Week 4: Florida at Kentucky

Kentucky takes on Florida Saturday evening at 6 pm eastern on ESPN2. KSR shares an SEC preview of the matchup.

FLORIDA at KENTUCKY
6 p.m. ET
Lexington, Ky.
Commonwealth Stadium
(67,942)
LIVE TV: ESPN2
[Mark Jones, play-by-play;
Bob Davie, color analyst]

THE COACHES
Urban Meyer is in his fifth season at Florida with a record of 47-9 (.839) and in his ninth season overall with a record of 86-17 (.835). The Gators' offensive coordinator is Steve Addazio and the defensive coordinator is Charlie Strong.
Rich Brooks is in his seventh season at Kentucky with a record of 34-41 (.453) and 19th overall with a record of 125-150-4 (.455). The Wildcats' offensive coordinator is Randy Sanders and Steve Brown serves as the defensive coordinator.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN FLORIDA HAS THE BALL
Tim Tebow has rushed for rushed for three touchdowns this season, bringing him to 46 for his career. Tebow's career rating of 173.6 currently ranks No. 1 in SEC history (min. 300 completions). Tebow's 38 rushing touchdowns since 2007 are more than or equal to 40 FBS teams. Jeff Demps leads the Gators with four rushing touchdowns, while Chris Rainey tops the team with 225 rushing yards. Riley Cooper leads the Gators with 13 receptions for 212 yards. Deonte Thompson had two receptions, both for touch- downs, against Troy.
With one interception and four pass breakups, CB Trevard Lindley ranks second in the nation in passes defended. Lindley had an interception, three pass breakups and three tackles against the RedHawks in the opener. He returned the interception 25 yards for a touchdown, marking the third consecutive season he has tallied a defensive TD, joining his fumble return at Arkansas in 2007 and interception return vs. South Carolina in 2008. Corey Peters has 104 tackles in his career, including 17 tackles for loss and 7.5 quar terback sacks. The Wildcats linebackers are led by senior Micah Johnson. Johnson posted a team-high 12 tackles.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN KENTUCKY HAS THE BALL
Ryan Stamper has led the team in tackles for the past two weeks. After posting five against Troy, Stamper racked up a career-high 12 tackles (three for loss) vs. Tennessee to go along with a sack and forced fumble. Carlos Dunlap notched his first sack of the season and two tackles vs. Troy. UF grabbed two picks against Tennessee, Joe Haden getting one on the opening drive of the second half and Ahmad Black another to halt UT's final offensive possession of the game. Black racked up a career-high 11 tackles vs. Tennessee.
WR Randall Cobb leads the SEC and ranks tied for 23rd in the nation in receptions per game. The sophomore averages 6.5 catches per game. The Wildcats lead the nation in the sacks against category and UK is the only school in the SEC and one of just two schools in the nation that has not given up a sack this season. Kentucky has a 8-3 record with junior Mike Har tline as the star ting quar terback. Hartline has completed 70.4 percent o his passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Caleb Sturgis, who had never attempted a field goal in his college career, was per- fect on three attempts against Tennessee on Sept. 19. He hit from 37, 29 and 35 yards, in addition to making both extra points for a game-high 11 points scored. With four career punt return touchdowns, Brandon James recorded his first kickoff return for a touchdown in the season opener against Charleston Southern.
The Wildcats lead the SEC and rank second nationally in kickoff return average with 42.3 yards per return. RB Derrick Locke was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his record-breaking performance vs. Louisville. He leads the SEC in kickoff returns and all-purpose yards. He averages 185.5 all-purpose yards and 47.8 yards per kickoff return. Against Louisville he returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.

SERIES/GAME NOTES
Record: UF, 42-17 • Last: UF, 63-5 (2008 at Gainesville) Kentucky and Florida meet for the 60th time in school history ... Florida leads the all- time series 42-17 and has won 22 consecutive over the Cats ... Florida holds a 16-10 series lead in games played in Lexington ... UK's last victory over Florida was in 1986, a 10-3 decision in Lexington ... Kentucky is 3- 26 against Florida when the Gators are ranked.


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