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Super Cool UK Football Facts – Stoops Era

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Here are some interesting and cool UK football facts.

October 15, 2019 – Bradley Charles – Bluegrass Sports Nation

For those of you who are big-time Kentucky football fans, you’ll love these cool facts about the program.

In the Mark Stoops Era, Kentucky is…

20-11 in games played in August/September.

23-15 when they score first.

23-6 when leading after the first quarter; 25-5 when leading at halftime; 31-3 when leading after the third quarter.

30-17 when scoring 20+ points; 21-7 when scoring 30+ points.

21-2 when allowing less than 20 points.

29-4 when having more total yards than their opponent.

32-7 when out-rushing their opponent.

26-7 when rushing for 200+ yards.

25-11 when having a 100-yard rusher.

9-4 when forcing three or more takeaways.

27-13 when having more time of possession than their opponent.

7-5 in games where their defense scored.

28-15 in games on an artificial surface.

15-4 in games where they wear blue uniforms with white pants.

Additional Stats

Kentucky rushed for 330 yards against Arkansas which is the most by the Cats in an SEC home game since 2010 against Vanderbilt when they rushed for 341 yards.

Since 1985, Kentucky is 34-0 in home games when rushing for at least 250 yards.

Against Arkansas, Kentucky converted 7 of 14 third downs which is their third straight home game at 50% or better; it is the first time the Cats have accomplished this since 2007.

Since 2016, Kentucky is 12-5 in games decided by seven points or less.

Mark Stoops has had 39 wins at Kentucky, which is tied with Rich Brooks for fifth on the school’s all-time list.

Mark Stoops has won 29 home games at Kentucky, tying him with Fran Curci and Blanton Collier for third place in school history, (second in Commonwealth Stadium/Kroger Field history).

Kentucky has allowed 34 points or less in 20 straight games, tied for the second-longest active streak in the nation; Kentucky’s longest such streak in over 35 years.

Kentucky is 9-5 in their last 14 SEC home games; their best since a 9-5 stretch from 1953-1957.

Kentucky has won six straight October home games for the first time in Kroger Field/Commonwealth Stadium history.

Kentucky has hosted a homecoming game every year since 1946, owning a 53-21 record in those contests.

These stats were provided by UK.

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