Dynamic Duo Causes Problems For UK Defense

Auburn, Ala.--The Kentucky defense faced possibly its toughest test of the season in Saturday's 42-10 loss to Auburn. The Wildcats struggled to slow the running of Auburn backs Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown.

"(Williams) is the best running back we have faced, without a doubt," said strong safety Wesley Woodyard. "He's one of the guys that can break a tackle or juke you. I'm pretty sure both of those guys will be playing on Sundays next year. They're two great guys and you just have to come out and stop both of them. We didn't so they both scored."

Williams scored the game's first points on a one-yard run with 11:25 remaining in the first quarter, and scored on a nine-yard run less than four minutes later. Brown was not to be outdone as he scored on a 12-yarder and a 17-yarder.

"Williams is every bit of what I thought he was," said Kentucky defensive coordinator Mike Archer. "He's a little scarier in person. He's a good player, and he's probably the best back we've played against because he can you miss. There were a number of times where we had an eighth defender in the box and we never touched him. So I think it's more of what he did than what we couldn't do."

Carnell Williams is on move vs. the Wildcats on Saturday.

Williams carried 17 times for 149 yards on the afternoon. It marked the third time this season that he has gone over the century mark. Brown, who also has three 100-yard games this season, contributed 53 yards on 10 carries. It marked the fourth consecutive game that the duo has combined for more than 150 yards.

"The one long run he made off our right side, he popped out there for a pretty long gain when it was 21-10," Brooks said of Williams' season-long 36-yard run in the third quarter. "We had a guy right there for the tackle and pulled both feet right out of the tackle, and there he goes.

"They probably are as deceptive, explosive, quick and (able to) change direction as we have seen all year," he added. "Cadillac is more of the quickness and change of direction and Brown is more of a powerful runner. Certainly they made us look like poor tacklers."

Williams moved ahead of Joe Cribbs into third all-time in Auburn history with 3,432 rushing yards. He also moved into 11th in SEC history, passing Kentucky's Moe Williams, Cribbs and Alabama's Bobby Humphrey. With Williams' two touchdowns Saturday, he also moved into a tie for sixth with LSU's Charles Alexander in SEC history for TDs with 42.

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