Latest Mark Stoops News

Levis runs for 4 TDs, Kentucky routs rival Louisville 52-21

Nov. 28, 2021 00:45 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Given the huge holes to run through and time to throw the ball, Will Levis gladly took advantage of both strengths. Levis rushed for career highs of four touchdowns and 113 yards, and Kentucky scored on its first four possessions to cruise past...

Kentucky, Louisville eager to resume Governor's Cup rivalry

Nov. 26, 2021 09:51 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s 6-0 start clinched a bowl berth by early October. Louisville’s prospects were very shaky before finally becoming bowl eligible last week. As the in-state rivals await postseason destinations, they're eager to square off again for...

Levis throws 4 TDs, Kentucky beats New Mexico State 56-16

Nov. 20, 2021 18:27 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky (AP) — Will Levis’ final home game this season was much like his September debut: lots of yardage and explosive plays that more than offset his miscues. Levis overcame an early fumble and an interception to throw for four touchdowns and a career-high 419...

Kentucky aims to extend non-league streak vs New Mexico St

Nov. 18, 2021 10:53 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops hopes his team maintains its winning ways against nonconference opponents. The Wildcats (7-3) enter Saturday’s matchup against New Mexico State (1-9) riding a 14-game winning streak in non-league games. They’re...

Levis helps Kentucky jump out early, beat Vanderbilt 34-17

Nov. 14, 2021 00:27 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Rodriguez Jr. ran for 114 yards and a touchdown, Will Levis threw for two scores and Kentucky used a fast start to beat Vanderbilt 34-17 in a Southeastern Conference matchup on Saturday night. The Wildcats (7-3, 5-3) ended a three-game...

Kentucky eager to end 3-game skid with a win vs Vanderbilt

Nov. 11, 2021 12:37 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A season that started so very well for the Kentucky Wildcats has hit such a skid that coach Mark Stoops isn't taking any team for granted. Not even Vanderbilt, which has lost 18 straight Southeastern Conference football games. ...

Hooker's 4 TDs help Tennessee top No. 18 Kentucky 45-42

Nov. 07, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Even for a team that's embraced a fast pace, Tennessee's efficiency against No. 18 Kentucky was something to behold. Especially the little time Hendon Hooker needed to move the Volunteers up and down the field. Hooker threw a...

No. 18 Kentucky, Tennessee eager to halt 2-game SEC slides

Nov. 04, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

Tennessee (4-4, 2-3 SEC) at No. 12 Kentucky (6-2, 4-2 SEC, No. 18 CFP), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (SEC). Line: Kentucky by 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Tennessee leads 81-26-9. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

No. 18 Kentucky, Tennessee seek to end 2-game SEC slides

Nov. 04, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Either No. 18 Kentucky or Tennessee will end a two-game losing streak when they meet this weekend. Kentucky (6-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) might have more reason for concern following defeats at top-ranked Georgia and unranked Mississippi...

SEC proving it can also quickly reload at QB position

Nov. 03, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

Will Rogers has quickly developed into the type of quarterback Mike Leach envisioned to run his pass-heavy Air Raid scheme at Mississippi State. Rogers turned in a nearly perfect performance in his last game, completing 36 of 39 passes. In a league that had six...