The Wildcat was so wildly successful that Jojo Kemp has become a bit of a celebrity.
The sophomore running back carried Kentucky to the win by using that formation and scoring three touchdowns in the Cats' 45-38 win over South Carolina on Saturday. He said he's staying humble despite the attention.
He has learned he has a lot of fans on Twitter.
"I've just been retweeting everybody," Kemp said.
His retweeting of everything anyone sends to him on the social-media platform this week had offensive coordinator Neal Brown threatening to stop following the sophomore on Twitter.
"I've been giving him a hard time," Brown said. "If you tweet him, he will retweet it. I've figured that out this week."
Other coaches have been giving Kemp grief, too, mostly because he had to be carried off the field by assistant strength and conditioning coach Rafael Horton after one of his Wildcat spurts.
For his part, Kemp said he barely remembered what happened in the fourth quarter.
"I was just gassed, walking down, and I just felt somebody — I just felt like God picked me up and carried me to the sideline." Kemp said smiling.
The running back said he felt an obligation to his teammates to run until he collapsed.
"I saw my guys on the sideline, I didn't want to let my team down," Kemp said. "I didn't want to let the (Big Blue) Nation down. So I was just running with determination. ... I didn't want to let nobody down. That's why when I was running, I was running with just determination and just like I knew we were going to win the game."
Kemp, who finished with 17 carries for 131 yards and the three touchdowns, may even get a chance to throw out of the Wildcat formation before the season is finished.
"I've been practicing my throwing motion; I've been warming up with quarterbacks, so you never know what's gonna come at you," Kemp said.
His offensive coordinator said Kemp is more than capable of completing a pass, if called upon to do it.
"You know, Jojo doesn't throw too bad," Brown said. "Now if you let him tell it, he's Peyton Manning reincarnated, but he doesn't throw the ball that bad."
Quarterback Patrick Towles, who lines up wide like a receiver in the Wildcat formation, was asked if he would like a pass or two thrown his way.
"I wouldn't be against it," he said. "But we'll see."
Suspended players return
Two Kentucky freshmen that were suspended following an incident with an air gun that shut down South Campus for several hours two weeks ago will return to the field this week.
"The players will be reinstated, yes, and they'll be back in the fold this week," head coach Mark Stoops said on Monday of running back Stanley Williams and wide receiver Dorian Baker. "They will be back at practice and play in the game."
Brown said the players won't face any more penalties from him for the incident, which got them charged with disorderly conduct.
"To me, Coach Stoops handled it," he said. "As the offensive coordinator, when I'm told they're back, I put them back in there. We treat them just like the rest of them; they earn what they get."
It will be nice to have them return, Brown said, although he felt like UK's offense performed well Saturday in their absence.
"This was a good lesson for them to learn, but those are both good players," he said. "They were playing at a really high level. Stanley, he got the ball a bunch of different ways. I thought he was really coming on. He played really two solid, solid games before the incident. So I fully expect him to come back and pick up where he left off."
Having Williams, who has rushed 16 times for 99 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 75 yards and a score, back as an option will be a boost for the UK offense, its quarterback said.
"It helps for sure," Towles said. "He's a guy that widens defenses out of the flats. Obviously he's got some speed. So, we get him the ball in space and he can do some good things."
Baker will continue to rotate with fellow wide out Javess Blue, Brown said.
The other players, Drew Barker and Tymere Dubose, are likely redshirting this year.
'Going to be hungry'
When the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks come to Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday they will collect a flat fee of $1 million, the most UK has ever paid an opponent for a so-called guarantee game.
But don't just expect them to be happy to be at UK and walk away with a big check, Brown said.
He knows from his time at Troy as an offensive coordinator how teams from the smaller leagues relish a chance to beat any team from one of the power conferences.
"Especially the later in the season it goes, our guys always got up for these," Brown recalled. "And we had some opportunities to win some, and we won some. So I'll convey that to our offensive football team, because they're going to come in here and they're going to be hungry."