McCutcheon Named SEC O-Lineman of the Week

McCutchan Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week: Playing in only his second collegiate game, Kentucky center <b>Matt McCutchan</b> was named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in the Wildcats' 51-32 victory over Indiana on Saturday.

McCutchan, a junior from Lebanon, Ohio, posted a winning grade in coaches' film evaluation. He totaled eight cut blocks (takes opponent off his feet), three knockdown blocks (knocks opponent on ground), and one pancake block (knocks opponent on his back).

McCutchan's blocking helped Kentucky score 51 points, most ever for the Wildcats against the border-rival Hoosiers. Kentucky generated 560 yards total offense, its highest mark under Coach Rich Brooks. McCutchan blocked for a pair of 100-yard rushers, Shane Boyd (130 yards) and Tony Dixon (105), as Kentucky rushed for 355 yards as a team. McCutchan did not allow a sack in his protection of Boyd, who completed 21 of 30 passes for 205 yards and two TDs.

McCutchan came to UK as a transfer from the Naval Academy. He was a member of the Navy team in 2001-02, but did not see game action. He transferred to UK in 2003 but could not play in games last season because of the transfer rule.

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