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Postgame notes and milestones from Kentucky's loss to Tennessee

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Following the Kentucky Wildcats' loss to the Tennessee Volunteers, here are the postgame notes and milestones reached, courtesy of UK Athletics:

Team Notes

  • UK had its first defensive touchdown of the year, a 77-yard fumble return by Cory Johnson.
    • It was UK's first defensive touchdown since 2014 at Louisville.
  • UK's game captains were Jordan SwindleJosh ForrestA.J. Stamps,Farrington Huguenin and Patrick Towles for the first time in 2015.

Individual Notes

  • Junior S Marcus McWilson led UK with a career-high tying 10 tackles, including a sack and adding a pass break-up and a fumble forced.
    • McWilson has two double-figure tackle games on the year and three in his career.
    • McWilson recorded a career-best 1.5 tackles for a loss, his first of the year.
      • He now has 4.5 tackles for a loss in his career.
    • McWilson had a fumble-forcing sack, his first of 2015, leading to a defensive touchdown for UK in the first quarter.
      • McWilson has two sacks in his career.
      • It was the first fumble forced of his career.
    • McWilson broke up his second pass of the year and the third of his career.
    • After forcing the fumble with a sack, served as the screener to allow Cory Johnson to scamper 77 yards for the TD, blocking two different players during the return.
  • Senior DT Cory Johnson recovered a fumble in the first quarter, returning it 77 yards for a touchdown.
    • Johnson is the first UK player to return a fumble for a touchdown since Mike Douglas vs. Louisville in 2014.
    • It was the first fumble recovery of his career.
    • Johnson forced a fumble and has two fumbles forced in his career.
  • Sophomore TB Mikel Horton set new career highs in carries (14) and rushing yards (109).
    • Horton also had a 19-yard catch.
    • UK has had a running back accumulate at least 100 yards in four games in 2015.
  • Junior QB Patrick Towles made his 20th consecutive start.
    • Towles scrambled for a 1-yard TD run in the second quarter, marking his team-high fourth TD rush of the year.
      • Towles has 11 rushing TDs in his career.
    • Towles connected on a TD pass in the second half, the ninth of the year and the 24th of his career.
      • Towles is tied for eighth with 24 TD passes.
    • Towles finished with 184 yards passing on 16-of-33.
    • Towles has passed for 4,865 yards in his career, ranking sixth in UK history.
    • Towles has 5,200 yards of total offense in his career, ranking sixth in UK annals.
    • Towles has completed 406 passes in his career, ranking sixth in UK history.
    • Towles has 708 career pass attempts, passing Randy Jenkins (1979-83) for sixth in UK history.
  • Senior punter Landon Foster punted six times for a 39.8-yard average and one punt downed inside the 20-yard line.
    • Foster has had 64 punts in his career - and nine in 2015 - downed inside the 20-yard line.
    • Foster has punted 233 times in his career for a 41.8-yard average.
  • Junior WR Ryan Timmons had two catches for 16 yards
    • Timmons has 960 receiving yards in his career, needing just 40 yards to become the 36th player in UK history with 1,000 career receiving yards.
  • Sophomore TB Boom Williams now has 1,049 rushing yards in his career, passing Roger Gann (1967-69) for 31st in UK history.
  • Sophomore WR Garrett Johnson caught his second TD pass of the year and the fourth of his career.
    • Johnson finished with two catches for 50 yards.
  • Freshman S Mike Edwards had a career-high eight tackles.
  • Senior LB Josh Forrest has five tackles for a loss on the year and 14.5 in his career.
  • Junior DB Blake McClain had his fourth pass break-up of the year and the 16th of his career.
  • Freshman DE/LB Denzil Ware has 4.5 tackles for a loss on the year.
  • Junior TB Jojo Kemp rushed for 24 yards and has 1,080 yards in his career, ranking 30th in UK history.
  • Senior CB Cody Quinn had his first career tackle for a loss.
  • Sophomore WR Dorian Baker led UK with five catches, going for 43 yards.
  • Seniors Landon Foster and Farrington Huguenin played in their team-leading 44th career games.
  • Junior C Jon Toth started his team-leading 31st consecutive game.