LEX 18 Sports at 11 – September 3, 2017

HOW MARK STOOPS IS CHOOSING TO LOOK AT IT AND WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT, AS THE HEAD COACH OF THE WILDCATS, THE WAY HE SEES U-K WIN OVER SOUTHERN MISS IS THE VIEWPOINT THAT MATTERS MOST THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT HE THINKS KENTUCKY PLAYED A GREAT GAME — FAR FROM IT, THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF THINGS THAT NEED WORKED ON BEFORE U-K HOSTS E-K-U NEXT SATURDAY BUT THE WILDCATS WON A GAME IN WHICH THEIR OFFENSIVE LINE WAS SHAKY, STEPHEN JOHNSON WAS AVERAGE AND THE ALL- IMPORTANT RUSH GAME WAS NON-EXISTENT A YEAR AGO, STOOPS ISN'T SURE THAT KENTUCKY WOULD'VE WON A GAME LIKE THAT, AND WHAT'S BEAUTIFUL TO SEE IS THAT THIS YEAR, THEY DID

MARK STOOPS: WE GOT TO DO WHATEVER WE HAVE TO DO TO WIN FOOTBALL GAMES HEY, LAST YEAR WE THREW THE BALL FOR 400 YARDS OR WHATEVER IN THE FIRST HALF AND WE LOST SO, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? ISN'T THAT WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT WE WANT TO BE REALLY GOOD IN ALL AREAS, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS WINNING GAMES THAT'S WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT A TEAM LIKE THIS, BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE WE REALLY HAVE GROWN

IT WAS TOUGH, BUT HOW MANY TIMES – IT'S BEEN THE OTHER WAY AROUND WE'LL JUST KEEP ON WORKING AT IT AND SEE WHERE WE GO KENTUCKY'S NEXT OPPONENT, E-K-U, LOST THEIR SEASON OPENER TO WESTERN SATURDAY NIGHT IN BOWLING GREEN ALTHOUGH THE COLONELS LOST THE GAME 31-17, THEY DID ENOUGH TO IMPRESS WESTERN COACH, MIKE SANFORD, WHO THINKS THEY'RE GOING TO POSE SOME PROBLEMS FOR OPPOSING TEAMS THIS SEASON MARK SANFORD: IN A PROGRAM, WITH A GUY WHO'S BEEN AROUND HIGH- LEVEL COACHING, MARK ELDER

THE BIGGEST IMPROVEMENT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE IS FROM YEAR 1 TO YEAR 2 IN A PROGRAM LIKE THAT YOU'LL SEE AN EVEN BETTER EKU PROGRAM, AND THEY'RE A DIFFERENT TEAM WITH NO 7 TIM BOYLE AT QUARTERBACK HE'S AN ACCURATE PASSER, HE'S BIG, HE'S SHARP I HAD A CHANCE TO TALK WITH HIM AFTER THE GAME, VERY IMPRESSED WITH HIS DEMEANOR

THEY'RE GOING TO WIN SOME GAMES IN THE OVC, WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THAT GROUP" EVENTHOUGH EASTERN LOST TO WESTERN IN THE RENEWAL OF THEIR RIVALRY, MARK ELDER DOESN'T BELIEVE THAT THE SCORE WAS INDICATIVE OF HOW TALENTED HIS TEAM IS ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST SPOTS FOR E-K-U SATURDAY, THE PLAY OF QUARTERBACK, TIM BOYLE WHO WAS 29 OF 46 FOR 320 YARDS AND TWO TOUCHDOWNS — WHO, LIKE HIS COACH, IS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE SEASON TIM BOYLE: YEH WE CAME UP SHORT, BUT I THINK OUR TEAM FOUGHT EXTREMELY HARD YOU KNOW IT SUCKS IN THE LOCKER ROOM RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THE LOSS BUT THERE'S THIS SENSE OF PRIDE AND OPTIMISM TOWARDS THE SEASON BECAUSE WE KNOW HOW GOOD WE ARE AGAINST A GREAT WESTERN TEAM

THEY'RE A REALLY GOOD TEAM, PROFICIENT OFFENSE, STOUT DEFENSE IT'S UNFORTUNATE WE GOT THE LOSS BUT WE'RE VERY OPTIMISTIC IN THE FUTURE NUMBER 16 LOUISVILLE WAS ON UPSET ALERT MOST OF SATURDAY NIGHT AGAINST PURDUE THE CARDINALS HAD TO RELY HEAVILY ON REIGNING HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER, LAMAR JACKSON — WHO FINISHED WITH 485 TOTAL YARDS, TWO TOUCHDOWN PASSES AND TWO LATE SCORING DRIVES THAT ALLOWED U OF L TO ESCAPE THE BOILERMAKERS 35-28 AND BOBBY PETRINO WAS JUST HAPPY TO GET OUT OF INDIANAPOLIS WITH THE WIN

BOBBY PETRINO: WELL WE'LL TAKE IT YOU KNOW, IT'S A HARD FOUGHT GAME CERTAINLY I FELT THAT WE GAVE THEM OPPORTUNITIES, WE KEPT THEM IN THE GAME SOME WHEN WE DIDN'T SCORE EARLY REALLY DISAPPOINTED IN OUR PENALTIES AND TURNING THE BALL OVER THAT'S WHAT WE WORKED ALL FALL ON, WE'VE BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD ON AND THAT DIDN'T COME OUT AND SHOW

FORMER MADISON SOUTHERN STAR, DAMIEN HARRIS HAD HIMSELF A DAY SATURDAY AGAINST FLORIDA STATE NOLES PUNTING FROM THEIR OWN 25 HERE COMES THE CRIMSON TIDE IT'S THE FORMER MADISON SOUTHERN STANDOUT, DAMIEN HARRIS, GETTING IN THEIR FOR THE BLOCK ALABAMA RECOVERS INSIDE THE 10 YARD LINE

IT WOULD LEAD TO A FIELD GOAL HARRIS GETTING IT DONE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL IN THE THIRD QUARTER, ALABAMA SETS UP ON FIRST AND TEN FROM FLORIDA STATES' 11 HARRIS TAKES THE HANDOFF AND GOES INTO THE ENDZONE FOR THE SCORE HARRIS HAD 9 CARRIES FOR 79 YARDS AND THE TOUCHDOWN IN THE ALABAMA WIN MOREHEAD STATE'S LAWSON PAGE WAS NAMED THE PIONEER LEAGUE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, AFTER HE COMPLETED 21-OF-23 PASSES FOR 284 YARDS AND FOUR TOUCHDOWNS IN THE EAGLES' SEASON- OPENING 56-14 WIN OVER KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN THURSDAY PAGE ALSO RUSHED SEVEN TIMES FOR 49 YARDS, ACCOUNTING FOR 333 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE DORIAN IN FULL ARRAY AT V THE NUMBER 13 KENTUCKY WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL TEAM HAS BEEN ON THE ROAD AT THE BLUEJAY INVITATIONAL AT CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY THIS WEEKEND

KENTUCKY GOT TWO HUGE WINS SATURDAY AFTER A FIVE SET THRILLER AGAINST U- N-I SATURDAY MORNING, U-K BEAT NUMBER 18 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN A TOP 20 SHOWDOWN, 3 SETS TO 1 TO WRAP UP THE TOURNAMENT LEAH EDMOND HAD 20 KILLS IN THE MATCH, EARNING HER A SPOT ON THE BLUEJAY INVITATIONAL ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM THE SCHEDULE DOESN'T GET ANY EASIER THOUGH, U-K FACES NUMBER 8 KANSAS ON MONDAY AND THE KENTUCKY WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM FELL ON THE ROAD TO NUMBER 8 FLORIDA STATE SUNDAY, 4-0

NICK BANKS BROKE A TIE WITH A TWO-RUN HOMER IN THE FOURTH INNING, AND THE HAGERSTOWN SUNS WENT ON TO BEAT THE LEGENDS A 4-3 AND IN THE MAJORS, THE REDS FALL TO THE PIRATES, 3-2 WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

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