LEXINGTON, Ky. — Coach Mark Stoops spoke after Kentucky’s 17-10 win against South Carolina. Here are highlights of what he said.
- Stoops: “Overall good effort by all three sides.”
- Stoops emphasized holding South Carolina to 3 of 13 on third down. UK was 127th in the nation in that category coming into the game.
- “It was really big for us to play this way with the four men we honored Thursday,” said Stoops, noting the four UK players who broke the color barrier in the SEC.
- “Our approach has been better,” Stoops said of his defense.
- More on defense: “It really appeared to me the guys played tougher up front tonight.”
- On RB Benny Snell: “He’s physical. He’s a strong guy.” Snell was used in a closer role tonight.
- Stoops, now in is fourth year, said this was a needed win.
- Stoops said the statue ceremony had an impact. “Seeing the courage of those guys.”