Chris Rodriguez has Kentucky rushing to meet Chattanooga

Chris Rodriguez Jr. has accumulated more rushing yards through two games than any running back in Kentucky history.Rodriguez aims to post his third straight stellar outing when the Wildcats entertain FCS program Chattanooga on Saturday at Lexington, Ky.The 5-11, 224-pound bruiser has 331 rushing yards for Kentucky (2-0) after gaining a career-high 206 in a 35-28 win over Missouri on Sept. 11.Rodriguez scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) against the Tigers and is the 10th player in school history to reach 20 rushing scores.”I wouldn’t say we played excellent but we wanted it more than they did,” Rodriguez told ESPN after the win.The Wildcats are projected to have an easy time against the Mocs (1-1) but coach Mark Stoops doesn’t want to hear any such chatter.”You would never hear me use the word ‘breather.’ That’s not in our vocabulary,” Stoops said at a press conference. “The only thing we’re interested in is pressing on and moving forward. Any great team, no matter what the competition level is, plays to the best of their ability, and that’s what we’re always trying to do.”Kentucky quarterback Will Levis has passed for 546 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions, while wideout Wan’Dale Robinson has 10 receptions for 226 yards and two scores. Robinson is the first Wildcat to open the season with back-to-back 100-yard efforts since Craig Yeast in 1998.Defensively, linebacker J.J. Weaver has 2.5 sacks for a program looking to record its 13th consecutive nonconference victory.

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