In 48 days, UK will kick off its 2018 season. There are other things UK football fans should know about the number 48…
48 is the number for… Will Thomas Collins, Cam Jacobs, Jeff Snedegar, Joey Couch, Carl Marrillia, Wash Serini, Terry Clayton… WR Garrett “Juice” Johnson led UK receivers with 48 catches in 2017… LB Josh Allen had seven sacks for 48 yards in losses in ’17… CB Derrick Baity had two interceptions returned for a total of 48 yards in 2017… As a junior in 2016, Dorian Baker made his first catches of the season at Missouri – four, for 48 yards… In 2015, RB Sihiem King’s longest KO return went for 48 yards, vs. Missouri… Punter Grant McKinnis nailed a 48-yard punt in 2016 against New Mexico State… Benny Snell’s longest run as a freshman was 48 yards vs. Austin Peay… Before signing with Kentucky, P Max Duffy averaged 48 yards per kick in the Australian Football League… QB Stephen Johnson rushed for 48 yards in the 2017 win over EKU… PK Austin MacGinnis kicked a 48-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of the 2017 Music City Bowl… Announced attendance for the ’17 Music City Bowl was more than 48,000… MacGinnis kicked a 48-yarder against Mississippi State in 2015, his longest of the season… MacGinnis also kicked a 48-yard field goal against South Carolina in 2014, ending the first half tied at 17 in a game the Wildcats went on to win, 45-38… Tim Couch attempted 48 passes in the Outback Bowl, on Jan. 1, 1999, completing 30 for 336 yards and two touchdowns… Couch completed 48 passes in a loss at Arkansas in 1998… 1948 was the first year UK beat a ranked team (#9 Georgia, #10 Vandy)… It was 48 years between New Year’s Day bowl game appearances: Cotton in 1952, Outback in 1999… RB Derrick Locke ran for 48 yards in a 42-29 upset win at Arkansas in 2007. A freshman, Locke was UK’s fourth tailback of the day, because of injuries to the first three… PK Lones Seiber kicked a 48-yard field goal four seconds before halftime at Vandy, tying the game at 13-13. Kentucky went on to win, 27-20, in 2007… QB Maxwell Smith hit RB Jonathan George with a 48-yard scoring pass in a 41-7 win over Miami in 2013, the first victory of the Mark Stoops era… In 2017, the Wildcats fielded 48 punts and 48 kickoffs.
49 is the number for… Glenn Pakulak, Mike Schellenberger, Kevin McClelland.
Derrick Baity made 49 tackles in 2017… In 2017, UK’s defense held six opponents to less than 100 yards rushing for the first time since 1949… As a sophomore, Josh Allen had 8.5 TFLs for 49 yards in losses… WR Lynn Bowden made three catches for 49 yards vs. Missouri IN ‘17; all three went for first downs on scoring drives… PK Lones Seiber kicked 49 field goals from 2006-09, plus 158 PATs, making him UK’s all-time scoring leader with 305 points… DB Bill Boller picked off a pass and returned it 49 yards in the 1947 Great Lakes Bowl, where UK beat Villanova, 24-14… LSU scored 49 points in a shutout rout of Kentucky in Baton Rouge during the 2006 season. Rich Brooks calls that the turning point in a UK season that saw the Wildcats finish with a victory in the Music City Bowl… Kicker Miles Butler holds the Paducah Tilghman HS record for longest field goal – 49 yards.
50 is the number for… Jim Kovach, Sam Maxwell, John Maddox, Mike Douglas, Harry Ulinski
The Wildcats won their first SEC championship in 1950… In 1950, the Cats finished 10-1 and went on to win the Sugar Bowl; also in 1950-51, Kentucky won its third NCAA basketball title in four seasons, thus making it athletically UK’s best year ever… QB Vito “Babe” Parilli threw 50 TD passes in his UK career… Tight end C.J. Conrad has 50 career receptions… In 2017, Austin MacGinnis kicked a 50-yard field goal that gave UK a 27-14 lead over Florida with 11:33 left to play… Punter Matt Panton had five kicks of 50 yards or more in 2017… Andre’ Woodson threw 50 passes in the 2007 Music City Bowl, completing 32 for 358 yards and four touchdowns. The attempts and completions are both UK bowl game records, as is the yardage total – 358… WR Dorian Baker averaged 50 yards per game in receptions in 2015, leading the team… Landon Foster had six punts of 50 yards or more in 2015… The Wildcats scored 50 points against EKU in the 2007 season-opening victory…