This Week in Kentucky Football: Halloween Edition
On Thursdays throughout the 2015 season we will take a trip down memory lane and look back at past great plays, players and games associated with University of Kentucky football for that given week. So be sure to check back with us each and every Thursday to relive the moments that make this football program so special.
• 1952: Allen Felch had a career-high 117 rushing yards in Kentucky’s 14-6 victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats.
• 1997: Sophomore quarterback Tim Couch led an aerial assault against Georgia, setting a then-school record with 41 completions, but it wasn’t enough for the Wildcats as they lost to the Bulldogs, 23-13. Couch passed for 324 yards, his seventh-career 300-yard passing game.
• 2003: Kentucky, in a tight game with Mississippi State after three quarters, broke the game wide open with 21 fourth-quarter points, tied for the second most scored in a fourth quarter in school history, in their 42-17 victory over the Bulldogs. The Wildcats’ special teams play was sparked by an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown by Derek Abney, the ninth-longest punt return in school history.
• 2014: Sophomore quarterback Patrick Towles passed for a career-high 390 yards in Kentucky’s 45-31 loss to No. 1 Mississippi State.
• 1968: Quarterback Dave Bair connected with Dicky Lyons, Sr. on a 92-yard touchdown pass, at the time the longest pass play in school history, as Kentucky lost to Georgia, 35-14. Lyons, Sr. ended up with a career-high 130 receiving yards in that game.
• 1974: Sonny Collins rushed for 147 yards, his 11th career 100-yard rushing game, as the Wildcats were narrowly defeated by Georgia, 24-20.
• 1996: Derick Logan was his own ground attack, carrying the ball a school-record 41 times for 140 yards, in Kentucky’s 24-17 win over Georgia.
• 1973: Sonny Collins rushed for 156 yards, his sixth-career 100-yard rushing game, in the Wildcats’ 12-7 victory over Georgia.
• 1979: Linebacker Lester Boyd was all over the field on defense, registering a then-school record fifteen solo tackles, as the Wildcats lost to Georgia, 20-6.
• 1990: Al Baker rushed for 133 yards, his second-career 100-yard rushing game, as the Wildcats defeated Georgia, 26-24.
• 1978: Rod Stewart had a 73-yard run, the third-longest run in school history that didn’t result in a touchdown, in the Wildcats’ 17-16 loss to Georgia. Stewart ended up with a career high 105 rushing yards.
• 1989: Kurt Johnson returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, Kentucky’s first kickoff return for a touchdown in 18 years and first 100-yard kickoff return, as the Wildcats lost to Georgia, 34-23.
• 1995: Moe Williams ran all over the Mississippi State defense for 238 yards, tied for the third most in school history, as Kentucky lost to the Bulldogs in a shootout, 42-32. This was also Kentucky’s 1,000th game played.
• 2006: Dicky Lyons, Jr. had 117 receiving yards, his first career 100-yard receiving game, as the Wildcats defeated Mississippi State, 34-31.
• 1892: Kentucky struggled to a scoreless tie with Transylvania, the school’s first-ever game to end in a tie.
• 1966: Dicky Lyons, Sr. had a 62-yard punt return, at the time tied for the fifth-longest punt return in school history, as the Wildcats battled to a 14-14 tie with West Virginia. The offense was led by Larry Seiple’s 136 receiving yards and Bob Windsor’s 129 rushing yards.
• 1977: Kicker Joe Bryant successfully made a 52-yard field goal, tying a then-school record for longest made field goal, as Kentucky shutout Virginia Tech, 32-0.
• 2005: Rafael Little rushed for 114 yards, his third-career 100-yard rushing game, in the Wildcats’ 13-7 victory over Mississippi State.
• 2011: Matt Roark was the favorite target of Kentucky quarterbacks Morgan Newton and Maxwell Smith, catching thirteen passes, tied for the second most in school history, in Kentucky’s 28-16 loss to Mississippi State. Roark’s 116 receiving yards tied his career high.
• 1959: Kentucky had many mental mistakes on the field, penalized for a then-school record 148 yards, but it didn’t affect the Wildcats as they defeated the Miami Hurricanes 22-3.
• 1965: Kentucky had a ground attack led by a pair of 100-yard rushers, Rodger Bird (118) and Larry Seiple (111), in the Wildcats’ convincing 28-8 win over West Virginia.
• 1971: Kentucky’s defense intercepted five passes, tied for the third most in school history, in the Wildcats’ 33-27 victory over Virginia Tech.
• 2010: Randall Cobb had 12 receptions for a career high 171 receiving yards, tied for the fifth most in school history, in the Wildcats’ 24-17 loss to Mississippi State.
• 1952: Kentucky shut out the Miami Hurricanes 29-0 for the school’s 300th victory.
• 1953: Kentucky traveled to Houston and upset No. 12 Rice 19-13 in Kentucky’s first win over a ranked nonconference opponent on the road.
• 1987: Mark Higgs rushed for 168 yards, his seventh-career 100-yard rushing game, in the Wildcats’ 14-7 victory over Virginia Tech.
• 1992: Doug Pelfrey had a busy day on the field, setting school records for most made field goals (five) and most points scored by a kicker (eighteen), in Kentucky’s narrow 37-36 defeat to Mississippi State. One of Doug’s made field goals was from 52 yards, at the time tied for the third-longest made field goal in school history. The offense was led by Pookie Jones’ career 357 passing yards.
• 2009: Derrick Locke rushed for 103 yards, his second career 100-yard rushing game, as Kentucky lost to Mississippi State, 31-24.