UK-UT game notes
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Posted Nov 29, 2009
University of Kentucky Wildcats

Just like Thanksgiving dinner, there are game leftovers as well. These leftovers come in the form of game and team notes.

Team Records and Series Notes

Kentucky is 7-5 overall, 3-5 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is 7-5 overall, 4-4 in league play.

Tennessee leads the series, 73-23-9. The Volunteers have won 25 in a row.

UK is now 2-4 all-time in overtime games; 2-3 in overtime games at Commonwealth Stadium.

The last overtime game UK played was two years ago in Lexington (11/24/07), also against Tennessee. The Volunteers won the game in four overtimes 52-50.

Attendance for Saturday’s game was 70,981, the sixth-largest crowd in Commonwealth Stadium history.

Kentucky set the season attendance record for the third-consecutive year. UK averaged 69,594 per game. The previous record was 69,434 fans per game in 2008.

Senior Day ceremonies were held before the game, honoring 27 Wildcats.

Next for Kentucky: the Wildcats await a bowl bid, which would be a school-record fourth-consecutive bowl game.

UK Team Notes

Kentucky has a 15-10 record in the last 25 games decided by 10 points or less.

The last Kentucky player to return an interception for a TD prior to Sam Maxwell’s 56-yarder was Randall Burden vs. ULM on Oct. 24, 2009 earlier this season.

Kentucky has returned three “picks for six” this season which is the most since returning three interceptions for TDs in 1974.

UK has intercepted a pass in eight straight games and 10 of 12 contests this season.

Kentucky has scored at least 20 points in 11 of its 12 games this season, matching a mark set in the 1998 season.

UK went 3-of-3 from the red zone in the game, scoring three touchdowns. On the year, UK has converted 36 of 43 opportunities (83.7 percent) this season for 231 points (31 touchdowns, seven field goals, three missed field goals, three loss on downs, two turnovers one end of half).

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