuels and Vanderbilt's Carlos Thomas, Marcus Wilson and Mark Johnson ran and ran and ran all over their respective defenders.
Baker finished with a team-high 151 yards on 25 carries, increasing this year's season total to 669 yards. He also added two rushing touchdowns, giving him nine this season and 10 TDs overall.
"I believe we have the best backs in the SEC," Curry proclaimed. "When you can shuttle Al and Terry and Mike Thomas in and out of there, with a couple of the other people, then we are really getting good in our backfield.
"Al Baker should be a candidate for any all-star team."
Samuels, a burly freshman fullback, picked up 75 yards on 15 carries, not to mention many key blocks that freed Baker.
Baker can thank Samuels for his second touchdown, a nine-yard second quarter gallop that gave Kentucky a 21-14 lead. Bouncing off tacklers, Baker followed a Samuels block, steam rolled through free safety Aaron Smith and somehow touched paydirt.
Baker's first score came on Kentucky's second possession of the game. His four-yard run with 7:08 left in the quarter put UK on top 7-0. In that 13-play, 65-yard drive, Baker
carried the ball eight times for 47 yards. By intermission, Baker was credited with 126 yards on 18 carries.
Curry's positive attitude has rubbed off on Baker. "For years to come," Baker predicted, "this is going to be a good team. He teaches you how to win and never to give up. I'm not saying coach (Jerry) Claiborne didn't, but I think he took the wrong method as far as winning. He (Curry) is tough to lose under...that's the kind of coach I like."
Mike Thomas scored UK's second touchdown on a drive that took only five plays but covered 75 yards.
Earlier Mark Johnson capped off a six-play, 69-yard drive with a one-yard score to tie the game, 7-7. And Vandy appeared to have momentum, mounting another threat on its next drive. But Wilson's fumble ended up in Gary Willis' grasp at the UK 25.
Two Maggard completionsPhillips for 13 and Kurt Johnson for 29brightened the UK players' and fans' enthusiasm. Next, Baker injected plenty of fervor into a chilly late-fall afternoon with a 27-yard off tackle play, his longest of the game, inside the Vandy 10. Two plays later Mike Thomas scored to give UK a 14-7 lead with 12:19 left in the second quarter.
But Kentucky's defense couldn't snap Vandy's wishbone attack. "We had people hit their fullback at the line of scrimmage and
then he'd run 30 yards," Curry, citing poor tackling by those in blue and white uniforms, said.
Carlos Thomas led all rushers with 171 yards on 18 carries. Wilson and Mark Johnson also were difficult to bring down, rambling for 75 and 71 yards, respectively.
Trailing 21-14 entering into the second half, Vandy started from its 31 and marched any way but backwards against Kentucky's defense. Carlos Thomas opened with runs of 20, five and 22 before Vandy handed the ball to Mark Johnson for an 11-yard gain.
From the UK 11, Wilson decided it was better to keep rather than give, racking up four yards. Two more running plays pushed the ball to the two. However, a fourth-and-one situation faced Vandy. But Wilson, a Louisville native, gave his team a first down with a quarterback keeper. On first down, Brown again called Wilson's number, who pushed and shoved his way over the goal line for the score.
Owen's PAT tied the game 21-21 with 10:31 left in the third stanza.
At the time it appeared as if the team with the ball last would win.
Is that the way it looked, Randy Holleran?
"I knew our offense would keep scoring. All we kept saying was, 'We've got to stop 'em, guys. If we stop 'em our offense is going to keep scoring and we're going to pull away.' We had all the faith in the world in our offense. That's something that really kept us going."
As it turned out, Kentucky needed only one more touchdown.
"When we needed it they did it," Holleran continued. "They drove the ball down and got it out of our territory. That put us in a good situation. I don't think anybody on our side said we couldn't stop 'em. We knew we could, it was just a matter of time when we were going to play football the way we have
Please see, UK 28, VANDY 21, page 12
First downs ........................................	UK 25	VANDY 2: 45-341 45 UM 386 0 3-13.0 1-1 5*2 25:39
Rushes-yards ........................	50-236	
Altempts-completions-interceptions...........	142 15-25-0 378	
Return yards (does not include kickoffs) Punts-average	13 3-407	
Fumbtes-losl............................................ Penalties-yards........................................	2-0 6-62	
Possession time.......................................	34:21	
KENTUCKY.................................... 7	14 0 7 7	728 021
		
UKBaker 4 run (Pelfrey kick)		70. UK
VANDYM. Johnson 7 run (Owen kick)		7-7, TIE
UKM. Thomas 2 run (Pelfrey kick)		14-7. UK
VANDYC. Thomas 2 run (Owen kick)		14-14, TIE
UKBaker 9 run (Pelfrey kick)		21-14. UK
VANDYWilson 1 run (Owen kick)		21-21. TIE
UKBolden 5 pass from Maggard (Pelfrey kick)		28-21, UK
Att: 50.400		
	KENTUCKY				
RUSHING	ATT GAIN	LOST	NET TDS		LONG
Maggard	6 13	12	1	0	8
Samuels	15 75	0	75	0	13
Baker	25 157	6	151	2	27
M. Thomas	4 9	11	6	1	4
TOTALS	50 254	18	236	3	27
PASSING	ATT COMP	INT	YDS TDS		LONG
Maggard	25 :5	0	142	1	29
TOTALS	25 15	0	142	1	29
PASS RECEIVING		NO	YDS TDS		LONG
K. Johnson		3	37	0	29
Henderson		2	5	0	5
Jackson		3	43	0	15
Logan		3	30	0	18
Phillips		1	13	0	13
Baker		1	4	0	-
Samuels		1	5	0	5
Bolden		1	5	1	5
TOTALS		15	142	1	29
PUNTING		NO	YDS	AVG	LONG
Hawk		3	122	40 /	57
TOTALS		3	122	40.7	57
FIELD GOALS		ATT	MADE		LONG
Pelfrey		0		0	0
TOTALS		0		0	0
	PUNTS	KICKOFFS			INTS
ALL RETURNS	NO YDS	NO YDS		NO YDS	
Tolbert	3 13		- 		- 
Bolden	" ' 	2 40			 
K. Johnson			18		 
Powers	 		1 13		 
TOTALS	3 13		4 71		- -
VANDERBILT
RUSHING	ATT	GAIN	LOST	NET	TDS	LONG
Wilson	14	81	6	75	1	34
Harris	1	11	0	11	0	11
C Thomas	18	171	0	171	1	40
M. Johnson	8	71	0	71	" *1=	49
Hayes	4	11	0	11	0	4
Carter	1	2	0	2	0	2
TOTALS	46	347	6	341	3	40
PASSING	ATT	COMP	INT	YDS	TDS	LONG
Wilson	9	2	0	25	0	17
Healey	4	2	0	20	0	14
TOTALS	13	4	0	45	0	17
PASS RECEIVING			NO	YDS	TDS	LONG
Sevillian			2	25	0	17
Carter			1	14	0	14
Hayes			1	6	0	6
TOTALS			4	45	0	17
PUNTING			NO	YDS	AVG	LONG
Lawrence			3	129	430	50
TOTALS			3	129	43.0	50
FIELD GOALS			ATT	MADE		LONG
Owen			1	0		0
TOTALS			1	0		0
	PUNTS		KICKOFFS			INTS
ALL