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Positive Stats Heading Into Week 4

Kentucky defeated Chattanooga on Saturday to move to 3-0 on the season, the third time Mark Stoops has done so in his coaching career. UK Athletics put out some interesting statistics, which I have compiled below.

  • Kentucky has returned to .500 overall all-time, for the first time since 2012, with an all-time mark of 632-632-44.

  • Kentucky has won 13 consecutive non-conference games, the third-longest active streak in the nation.

  • It is UK’s longest non-conference win streak since 2006-09 when the Wildcats won 18 in a row.

  • Since 2016, UK is 17-7 in games decided by seven points or less. UK has won its last four in a row in this category, including 2-0 this season.

  • The last time UK won back-to-back games by seven points or less was 2018 with close victories over Vanderbilt and Missouri.

  • Since 1953, UK has won 23 games in a row against teams currently in the Football Championship Subdivision. The FCS was created as Division I-AA in 1978, changing the name to FCS in 2006. UK began playing teams in Division I-AA/FCS in 1998 and is 19-0 since that time.

  • UK has scored 28 points in each of the first three games for the first time since 2007.

  • Coach Stoops is in his ninth season as head coach of the Wildcats, tying Fran Curci (1973-81) for most seasons as head coach at UK.

  • Stoops holds UK records for games coached (102) and most home wins by a head coach (38).

  • This was Stoops’ 52nd win as UK head coach. Paul “Bear” Bryant holds the school record with 60 victories.

  • Stoops is now 52-50 at Kentucky. After two games of the 2016 season, his record was 12-26 but has gone 40-24 (.625) since.

  • With starting lineups available since 1993, Will Levis is the third quarterback since that time to win his first three starts – also Terry Wilson (2018) and Mike Hartline (2008).

  • He has seven touchdown passes this season, most for a UK quarterback in their first three starts at UK since Jared Lorenzen had eight TD tosses in his first three starts in 2000.

  • Chris Rodriguez now has 1,739 career rushing yards, moving past Rodger Bird and Jojo Kemp into 14th place in school history.

  • Wan'Dale Robinson is the first Wildcat to have three-straight 100-yard receiving games since Derek Abney in 2001.

  • He is the first Wildcat to have three-straight 100-yard receiving games to begin a season.

  • It is the fifth 100-yard game of his collegiate career, including two at Nebraska.

  • Josh Ali had an 11-yard rushing touchdown on the game’s first possession versus Chattanooga. It is his first collegiate rushing TD.

  • He has 102 career receptions and became the 18th player in school to history to catch at least 100 passes.

  • He has 1,065 career receiving yards, moving past C.J. Conrad, Demarco Robinson and Derek Homer for 28th place on the UK career yardage list.

  • Senior safety Tyrell Ajian had a 95-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

  • It is his first collegiate score and the fourth interception of his career.

  • It ties for the third-longest interception return in school history and the longest since David Johnson’s 95-yard TD return at Cincinnati in 1986.

  • It is the longest UK interception return in Commonwealth Stadium/Kroger Field history.

  • Senior safety Yusuf Corker had six tackles and tied his career best for pass breakups with two.

I'm a stat junkie, and this list of about 25 up-to-date stats had me extremely happy. Go Cats.

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