2002 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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2002 Kentucky Wildcats football
Kentucky Wildcats logo (1984-2005).png
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
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 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
No. 11 Alabama   6 2         10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3         9 5  
No. 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 conference 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.

Season[edit]

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]

Schedule[edit]

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]

Roster[edit]

2002 Kentucky Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 3 Ernest Simms Sr
WR 4 Glenn Holt Fr
RB 5 Arliss Beach Fr
QB 7 Shane Boyd So
RB 20 Artose Pinner Sr
QB 22 Jared Lorenzen Jr
G 65 Keith Chatelain Sr
G 66 Brandon Lesniewski So
G 67 Yancey Reynolds Jr
T 68 Will Noble So
G 70 Jason Rollins So
T 71 Jared McGowan Fr
C 72 Michael Aitcheson Fr
T 73 Antonio Hall Jr
T 74 Jeremy Darveau Redshirt.svg Fr
G 75 Sylvester Miller Jr
G 76 Joe Brady Fr
G 77 Greg Perdue Sr
C 78 Nick Seitze Jr
C 79 Daniel Burnett So
WR 80 Brian Pickard Fr
WR 81 Dominick DeVastey Fr
WR 82 Chris Bernard Jr
WR 83 Gerald Parker So
TE 84 Jeremiah Drobney Fr
WR 85 DeMarcus Wood Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 86 Win Gaffron Jr
TE 87 Jonny Butler Sr
WR 88 Dan Hopewell So
TE 89 Kurt Myers Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 62 Mike McKinley Jr
DT 63 Dewayne Robertson Jr
DE 64 Deion Holts Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 68 Jeremy Caudill Jr
DE 97 Russell Goodwin Fr
DE 98 Vincent Burns So
DT 99 Ellery Moore So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 97 Justin Hutton Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 2002-10-10

Team players in the 2003 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Dewayne Robertson Defensive tackle 1 4 New York Jets
Artose Pinner Running back 4 99 Detroit Lions

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002 Kentucky Wildcats results". Archived from the original on October 5, 2009. Retrieved October 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "2002 Kentucky Wildcats scores". Archived from the original on October 5, 2009. Retrieved October 3, 2009.
  3. ^ AP Poll Archive Archived 2009-05-05 at WebCite
  4. ^ "College Football Reference". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. Retrieved October 3, 2009.
  5. ^ AP Poll Archive Archived 2009-05-05 at WebCite
  6. ^ "2003 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on October 5, 2009. Retrieved October 3, 2009.