Kentucky coach Mark Stoops

Kentucky fans now have more to look forward to than just their annual run at a basketball championship. Their football program broke thru last season with its first ten win season in 40 years. And they won five SEC games, their most in the six years under Mark Stoops. They culminated the season with a win over Penn State in the Citrus Bowl. The Wildcats return quarterback Terry Wilson but must find a way to compensate for the loss of outstanding running back Benny Snell to remain competitive in the SEC East. Last season the Wildcats defeated USC for a fifth straight time 24-10. The teams will play in Columbia this season on September 28th.

Mark Stoops at SEC Media Days

Kentucky at a glance (compiled by Menachem Muller)

                                                   Overall           Conference

Kentucky Wildcats                    10-3                    5-3               Won Citrus Bowl against Penn State

Mark Stoops 7th season          36-39                 17-31

 Offense 2018 SEC Rank NCAA Rank
Points Per game 26.6 12 85
Rushing Yards per game 202 6 35
Passing yards per game 161.5 14 117
Total yards per game 363.5 12 103
Points allowed per game 16.8 2 6
Rushing yards allowed per game 146.8 8 46
Passing yards allowed per game 186.3 4 18
Total yards allowed per game 333.2 4 21

The Wildcats return 9 starters; 4 on offense, 4 on defense, and the Punter.

    Statistical Leaders Returning

Terry Wilson 1889 11 8 67.2
RB Games Yards TD AVG
Terry Wilson 13 541 4 4.0
WR Games Yards TD REC
Lynn Bowden Jr. 13 770 5 67
Defense Tackles TFL INT Sacks
Calvin Taylor 26 6.0 0 1.0
Jamar Watson 24 5.0 0 5.0
Kash Daniel 84 7.5 0 1.0

Returning Starters Offense   

QB Terry Wilson

WR Lynn Bowden Jr.

LG Logan Stenberg

C Drake Jackson

Returning Starters Defense

DE Calvin Taylor

DT Quinton Bohanna

LB Jamar Watson

LB Kash Daniel

Special Teams

P Max Duffy

Key Losses

RB Benjamin Snell Jr.

TE C.J. Conrad

LT E.J. Price

RG Bunchy Stallings

RT George Asafo-Adjei

LB Jordan Jones

LB Josh Allen

CB Derrick Baity

S Mike Edwards

S Darius West

K Miles Butler