In 49 days, UK will kick off its 2018 season.  There are other things UK football fans should know about the number 49…

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.

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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…

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