POSTGAME: Kentucky 21, Auburn 14
STATISTICS AND STUFF
- Auburn gained only 315 yards, which I believe is the lowest tally in Gus Malzahn's career as a college coordinator. I'll have to research that more carefully tomorrow.
- Kentucky's Randall Cobb and Derrick Locke registered the first 100-yard games of their careers Saturday night.
- Chris Todd was 10-of-24 for 80 yards. No touchdowns. One pick.
- Auburn had 10 penalties for 76 yards. Kentucky had zero for zero yards.
- Kentucky converted both of its fourth-down situations.
- Kentucky was 3-for-14 on third down. Auburn was 6 of 18.
- Gus Malzahn on the current situation: ``We’re a work in progress. This is our first year here. We're going through some growing pains. We've got to suck it up and eliminate those penalties and eliminate those mistakes."
- Ben Tate: ``We just came out and didn't play hard," Tate said. `We had too many mental mistakes. When a team does that, it's hard to defeat any other SEC team. We need to work on our fundamentals. It's all about getting better."
- Tate on what he told Chris Todd: ``I just told him to keep his head up and keep fighting. He’s a senior. We’ve been through this before. He’s just got to stay confident. He’s got to come out with confidence no matter what."
- Chris Todd, who said his shoulder is "fine," on the situation: ``We’re a good football team. We’ve done some good things this season. To start off we did some things really well. We’ve got a lot of guys that have made plays. That’s the biggest thing. Don’t hang your head and learn from your mistakes. A lot of times when you have a loss like this you tend to look a little deeper to find what’s going on."