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Kentucky junior RB Stanley "Boom" Williams rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in Saturday's 17-10 win over South Carolina.

Only one touchdown for Boom, but it came in emphatic fashion. The 5-foot-9, 196-pounder rocked his way to the score from 43 yards out shortly after halftime. He was held under 100 yards rushing in Kentucky's first two games, but has rushed for 304 yards over his last two games. He stands as the only real landmark of fantasy interest on this Wildcats team.
Sep 25 - 12:22 AM

In his Wednesday press conference, Kentucky HC Mark Stoops went on a lengthy rant regarding his team's lack of maturity.

The defense received the bulk of Stoops' wrath. "So until we grow up and get a mentality about us and have some guys step up and get tougher, then we’re gonna look like the same bunch of crap," he said. "Some guys need to grow up in a hurry." Through three games, Kentucky ranks 122nd in the country in yards allowed. They will try to shore that up against South Carolina on Saturday.
Source: SEC Country
Sep 22 - 3:31 PM

Kentucky HC Mark Stoops said that redshirt sophomore QB Drew Barker (back) will miss a "significant amount of time."

Barker suffered the back injury in the first half of Saturday's showdown with New Mexico State. After trainers checked him out on the sidelines, he was carted into the locker room. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound redshirt sophomore won't be suiting up for some time, as he will be reevaluated in 3-5 weeks. Barker at least dodged the knife, here -- this injury is not expected to require surgery. JUCO transfer Stephen Johnson will start in his place for the foreseeable future. Kentucky takes on South Carolina on Saturday.
Source: SEC Country
Sep 22 - 1:41 PM

Kentucky redshirt sophomore QB Drew Barker's status for Saturday's game against South Carolina is uncertain due to a back injury.

Barker was sidelined early in Saturday's game against New Mexico State. HC Mark Stoops indicated that he had been working through some "lingering" back issues during the summer and that the killing blow against New Mexico State was just the straw that broke the camel's back. So to speak. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder has undergone an MRI. As for his status for Saturday, Stoops said, "We'll see how the week goes on. I'm in no position to talk about that right now." Should Barker be unable to start, Stephen Johnson would take his place as signal-caller.
Sep 19 - 3:06 PM

Kentucky junior RB Stanley "Boom" Williams (neck) rushed for 181 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in Saturday's 62-42 win over New Mexico State.

Williams exited early in the contest due to suspected neck spasms, but he later returned to shrug off that injury concern. The 5-foot-9, 196-pound junior finished the game having rushed for a career-high 181 yards. Included in that lofty total, a 63-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He has racked up 361 yards on the ground through three games.
Sep 17 - 8:38 PM

Kentucky HC Mark Stoops said that redshirt sophomore QB Drew Barker was taken to the hospital with a back injury.

Barker was knocked out of action in the first quarter of Saturday's game with New Mexico State. Trainers appeared to be checking out his leg on the sideline before he was carted into the locker room, but it looks like this is a back injury rather one to the leg. Kentucky should provide further information as to a timetable for Barker's return in the coming days.
Source: Jen
Sep 17 - 7:58 PM

Kentucky junior RB Stanley "Boom" Williams returned to Saturday's game against New Mexico State after briefly exiting with neck spasms.

Williams was dealing with a neck issue early, but it looks like that was of no major concern. The 5-foot-9, 196-pounder has returned to the field of play. Any fallout from the injury will be clarified come Monday.
Sep 17 - 5:52 PM

Kentucky junior RB Stanley "Boom" Williams is being evaluated for neck spasms in Saturday's game against New Mexico State.

Kentucky's season is off to a less-than-auspicious start and it doesn't look like it is getting better in the short term. In addition to Williams being sidelined by neck spasms, starting QB Drew Barker exited early in the game with a potentially severe leg injury.
Sep 17 - 5:07 PM

Kentucky redshirt sophomore QB Drew Barker exited Saturday's game against New Mexico State with a leg injury.

Barker was knocked out of the game early and trainers were spotted huddling around his leg for treatment on the sidelines. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder was subsequently carted to the locker room. He is questionable for the remainder of the game, but it would be a surprise if he returned to the field of play.
Sep 17 - 4:27 PM

Kentucky redshirt sophomore QB Drew Barker completed 2-of-10 passes for 10 yards and three interceptions in Saturday's 45-7 beatdown at the hands of Florida.

Oh goodness no. Barker threw four touchdown passes in last weekend's collapse against Southern Miss, but Kentucky was in no position to collapse against the Gators on Saturday, as you need a lead before you can blow a lead. The defenses of New Mexico State and South Carolina should prove more palatable for the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder as he looks to lick his wounds.
Sep 10 - 8:04 PM

Kentucky sophomore WR Dorian Baker (hamstring) is listed as a co-starter for Saturday's game against Florida.

Baker was unable to play in last Saturday's embarrassing come-from-ahead loss to Southern Miss due to a bum hammy, but it looks like the 6-foot-3, 208-pounder will be suiting up against Teez Tabor and company this weekend. In 11 games last season, Baker caught 56 passes for 612 yards and three touchdowns. He isn't a must-add on the waiver wire in advance of Florida, but keep an eye on his performance against the Gators. Kentucky's offense could be frisky this season.
Sep 9 - 2:19 PM

Kentucky redshirt sophomore QB Drew Barker completed 15-of-24 passes for 323 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's loss to Southern Miss.

Barker came into the season with a fair bit of hype and he did nothing to dissuade fanciful dreams on Saturday. Alas, the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder does not play defense and he was powerless to stop Southern Miss from outlasting the Wildcats for a 44-35 win. Barker will face a typically brutal SEC schedule, but he makes for an intriguing waiver wire flier.
Sep 3 - 11:34 PM

Kentucky junior RB Stanley "Boom" Williams (elbow) took part in about 10 live reps during Saturday's scrimmage.

Boom has been somewhat limited in August camp as he continues his rehab from offseason elbow surgery, but the Wildcats are beginning to ramp up his workload with the season closing in. The 5-foot-9, 196-pounder took part in a pair of series during scrimmage on Saturday. A year ago, Williams boomed his way to 855 yards and six touchdowns. He should be able to top that this coming season, assuming they utilize him to his full potential. A rival SEC coach told Athlon later this summer, "I'm not sure why they don't use him more."
Aug 20 - 2:44 PM

Kentucky OC Eddie Gran indicated that junior RB Stanley "Boom" Williams (elbow) has slowly been expanding his practice efforts.

Williams underwent offseason elbow surgery and the Wildcats are understandably keeping close tabs on their 5-foot-9, 196-pound gem-of-a-back as he works his way back into the practice flow. Gran noted that while Boom has been held out of some contact work in camp, he is ready to start taking hits. Said the offensive coordinator, "He’s getting whacked around. He’s in blitz drill now, everything. We’re just moving forward each day as it goes, and Coach Stoops makes the decision on where we’re going to go with the next step." Last season, Williams rushed for 855 yards and six touchdowns over 10 games. Those 855 yards came with a mouth-watering 7.1 YPC mark.
Aug 16 - 2:43 PM

Kentucky HC Mark Stoops said that junior DT Regie Meant has left the team indefinitely due to "personal reasons."

"I ask you to respect that and leave it alone. It has nothing to do with football, nothing to do with us or playing or anything like that," Stoops said. "It has to do with himself." Per the coach, Meant is not expected to rejoin the team at any juncture this fall. Last season, the 6-foot-4, 302-pounder registered 31 tackles (1.5 for l.5 for loss) and a sack. While Stoops declined to offer more specific details about Meant's decision to leave the Wildcats, he did refer to it as "a blow to us and our depth on the D-line."
Source: SEC Country
Aug 8 - 2:28 PM


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