College Football Junkie

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University of Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky University

Posted by Strickland on December 5, 2007

UK Commenwealth Stadium Recently, my wife and I went to the first Kentucky game of the 2007 season. Since we live about an hour away from Lexington, KY, we went to the first game of the year against Eastern Kentucky University. UK beat Eastern Kentucky University 50-10.  Andre’ Woodson, this year’s Heisman Award pre-season hype nominee, was 20-29 in completions for 250 yards in passing with 0 interceptions.  The school also advertised him about his leadership on the field with a banner on the side of the stadium (see picture below). It was a fun time as we were with friends. I just wished it was a better game.  You knew it was going to be an ugly day for EKU when on the first play of scrimmage for UK, Woodson play actions and chunks a 51 yard pass to Dicky Lyons for a touchdown that only took 9 seconds off the clock.  UK had 280 yards passing verses 72 yards for EKU.  UK had 288 rushing verses 130 yards for EKU.  UK had a total of 568 in total yards verses EKU’s 202 total yards.  Nothing more to really write about…an SEC team but a in-state team in Division 1-AA.  Don’t get me wrong, EKU is a good team.  They are in the Ohio Valley Conference and have won 2 Division 1-AA Championships (1979 victory over Lehigh; 1982 victory over Delaware), been the runner-up in the Division 1-AA Championship game (1980 lost against Boise State; 1981 lost against Idaho State), made the Division 1-AA playoffs from 1979-1984, 1986-1995, 1997, and 2007.  But, we didn’t see an upset of a Division 1-AA team beating a Division 1-A team like the fans at the Michigan verses Appalachian State game witnessed.

UK Heisman hopeful UK empty stadium uk-stadium-empty-6.jpg uk-stadium-distant.jpg uk-game-3.jpg University of Kentucky stadium 100_2984.jpg 100_2983.jpg 100_2986.jpg 100_2990.jpg 


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