Wildcats Take Down Tigers on the Plains

Kentucky had just finished their toughest stretch of the season facing Florida, Alabama and South Carolina. Coming into tonight's game versus Auburn, Kentucky had their backs against the wall and they produced.

Kentucky had just finished their toughest stretch of the season facing Florida, Alabama and South Carolina. Coming into tonight's game versus Auburn, Kentucky had their backs against the wall and they produced.

Auburn lead the SEC in total yardage and points per game coming into the contest, but the Wildcat defense showed up in a big way holding the Auburn offense to only one touchdown and only 311 yards.

While struggling to find a rhythm at quarterback, the Wildcat offense still made it's way down field for 367 yards, 292 on the ground behind outstanding blocking by the offensive line and fullback John Conner.

Randall Cobb rushed the ball 12 times for 110 yards and a score. Derrick Locke carried the ball 19 times for 126 yards.

While there were only 75 passing yards for the Wildcats in the game, both quarterbacks (Morgan Newton and Will Fidler) rushed for touchdowns.

Coming into the game, Auburn had the SEC's top passer Chris Todd and the top runner in the league in Ben Tate. Tate had a strong game with 131 yards and a score on 31 carries. Todd, a Kentucky native, struggled all evening managing only 82 yards on 10 of 24 throwing the ball.

The Kentucky victory brings the Wildcats to 3-3 on the season with games against Louisiana Monroe and Eastern Kentucky on tap the next couple of weeks.

The victory over Auburn was the first win for the Wildcats at Auburn since 1961 and the first victory over the Tigers since 1966.


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