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10 is the number for… Moe Williams, Babe Parilli, Seth Hanson.

Kentucky QBs combined for only 10 TD passes in 2015… DB Marcus McWilson made a career-high 10 tackles vs. Auburn last year and did it again later in the season against Tennessee. It was the most stops made in one game by a returning DB… Last season, freshman Chris Westry defended against 10 passes thrown his way… Matt Elam made 10 solo tackles last year (along with 13 assists)… Ten is the number in thousands that represents Jared Lorenzen’s career offense total – 10,637 yards…  Bob Gain kicked 10 PATs, still a school record, in a 83-0 win over North Dakota in 1950…   There are 10 UK players who have scored four TDs in one game.  The latest was Artose Pinner, in a win over Vanderbilt in 2002…

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11 is the number for… Tavin Richardson, J.D. HarmonRick Norton, Chase Harp, Maxwell Smith, Dominic Fucci

UK receivers averaged 11.5 yards per catch in 2015… The Cats picked off 11 passes last season.  They also returned only 11 punts… Thanks to a 62-yard run vs. Charlotte, Sihiem King averaged 11.5 yards per carry last year on 11 attempts…  Dorian Baker averaged 11 yards per catch in 2015 (55 receptions)…  All-America TE James Whalen in 1999 averaged 11 yards per catch on 90 catches, then an NCAA record for a tight end…  Eleven is the number of times a UK player has led the SEC in passing yards (Babe Parilli did it three times).  It’s also the TOTAL number of TD passes thrown by Jerry Woolum from 1960-62, when he led the Cats in passing all three seasons…  It was on the 11-yard line where senior LB Khalid Henderson scooped up a fumble and ran 89 yards for a score vs. UT-Martin in the 2014 season opener…

 

12 is the number for… Gunnar HoakDerrick Ramsey, Dicky Lyons, Jr., Randy Jenkins, Bill Allen, Morgan Newton.

Twelve was the cost in millions for the construction of Commonwealth Stadium, which opened in 1973. The renovation completed in 2015 took $12 million – plus another $100 million…  All-SEC defensive end Dennis Johnson had 12 QB sacks in 2001, still a single-season record…  Randall Cobb averaged a school single-season record 12 yards per play in 2010… Danny Trevathan averaged nearly 12 tackles per game (11.9) in 2011, leading the Southeastern Conference…   2012 was the last year a UK player was named a freshman All-American (P Landon Foster, named by Rivals and collegefootballnews.com)… It was 2013 when QB Jalen Whitlow, starting from the UK 12, ran 88 yards for a TD vs.  Alabama State, the longest scoring run in CWS history…   Kentucky was on the Miami (O.) 12 when Javess Blue caught a pass and turned it into an 88-yard scoring play in 2013…

 

13 is the number for… Jeff BadetMike Fanuzzi, Aaron Boone,  J Lo w Giants, Stevie Johnson.

UK converted on fourth down 13 times in 2015 (19 attempts)… Austin MacGinnis connected on 13 field goals last season (17 attempts)…  DBs Cody Quinn and J.D. Harmon each made 13 solo tackles last year… The first TD scored in the history of Commonwealth Stadium came on a 13-yard strike from Ernie Lewis to Ray Barga against Virginia Tech in 1973…  Cornerback Eric Kelly holds the school single-season record for pass break-ups with 13, set in 1999 (records kept since 1981)….  Tim Couch completed 13 consecutive passes three times in his UK career…   QB Bill Ransdell connected with WR Joker Phillips from 13 yards out for a TD in the 1983 Hall of Fame Bowl. The two were roommates as freshmen…  Senior WR Matt Roark made a career-high 13 catches against Mississippi State in 2011; one month later he quarterbacked the Wildcats to the win over Tennessee that snapped a 26-game losing skid…

 

14 is the number for… Chuck Broughton, Anthony Mosley.

The UK defense surrendered only 14 passing touchdowns last season… Mikel Horton carried 14 times for 109 yards in the loss to Tennessee in 2015… EKU and UK both scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, sending the game into overtime last year, where the Wildcats won it, 34-27. Jojo Kemp led the Cats in rushing with 14 carries (49 yds.) in the victory… Kentucky’s first score in its win over Missouri was a 14-yard run by Patrick Towles… In 1914, Kentucky opened its season with a 83-0 win over Wilmington…  In 1998, Craig Yeast caught 14 TD passes, a UK single-season record…  UK safety Daryl Bishop ended his career with a total of 14 interceptions, still a school record…  In 2008, the Wildcats eked out a 14-13 victory over Mississippi State in Starkville, making the team bowl-eligible for the third consecutive season…

15 is the number for… Marcus McWilson, Stephen JohnsonDusty Bonner, Joey Worley, Tom Rodgers, Talbott Todd...

It was on the 15th of September, 1973, that UK opened Commonwealth Stadium with a 31-26 win over Virginia Tech.  And it was on Sept. 15, 2007, that the Wildcats rallied to stun Louisville thanks to a TD catch by Stevie Johnson in the game’s closing minutes…  LB Josh Forrest made 15 tackles in the season-opening win over Louisiana-Lafayette in 2015… Garrett Johnson averaged 15 yards per catch (46 total) last year… TE C.J. Conrad finished the 2015 season with 15 grabs…  Dicky Lyons, Sr., averaged around 15 yards per punt return (15.4) from 1966-68, still a school career record…  All-American receiver/returner Derek Abney set a school record by averaging nearly 15 yards per play (14.83) from 2000-03.  Wesley Woodyard rang up 15 tackles in UK’s win over Florida State in the 2007 Music City Bowl… Moe Williams broke or tied 15 different school records (including TDs scored and single-season rushing) in 1995…  UK has made a total of 15 bowl game appearances….  Matt Roark finished with 15 passing yards in the 2011 upset of Tennessee. He completed his first pass, for 15 yards and was 3-for-5 after that, but those three resulted in a net total of zero yards…

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