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2007 Kentucky Wildcats football team

The 2007 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the college football season of 2007–2008. The team's head football coach was Rich Brooks, in his 5th year as Kentucky's head coach. The Wildcats played their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. The team is remembered by many college football fans for its prolific offense, led by seniors Rafael Little, Keenan Burton, Stevie Johnson, and André Woodson.

2007 Kentucky Wildcats football
Kentucky Wildcats 2005 logo.svg
Music City Bowl champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2007 record8–5 (3–5 SEC)
Head coachRich Brooks (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorJoker Phillips (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorSteve Brown (1st season)
Home stadiumCommonwealth Stadium
(Capacity: 67,606)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 12 Tennessee xy   6 2         10 4  
No. 2 Georgia x%   6 2         11 2  
No. 13 Florida   5 3         9 4  
South Carolina   3 5         6 6  
Kentucky   3 5         8 5  
Vanderbilt   2 6         5 7  
Western Division
No. 1 LSU x$#   6 2         12 2  
No. 15 Auburn   5 3         9 4  
Arkansas   4 4         8 5  
Mississippi State   4 4         8 5  
Alabama   4 4         7 6  
Ole Miss   0 8         3 9  
Championship: LSU 21, Tennessee 14
    1. – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had 5 victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010. As such, the official record for Alabama is 2–6 (1–4).
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 PMEastern Kentucky*BBSNW 50–1066,512[1]
September 86:00 PMKent State*
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
BBSNW 56–2067,380[1]
September 156:00 PMNo. 9 Louisville*
ESPNCW 40–3468,857[1]
September 227:00 PMat ArkansasNo. 21ESPN2W 42–2974,015[1]
September 291:00 PMFlorida Atlantic*No. 14
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
BBSNW 45–1761,927[1]
October 48:00 PMat No. 11 South CarolinaNo. 8ESPNL 23–3876,220[1]
October 133:30 PMNo. 1 LSUNo. 17
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
CBSW 43–37 3OT70,902[1]
October 203:30 PMNo. 14 FloridaNo. 8
CBSL 37–4571,024[1]
October 2712:00 PMMississippi State No. 14
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY (rivalry)
LFSL 14–3164,173[1]
November 103:00 PMat VanderbiltNo. 24BBSNW 27–2039,773[1]
November 1712:00 PMat No. 8 GeorgiaNo. 22LFSL 13–2492,746[1]
November 243:30 PMNo. 19 Tennessee
CBSL 50–52 4OT64,813[1]
December 314:00 PMvs. Florida State*
ESPNW 35–2862,661[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[2]

Game summariesEdit

Eastern KentuckyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eastern Kentucky 0 3 7 0 10
Kentucky 17 13 20 0 50

André Woodson threw for a 51-yard touchdown on Kentucky's first snap of the season, as the Wildcats rout Eastern Kentucky, 50–10.[3] Kentucky scored five touchdowns on their first eight drives, and punted only once, in the fourth quarter. Rafael Little had 135 yards on the ground for Kentucky.[3]

Kent StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Kent State 7 7 6 0 20
Kentucky 14 0 21 21 56

Kentucky had 266 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, but Kentucky's porous run defense was gashed for 324 yards on the ground by the Golden Flashes.[4] Woodson looked out of sync until he hit Keenan Burton for a fifty-one yard score in the third quarter. Tony Dixon, André Woodson, Alfonso Smith, and Derrick Locke all had one rushing touchdown for Kentucky, where John Conner had two.[4]

Kent State struck first on a fake field goal, ran six yards for a touchdown by holder Leneric Muldrow. Conner ran in from five yards out, and Woodson fired back with a 33-yard touchdown pass to give the Wildcats a 14-7 lead.[4] The Golden Flashes Eugene Jarvis scored on a ten-yard run up the middle, but John Conner and Tony Dixon ran in, and André Woodson hit Keenan Burton to the right for 51 yards and a touchdown. Kent State, down 14–35 answered with a Julian Edelman pass to Eugene Jarvis for a 22-yard touchdown, but Woodson, Alfonso Smith, and Derrick Locke ran in for touchdowns of 1, 12, and 67 yards respectively.[4]

LouisvilleEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Louisville 7 14 7 6 34
Kentucky 13 6 7 14 40

With 28 seconds left, André Woodson threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Stevie Johnson to knock off #9 Louisville, the first time the Wildcats had beaten a top ten team in thirty years.[5] Woodson finished 30 of 44 for 275 yds and four touchdowns.[5] Woodson also did not throw an interception, and he ended the game with 257 passes without an interception. This became a new SEC record, breaking David Greene's record and falling fourteen attempts short of Trent Dilfer's all-time mark.[5]

Placekicker Lones Seiber started the scoring for the Wildcats with a 36-yard field goal, and Woodson followed later with a five-yard touchdown strike, with another Seiber kick, to make the lead 13–0 in favor of Kentucky.[5] Louisville Senior Quarterback Brian Brohm found Anthony Allen for an eight-yard touchdown. Rafael Little ran up the middle for a ten-yard score in the second quarter, but Seiber missed the PAT, resulting in a 19–7 Kentucky lead. Brian Brohm passed to Harry Douglas for a TD, and Louisville added a ten-yard touchdown run from Anthony Allen to pull in front 21–19.[5]

Opening the second-half scoring, Woodson threw a seven-yard touchdown pass but on the ensuing kickoff lightning struck for the Cardinals in the form of Trent Guy's 100 yard kickoff return. Once again, Kentucky answered with a Woodson pass to Jacob Tamme.[5] Brohm then began an 84-yard drive that ended in Anthony Allen's 2-yard touchdown run and a Cardinal lead. Brohm would've been sacked for a loss on the drive, but a fifteen-yard personal foul penalty on cornerback Trevard Lindley gave the Cardinals room to operate as well as a fresh set of downs.[5] Despite Brohm's heroics, they were topped by Woodson's 57 yard touchdown hookup to wideout Steve Johnson to beat the Cardinals for the first time in Kentucky's last five tries.[5] This was the first time Woodson had gotten a win against Brohm, Woodson's rival dating back to their high schools, separated by only 45 miles.[6]

ArkansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Kentucky 7 7 7 21 42
Arkansas 10 10 0 9 29

Florida AtlanticEdit

Andre Woodson threw his first interception in his previous 325 attempts, snapping his NCAA record for consecutive passes thrown without an INT.

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida Atlantic 3 7 0 7 17
#15 Kentucky 7 21 7 10 45

South CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Kentucky 3 7 3 10 23
#6 South Carolina 10 7 7 14 38

LSUEdit

1 2 3 4OT2OT3OT Total
#1 LSU 0 17 10 0730 37
#15 Kentucky 7 7 7 6736 43

FloridaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Florida 14 7 10 14 45
#8 Kentucky 7 3 14 13 37

Mississippi StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mississippi State 7 7 10 7 31
#14 Kentucky 7 0 7 0 14

VanderbiltEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Kentucky 3 10 7 7 27
Vanderbilt 0 13 0 7 20

GeorgiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#22 Kentucky 10 0 3 0 13
#8 Georgia 0 7 14 3 24

TennesseeEdit

1 2 3 4OT2OT3OT4OT Total
#19 Tennessee 14 10 7 07068 52
Kentucky 0 7 14 107066 50

Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Kentucky 7 7 14 7 35
Florida State 7 7 0 14 28

StatisticsEdit

Quarterback Andre Woodson set a new NCAA record with 325 consecutive pass attempts without an interception. His 40 touchdown passes set a new SEC record, and his 81 career touchdown passes set a new school record.

TeamEdit

Team Opp
Scoring 475 385
  Points per Game 36.5 29.6
First Downs 335 288
  Rushing 130 140
  Passing 182 129
  Penalty 23 19
Total Offense 5764 5163
  Avg per Play 5.7 5.3
  Avg per Game 443.4 397.2
Fumbles-Lost 30-16 24-10
Penalties-Yards 83-717 84-737
  Avg per Game 55.1 56.6
Team Opp
Punts-Yards 51-1992 65-2558
  Avg per Punt 39.1 39.3
Time of Possession/Game 28:31 31:29
3rd Down Conversions 94/195 88/194
4th Down Conversions 12/22 7/17
Touchdowns Scored 62 45
Field Goals-Attempts-Long    
PAT-Attempts    
Attendance    
  Games/Avg per Game    

Weekly rankingsEdit

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP NR NR NR 21 14 8 17 8 14 NR 25 22 NR NR NR NR
Coaches NR NR NR 23 15 8 23 13 15 23 22 20 NR NR NR NR
Harris Not released 14 7 18 11 15 24 23 20 21 NR NR NR
BCS Not released 7 14 NR 25 NR NR NR NR NR

Depth chartEdit

Starters
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
QB 3 Andre' Woodson 6'5" 230 lb. Sr. Radcliff, Kentucky 13
HB 22 Rafael Little 5'10" 210 lb. Sr. Anderson, South Carolina 10
FB 38 John Conner 5'11" 228 So. West Chester, Ohio 13
WR 19 Keenan Burton 6'2" 195 lb. Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 12
WR 13 Stevie Johnson 6'3" 198 lb. Sr. San Francisco, California 10
TE 18 Jacob Tamme 6'4" 215 lb. Sr. Danville, Kentucky 13
LT 79 Garry Williams 6'0" 300 lb. Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 13
LG 72 Zipp Duncan 6'5" 295 lb. So. Magnolia, Kentucky 12
C 59 Eric Scott 6'5" 291 lb. Sr. Woodstock, Georgia 13
RG 78 Christian Johnson 6'4" 325 lb. Jr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 13
RT 76 Justin Jeffries 6'6" 300 lb. So. Louisville, Kentucky 13
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
LE 99 Jeremy Jarmon 6'3" 277 lb. So. Collierville, Tennessee 13
LT 98 Myron Pryor 6'1" 310 lb. So. Louisville, Kentucky 12
RT 91 Corey Peters 6'3" 290 lb. So. Louisville, Kentucky 13
RE 95 Ventrell Jenkins 6'2" 285 lb. Jr. Columbia, South Carolina 11
SLB 16 Wesley Woodyard 6'1" 225 lb. Sr. LaGrange, Georgia 13
MLB 56 Braxton Kelley 6'0" 230 lb. Jr. LaGrange, Georgia 12
WLB 51 Johnny Williams 6'3" 244 lb. Jr. Jacksonville, Florida 12
RCB 32 Trevard Lindley 6'0" 175 lb. So. Hiram, Georgia 13
LCB 34 Paul Warford 5'10" 200 lb. So. Richmond, Kentucky 10
FS 35 Roger Williams 6'0" 204 lb. Sr. Rockmart, Georgia 13
SS 2 Marcus McClinton 6'1" 210 lb. Jr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 11
  • bold - Denotes returning starter
  • ↑ - Denotes number of games started by the player at the listed position during the 2008 season.

RosterEdit

2007 Kentucky Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 Will Fidler   Fr
QB 3 Andre' Woodson   Sr
QB 5 Mike Hartline   Fr
WR 7 David Jones Sr
WR 8 DeMoreo Ford   So
RB 9 Brandon Jackson Fr
QB 10 Matt Lentz Fr
WR 12 Dicky Lyons, Jr.   Jr
WR 13 Steve Johnson, Jr. Sr
WR 14 Anthony Mosley Fr
QB 15 Curtis Pulley Jr
TE 18 Jacob Tamme Sr
WR 19 Keenan Burton Sr
RB 22 Rafael Little Sr
WR 26 Terrence Jones So
RB 28 Tony Dixon Sr
RB 29 Alfonso Smith Jr
RB 30 Moncell Allen Fr
RB 33 Antoine Brown Jr
RB 37 Trey Bowland So
FB 38 John Conner Jr
FB 40 Maurice Grinter Jr
RB 41 Derrick Locke So
FB 43 Stephen Ball So
FB 47 Matt Ramsey So
WR 48 Jayce Long So
OL 52 Billy Joe Murphy Fr
OL 58 Phillip Hibbard Fr
OL 60 Dustin Luck Jr
C 61 Jorge Gonzalez Jr
OL 63 Jake Lanefski Fr
OT 64 Josh Winchell Fr
OL 68 Michael Williams Jr
OL 70 Stuart Hines Fr
OT 72 Zipp Duncan Jr
OG 73 Jess Beets Fr
OT 74 Joe Fischer Sr
OL 75 Brad Durham Fr
OT 76 Justin Jeffries Jr
OL 77 Marcus Davis So
OL 78 Christian Johnson Sr
OT 79 Garry Williams Sr
TE 80 T. C. Drake Jr
WR 81 Kyrus Lanxter Fr
TE 82 Tyler Sexton Jr
WR 83 Courtney Gholston So
WR 83 Anthony Stewart Sr
WR 84 Chris Wraley Jr
WR 85 Anthony Cecil Jr
TE 86 Ross Bogue Jr
WR 87 Andre Henderson So
TE 88 Chris Goode So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 2 Marcus McClinton Sr
LB 4 Micah Johnson Jr
DB 6 Taiedo Smith Fr
DB 11 Greg Wilson Fr
DB 15 Chris Drayton Fr
LB 16 Wesley Woodyard Sr
DB 21 Michael Schwindel Jr
DB 23 Shomari Moore Sr
DB 24 Randall Burden Fr
DB 25 Ahmad Grigsby, Jr. So
DB 26 Martin McPherson, Sr
DB 27 Ashton Cobb Jr
DB 31 Jordan Nevels Jr
DB 32 Trevard Lindley So
DB 33 Calvin Harrison Jr
DB 34 Paul Warford Jr
CB 36 Robbie McAtee Sr
DE 39 Courtney Coffey So
DB 40 Daryl Faulkner So
LB 41 Ben Bates Jr
LB 42 Chris Cessna Fr
LB 43 Mikhail Mabry Jr
DE 45 Antwane Glenn Fr
LB 46 Ronnie Sneed Fr
LB 47 A. J. Nance Jr
DB 49 Antonio Thomas Fr
LB 50 Sam Maxwell Jr
LB 51 Johnny Williams Sr
DT 53 Ricky Lumpkin So
LB 54 Brandon Thurmond So
LB 56 Braxton Kelley Sr
LB 57 Jacob Dufrene Fr
DL 60 Shane McCord Fr
DE 62 Greg Meisner Fr
DE 67 Charles Mustafaa Fr
DL 67 Joe Scott So
DE 69 B. J. Wiedemann So
DB 71 James Alexander Jr
DE 90 Jamil Paris Jr
DT 91 Corey Peters Jr
DE 92 Josh Minton So
DT 93 Austin Moss Jr
DT 95 Ventrell Jenkins Sr
DE 97 Nii Adjei Oninku Sr
DT 98 Myron Pryor So
DE 99 Jeremy Jarmon   So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P, K 9 Ryan Tydlacka Fr
K 36 Lones Seiber Jr
P, K 44 Tim Masthay Sr
LS 58 Greg Curtin Sr
LS 62 Clay Pear So
LS 65 J. J. Helton So
LS 74 Brad Hartr So
K 97 J. J. Housley Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: October 24, 2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Cumulative Season Statistics". University of Kentucky.
  2. ^ "Kentucky in the 2007 AP polls, AP Poll Archive". Archived from the original on 2009-10-07. Retrieved October 3, 2009.
  3. ^ a b McMurray, Jeffrey (September 1, 2007) Kentucky opens with lopsided victory over Eastern Kentucky Yahoo Sports. Retrieved on March 8, 2008.
  4. ^ a b c d McMurray, Jeffrey (September 8, 2008) Kentucky rushing game overcomes shaky defense against Kent State Yahoo Sports. Retrieved on March 8, 2008.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h McMurray, Jeffrey (September 16, 2008) Woodson's bomb knocks off No. 9 Cardinals for first time Yahoo Sports. Retrieved on March 8, 2008.
  6. ^ "North Hardin High School (KY) to Trinity High School (KY)." Google Maps. Directions. Retrieved on March 8, 2008.