Running the numbers on Kentucky's 26-point loss at Mississippi State:
Kentucky's defense allowed a season-high 586 total yards. The previous high was 479 by Louisiana-Lafayette in the opener.
It was the most yards given up by a UK defense since Georgia gained 602 yards on the Cats in Athens during Mark Stoops' first year as head coach.
Mississippi State had 30 first downs, the most against Kentucky since South Carolina earned 32 first downs last season.
MSU rushed for 204 yards, second most on UK this season behind Louisiana-Lafayette's 247.
Mississippi State's 382 passing yards was the most against UK since Louisville passed for 389 last season.
Kentucky was outgained by 163 yards, the biggest deficit of the season.
The Cats did gain 163 yards on the ground, third-highest of the year behind South Carolina (207) and Louisiana-Lafayette (178).
Patrick Towles completed 23 of 42 passes for 218 yards without a touchdown. He also threw two interceptions. Towles' passer rating was 88.84, his second-lowest of the year. Towles had a 60.77 passer rating against Florida.
Drew Barker saw his first college action and completed seven of nine passes for 42 yards. He was intercepted once.
MSU quarterback Dak Prescott completed 25 of 35 passes for 348 yards and three scores. His passer rating was 177.52
Boom Williams just missed another 100-yard rushing game. Williams had 95 yards on 18 carries. He actually gained 114 yards, but he also lost 19 yards.
Chris Westry intercepted a pass for Kentucky, the team's first pick in its last four games.
It was the first interception of the season thrown by Prescott.
Photo of Kentucky receiver Dorian Baker by Pablo Alcalá | Herald-Leader staff