■ This was a Hal Mumme-like Kentucky performance by the special teams. There is no way UK can compete at Baton Rouge with that.
■ It's clear the UK program still has a lot of work to do before there is serious talk of being a divisional contender.
■ Top-ranked Mississippi State and Heisman Trophy candidate Dak Prescott come to Commonwealth Stadium Saturday. UK could quickly erase the Death Valley hammering.
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NUMBERS DON'T LIE
Time left in the first quarter when UK got its initial first down — by penalty. LSU led 17-0.
Number of offensive yards LSU needed to score its first 17 points.
LSU yards on kick and punt returns in the first half. UK had 33.
Number of yards from scrimmage LSU outgained UK by in the first half.
UK’s best field position was its own 36 in the first six drives. Other drives started at the 25, 18, 18, 9 and 6.
UK yards in the third quarter (12 rushing).
Offensive yards for UK. The Cats came into the game averaging 448.
Kentucky’s rushing yards against a defense that had struggled stopping the run.