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Football: Kentucky 50 - Eastern Kentucky 10 --- Next Game: Kent State - September 8th - 6:00 pm - Commonwealth Stadium ---- Basketball: Welcome 2007 Signees: Patrick Patterson, Alex Legion, A.J. Stewart & Mike Williams

Posted by radiated on 2007/9/2 9:28:23 (468 reads)

Scores 51-yard TD on first-play pass

By Michael Grant
The Courier-Journal

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Dicky Lyons Jr. knows how to start a football season with excitement.

The University of Kentucky wide receiver hauled in a 51-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Andre' Woodson on the Wildcats' first play from scrimmage in a 50-10 rout of Eastern Kentucky.

Lyons wrapped up his evening with game highs of six catches and 113 yards.

Last year, he kickstarted his breakout season with a memorable 80-yard TD in the season-opening loss at the University of Louisville.

Posted by radiated on 2007/9/2 9:27:10 (478 reads)

By Chip Cosby

Sophomore linebacker Micah Johnson was impressive in his third collegiate start last night.

Johnson, starting for the injured Braxton Kelley, finished tied with Johnny Williams for the team lead in tackles with seven and also had a pass deflection that led to an Ashton Cobb interception in the fourth quarter.

"Micah is clearly light years ahead of where he was last year," Kentucky Coach Rich Brooks said. "He's more aggressive in the run game and playing a lot better."

Johnson said he felt much more comfortable on the field than he did as a true freshman last year.

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Posted by radiated on 2007/9/2 9:23:45 (541 reads)

UK rushes for 288 yards, eases to season-opening victory
By Chip Cosby

Kentucky offensive coordinator Joker Phillips knew he wanted to establish the run in the season opener against Eastern Kentucky last night, but Phillips decided on the team bus on the way to the game that he wanted to send a message first.

"I've been telling the offense that we have to go for the jugular and put teams on their heels, and I started thinking, 'If I'm telling them that, why don't I show them that?' " he said. "So in the pre-game warm-up I said, 'Let's go deep on the first play. You could see the excitement in the guys' eyes."

Phillips' play-call worked like a charm, as Andre Woodson pump-faked and hit a wide-open Dicky Lyons Jr. for a 51-yard score on UK's first offensive play from scrimmage.

But as much as that play juiced up the Cats and a Commonwealth Stadium crowd of 66,512 and took some life out of the Colonels, it was the newfound Kentucky running game that was the story of the night.

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Posted by WildcatRick on 2007/8/12 16:46:23 (1100 reads)

Hey all,

The Kentucky Quarterback Club is looking for new members. This is an exclusive club and the membership requirements are rigorous, to wit:


That's pretty much it.

First, a brief history. This is UKAA's sanctioned football fan booster group. This club has been in existence, under one name or another, continuously since the tenure of Blanton Collier in the late 50's. It is organized as a non-profit, charitable organization under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS code. The officers and directors are all unpaid volunteers.

We meet on Friday nights prior to each home football game. All meetings, except the Kent State and Florida Atlantic weekends, will be held at the Crowne Plaza Lexington (Campbell House). The Radisson will host the meetings on the weekends of the Kent State and Florida Atlantic games. Meetings begin at 6:00 pm. Dinner (sometimes catered, sometimes menu service) are available as well as a cash bar. Reservations are strongly recommended. Meeting notices are sent out the week prior to each meeting with instructions on how to make reservations.

A member of the coaching staff is the guest speaker following the meal. Typically, he will break down film from the previous game and preview the upcoming opponent. The film session is the most popular thing we do, as it's a great time to learn about the game from a coach's point of view. Coach will show you the key plays and explain why the plays did, or didn't, work. Occasionally we have a guest speaker. Mitch Barnhart, Sandy Bell and Derrick Ramsey, for example, have addressed our group in the past.

We often have door prizes to give away, and we have a Pick-the-Winner contest where you can test your handicapping skills.

We hope to have a fundraising raffle at the end of the year to help defray expenses.

Finally, it's a great chance to gather with old friends and make new friends, all with one thing in common - a love of UK football. And you're apt to run into Wildcat Rick and RV at any given meeting. What better way to spend a Friday evening?

Posted by WildcatLarry on 2007/8/12 14:42:07 (495 reads)

2007 Kentucky Wildcat Football

September 1 Eastern Kentucky 6:00 pm
September 8 Kent State 6:00 pm
September 15 Louisville (ESPNC) 7:30 pm
September 22 @ Arkansas TBA
September 29 Florida Atlantic 1:00 pm
October 4 @South Carolina (ESPN) 7:30 pm
October 13 LSU 7:00 pm
October 20 Forida 7:00 pm
October 27 Mississippi State 7:00 pm
November 10 @ Vanderbilt TBA
November 17 @ Georgia TBA
November 24 Tennessee 1:00 pm

December 2 SEC Championship Game - Atlanta - 6:00 pm

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