UK Football

Ashton Cobb travels, doesn't play

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Kentucky junior strong safety Ashton Cobb made the trip to Tuscaloosa for Saturday's game. He did not play, but Coach Rich Brooks said Cobb will resume practicing this week and will be available Saturday against South Carolina.

Brooks said he couldn't elaborate further because of student privacy rules.

"He's on the team," Brooks said. "As the process moves forward, we'll see what happens. At this point, he's able to go to class and play football."

Cobb was reinstated to school last week after meeting in front of a university appeals board on Thursday. Cobb was suspended from school after being charged with stalking and terroristic threatening last weekend. Cobb entered a plea of not guilty on Wednesday, and did not participate in practice last week.

Redshirt freshman Matt Lentz beat out Cobb at strong safety and started during UK's 41-3 win over Western Kentucky last Saturday but was nursing an ankle injury against Alabama. Junior Calvin Harrison started and finished with seven tackles.

Injury update

UK received minimal contributions from the three players who came into the game still recovering from high ankle sprains.

Defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin played a few snaps without any setbacks, but middle linebacker Micah Johnson did not see action and quarterback/receiver Randall Cobb got in for one play at wideout when another player failed to get on the field.

Junior receiver DeMoreo Ford injured a shoulder on his 48-yard touchdown reception that brought the Cats to within 17-14. Brooks said the extent of the injury is not yet known.

Jones vs. Lindley

Junior cornerback Trevard Lindley spent much of the afternoon matched up against Alabama hot-shot freshman receiver Julio Jones, who caught three passes for 52 yards.

"He's big and physical for a freshman," Lindley said. "He's going to be a good player."

Lindley broke up three passes against Alabama to increase his total to 29 career breakups, breaking Antoine Huffman's school record of 27. The three pass breakups tied Lindley's career high for a single game.

Another interceptionfor McClinton

Senior free safety Marcus McClinton grabbed his third interception of the season and ninth of his career when he picked off Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson in the third quarter.

Locke catching on

Sophomore running back Derrick Locke had a team-high eight catches for 81 yards, both career highs.

Masthay strong again

Kicker Tim Masthay had another touchback to raise his Southeastern Conference-leading total to 16. He also averaged 43.5 yards on eight punts with a long of 57.

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