Ray Davis Continues to Stockpile Awards for Florida Performance
University of Kentucky running back Ray Davis ran all over the No. 22/23 Florida Gators in Kentucky’s 33-14 win last weekend and now is doing the same on the weekly performance-based awards.
If you’ve lost count, Davis has now earned the following awards – the Doak Walker Award, the Maxwell Trophy Player of the Week, the Walter Camp National FBS Offensive Player of the Week presented by The Heights Group at Morgan Stanley and the Southeastern Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
Additionally, he was named the Senior Bowl National Player of the Week, the East/West Shrine Bowl Breakout Offensive Player of the Week and received Honorable Mention acknowledgement from the College Football Performance Awards for national player of the week.
The 5-foot-10, 216-pound graduate transfer ripped off long runs early and often as UK bulldozed its way to a 23-0 first half edge, including six rushes of at least 15 yards that included a 75-yard touchdown run on which he was barely touched. For the game, the San Francisco native put up a performance that will long live in the annals of Kentucky football:
- His 280 yards rushing are the third-most in a game in program history, and were just 19 short of the school record.
- He became the ninth player in UK history to eclipse 200 yards rushing in a game, while it marked the 13th instance in program history.
- His 280 yards helped him eclipse 3,000 yards rushing for his career, currently sitting at 3,091.
- Prior to today’s game, just two active FBS players eclipsed 3,000.
- His 280 yards were the second-most rushing yards of any player on any team against Florida.
- Tyrion Davis-Price of LSU holds the top spot with 287 against UF in 2021.
- His four touchdowns tied the school record for the most total touchdowns in a game.
- He became the 13th player in UK history to have four touchdowns in a game, while it marked the 15th instance in program history.
- He has scored at least one touchdown in each game this season, first Wildcat to TD in the first five games since Artose Pinner in 2002.
- It was his second game this season to have a rushing and receiving TD.
- On his second touchdown, he had a career-long, 75-yard score rushing.
- The best two rushes of his career have occurred in Blue and White, first with a 55-yard rush against Akron, followed by the 75-yard rush against Florida.
- It was Kentucky’s longest run in school history vs. Florida.
No. 20 Kentucky (5-0, 2-0 SEC) travels to top-ranked Georgia (5-0, 2-0 SEC) Saturday for a 7 p.m. matchup between the hedges on ESPN.