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2002 Kentucky Wildcats football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2002 record7–5 (3–5 SEC)
Head coachGuy Morriss (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorBrent Pease (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJohn Goodner (3rd season)
Base defense4–2–5/4–4–3
Home stadiumCommonwealth Stadium
(Capacity: 67,530)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#3 Georgia x   7 1         13 1  
Florida   6 2         8 5  
Tennessee   5 3         8 5  
Kentucky   3 5         7 5  
South Carolina   3 5         5 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#11 Alabama   6 2         10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3         9 5  
#14 Auburn x   5 3         9 4  
LSU x   5 3         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Mississippi State   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Georgia 30, Arkansas 3
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Wildcats scored 385 points while allowing 301 points.[1]

Though finishing with a 7–5 record, the Wildcats were not bowl eligible due to NCAA sanctions resulting from the tenure of former head coach Hal Mumme.

SeasonEdit

Kentucky opened with a 22–17 win at #17 Louisville, a nationally broadcast upset in which Kentucky reclaimed the Governor's Cup. A 77–17 win over UTEP followed, and wins against Indiana and Middle Tennessee State put Kentucky at 4–0. A 41–34 loss at #7 Florida was followed by a 16–12 loss to South Carolina that came down to the final play. A 29–17 win at Arkansas followed. A 52–24 loss to #5 Georgia was followed by a 45–24 win at Mississippi State. A 33–30 loss to #16 LSU on the game's final play was followed by a 41–21 win against Vanderbilt and a 24–0 loss at Tennessee.[2][3]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 PMat No. 17 Louisville*ESPN2W 22–1742,660
September 71:30 PMUTEP*W 77–1759,213
September 146:00 PMIndiana*
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
W 27–1770,347
September 211:30 PMMiddle Tennessee State*
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
W 44–2260,584
September 283:30 PMat No. 7 FloridaCBSL 34–4185,333
October 126:30 PMSouth Carolina
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
ESPN2L 12–1670,547
October 193:00 PMat ArkansasW 29–1761,573
October 263:30 PMNo. 5 Georgia
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
CBSL 24–5271,017
November 22:30 PMat Mississippi StatePPVW 45–2445,248
November 912:30 PMNo. 16 LSU
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky
JPSL 30–3366,262
November 161:30 PMVanderbilt
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, Kentucky (Rivalry)
W 41–2151,114
November 3012:30 PMat TennesseeJPSL 0–24105,462
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
[4][5]

RosterEdit

2002 Kentucky Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 3 Simms, ErnestErnest Simms Sr
WR 4 Holt, GlennGlenn Holt Fr
RB 5 Beach, ArlissArliss Beach Fr
QB 7 Boyd, ShaneShane Boyd So
RB 20 Pinner, ArtoseArtose Pinner Sr
QB 22 Lorenzen, JaredJared Lorenzen Jr
G 65 Chatelain, KeithKeith Chatelain Sr
G 66 Lesniewski, BrandonBrandon Lesniewski So
G 67 Reynolds, YanceyYancey Reynolds Jr
T 68 Noble, WillWill Noble So
G 70 Rollins, JasonJason Rollins So
T 71 McGowan, JaredJared McGowan Fr
C 72 Aitcheson, MichaelMichael Aitcheson Fr
T 73 Hall, AntonioAntonio Hall Jr
T 74 Darveau, JeremyJeremy Darveau 10px Fr
G 75 Miller, SylvesterSylvester Miller Jr
G 76 Brady, JoeJoe Brady Fr
G 77 Perdue, GregGreg Perdue Sr
C 78 Seitze, NickNick Seitze Jr
C 79 Burnett, DanielDaniel Burnett So
WR 80 Pickard, BrianBrian Pickard Fr
WR 81 DeVastey, DominickDominick DeVastey Fr
WR 82 Bernard, ChrisChris Bernard Jr
WR 83 Parker, GeraldGerald Parker So
TE 84 Drobney, JeremiahJeremiah Drobney Fr
WR 85 Wood, DeMarcusDeMarcus Wood 10px Fr
TE 86 Gaffron, WinWin Gaffron Jr
TE 87 Butler, JonnyJonny Butler Sr
WR 88 Hopewell, DanDan Hopewell So
TE 89 Myers, KurtKurt Myers Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 62 McKinley, MikeMike McKinley Jr
DT 63 Robertson, DewayneDewayne Robertson Jr
DE 64 Holts, DeionDeion Holts 10px Fr
DT 68 Caudill, JeremyJeremy Caudill Jr
DE 97 Goodwin, RussellRussell Goodwin Fr
DE 98 Burns, VincentVincent Burns So
DT 99 Moore, ElleryEllery Moore So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 97 Hutton, JustinJustin Hutton Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2002-10-10

Team players in the 2003 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Dewayne RobertsonDefensive tackle 1 4 New York Jets
Artose PinnerRunning back 4 99 Detroit Lions

[6]

ReferencesEdit


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