Junior wide receiver La'Rod King and freshman runningback Josh Clemons had career days Saturday in the Kentucky win over Central Michigan.
King hit the 100-yard receiving mark for the first time in his Kentucky career on a career tying high of five receptions. Kentucky's last 100-yard receiving game came against Tennessee on November 27, 2010 when Randall Cobb tallied 112 yards for the Wildcats.
Clemons rushed for 128 yards on 14 rushes for the Wildcats, an average of more than 9 yards per rush. The rushing average was bolstered by his 87-yard scamper for a third quarter Kentucky touchdown.
The freshman's run was one for the record books. The run was the longest rush from scrimmage since an 88-yard run against Georgia by Bernie Scruggs in 1970. It was the fourth longest in UK history, and the the third longest touchdown run on record for Kentucky. The rush was the longest ever for a Kentucky freshman.
This was the first 100-yard rushing game for Clemons. UK last had a player rush for 100 yards or more on November 13, 2010 against Vanderbilt when Randall Cobb ran for 170 yards and Derrick Locke tallied 145 yards.
Clemons became the first Wildcat freshman to have 100 rushing yards in a game since Arliss Beach accomplished the task in 2002.
The last time Kentucky had a 100-yard rusher and a 100-receiver in the same game was on November 6, 2010 when Donald Russell rushed for 110 yards and Randall Cobb totaled 101 yards receiving against Charleston Southern.
A pair of Cats had career games against CMU
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