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Kentucky senior QB Stephen Johnson completed 17-of-25 passes for 196 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 27-26 loss to Florida.

The formerly undefeated Wildcats gave Florida everything they could handle on Saturday, but couldn't quite get over the hump. Johnson hit on two of his three touchdown passes in the first half, squeezing off one more in the opening minutes of the third quarter. Kentucky would have possession of the ball down by one point with under a minute remaining in the game, but their 57-yard game-winning field goal attempt at the gun turned out to be a bridge too far. Through four games, Johnson has now thrown for 765 yards with a 5/1 TD/INT ratio. Kentucky will take on Eastern Michigan next weekend as they look to get back on the winning track.
Sep 24 - 12:14 AM

Kentucky sophomore RB Benjamin Snell Jr. rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries in Saturday's 23-13 win over South Carolina.

Snell punched the ball in from five yards out near the end of the first quarter and looped back around for a one-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. He has been dealing with a rib injury suffered against Eastern Kentucky last weekend, but as his 32 carries versus South Carolina would indicate, that injury was relatively minor. Through three games, Snell has picked up 272 yards and three touchdowns.
Sep 16 - 11:42 PM

Kentucky junior LB Jordan Jones (shoulder) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against South Carolina.

Jones (6'2/221) dinged up his shoulder against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday. The injury is one which might keep the 2016 second-team All-SEC performer out beyond this weekend's showdown with the Gamecocks, as HC Mark Stoops said on Thursday, "It may be a stretch to play next week quite honestly. I’ll keep you updated. He’ll play when the doctors tell him he can play." Eli Brown will start in Jones' place against South Carolina.
Source: SEC Country
Sep 14 - 6:18 PM

Kentucky sophomore RB Benjamin Snell Jr. (ribs) participated in practice on Tuesday.

Snell suffered a rib injury in Saturday's win over Eastern Kentucky. He was in some pain at the time of the injury, but the discomfort has waned over the past two days and he indicated that he will be ready to roll against South Carolina this weekend. His health is worth monitoring over the remainder of the practice week, but so far, so good. Snell has rushed for 170 yards (4.4 YPC) and a touchdown in two games.
Sep 12 - 9:39 PM

Kentucky sophomore RB Benjamin Snell Jr. (rib) is considered day-to-day.

Snell Jr. (5'11/223) suffered the injury against Eastern Kentucky, but he was able to return and finished with 104 yards and a touchdown. That suggests that he'll be able to play on Saturday against South Carolina, but the fact he's on the injury report means that it isn't a lock.
Sep 11 - 6:44 PM

Kentucky senior QB Stephen Johnson completed 15-of-22 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-16 win over Eastern Kentucky.

Johnson hooked up with C.J. Conrad on a 23-yard scoring pass in the second quarter for his lone touchdown toss on the afternoon. He has failed to throw for multiple touchdowns against either Southern Miss or Eastern Kentucky this season. He'll try for more impressive statistical output against South Carolina next weekend.
Sep 9 - 3:45 PM

Kentucky sophomore RB Benjamin Snell Jr. rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Saturday's 27-16 win over Eastern Kentucky.

Not the most impressive of offensive performances by the Wildcats in this one, as they scored just 10 points in the first half before opening the game up (barely) in after halftime. Snell's touchdown was a big one, as his 25-yard gallop in the third quarter gave Kentucky a 17-16 lead, an advantage that they would not relinquish. Through two games, Snell has rushed for 170 yards. Up next on the docket, a road trip to take on South Carolina next Saturday.
Sep 9 - 3:41 PM

Kentucky sophomore RB Benjamin Snell Jr. suffered a rib injury against EKU on Saturday but has returned to the game.

Snell was sent to the locker room for x-rays during the first quarter. Apparently, he was cleared. Snell has returned to the game.
Source: SB Nation
Sep 9 - 12:49 PM

Kentucky freshman WR Lynn Bowden was ejected from Saturday's game against Eastern Kentucky for targeting.

It was a questionable call, but nevertheless Bowden's afternoon is over. After getting a late start following August clearance from the NCAA, the No. 151 player in the ESPN 300 has been attempting to work his way into the receiver mix.
Sep 9 - 12:39 PM

Kentucky HC Mark Stoops labeled C Bunchy Stallings (ankle) a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against Eastern Kentucky.

Stallings rolled an ankle against Southern Miss last week. Senior right guard Nick Haynes shifted over to center to cover for him and may draw the start in the middle of Stallings is ruled out.
Sep 9 - 12:00 PM

Kentucky HC Mark Stoops called freshman LB Josh Paschal "a handful."

"I’ve been very impressed with him. He’s played a lot of positions," Stoops explained. "He’s very unique because he’s just as effective with his hand down as he is standing up. That’s very rare for a young guy." Paschal (6'3/270) recorded one tackle in the Wildcats' season-opening win over Southern Miss and should be able to make a more significant impact as he acclimates to the speed of collegiate play. He was a consensus four-star recruit out of high school during the past cycle.
Sep 7 - 6:00 PM

Kentucky sophomore RB Benjamin Snell Jr. rushed for 67 yards on 20 carries in Saturday's 24-17 win over Southern Miss.

Snell is a bull of a back at 5-foot-11, 220 pounds, but he was unable to break through into the second level in this one, with his long run going for just 10 yards. He rushed for 1,091 yards (5.9 YPC) and 13 touchdowns last season while playing behind Boom Williams. Boom is no more, so this will be Snell's show during the current campaign.
Sep 2 - 8:40 PM

Kentucky junior RB Sihiem King will work as backup to sophomore RB Benjamin Snell Jr. this season.

King (5'9/172) earned backup duties over A.J. Rose with a strong performance in preseason camp. The two entered August in a dead-heat on the depth chart behind Snell. For his part, former three-star King saw 11 carries last season, but spent the bulk of his time working on special teams.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 24 - 6:41 PM

Athlon Sports' Mike Bainbridge believes Kentucky redshirt junior WR Kayaune Ross will replace WR Dorian Baker (ankle) in the starting lineup.

Baker hasn't been ruled out for the season yet, but all indications have him shelved into the season. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound Ross "flashed this offseason as a difference maker," according to Bainbridge, and is a "big-time red-zone option." Kentucky, of course, is also attempting to replace leading wideout Jeff Badet, who transferred to Oklahoma.
Source: Patreon
Aug 22 - 1:20 PM

Kentucky junior WR Dorian Baker has been diagnosed with an ankle fracture and dislocation.

Baker suffered the fracture and dislocation during the team's scrimmage on Saturday. He will be undergoing surgery on Tuesday to repair the damage. "We’re very disappointed for Dorian, as he had a good offseason and was helping lead our receivers during preseason camp," said HC Mark Stoops in a statement. Baker has not been officially ruled out for the season, but his availability for the campaign is now very much in question. Blake Bone, Tavin Richardson and Kayaune Ross are all potential candidates to see bulked up reps with Baker sidelined.
Aug 21 - 4:37 PM


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