Kentucky running back Ray Davis has had some good seasons during his college playing career. The fifth-year senior has also had a few disappointing seasons. But he’s off to his best start yet as a member of the Kentucky Wildcats. The Ray Davis player stats show he’s already matched his career highs in both rushing touchdowns and receiving touchdowns. With seven NCAAF games remaining, there’s a pretty good chance he’ll break all of his individual records this season.
After a solid high school career that saw him rush for 4,815 yards and 48 touchdowns, Davis signed with the Temple Owls. As a freshman, Davis rushed for 936 yards and eight touchdowns, while grabbing 15 passes for 181 yards and two more scores.
But he entered the transfer portal after four games of the COVID 2020 season, finishing with just 308 rushing yards. He became a member of the Southeastern Conference with the Vanderbilt Commodores.
The Ray Davis player stats in his first year at Vanderbilt were definitely forgettable. He played just four games before a season-ending toe injury. But he stayed healthy in 2022 and rushed for 1,042 yards and five touchdowns. He also caught 29 passes for three more touchdowns.
One of Davis’ biggest games in 2022 came against Kentucky, helping Vanderbilt end a 26-game SEC losing streak with a 24-21 win over the Wildcats. The football odds had the Commodores as 17-point underdogs that game. Davis rushed for 129 yards and a touchdown in the game.
Davis entered the transfer portal a second time after the 2022 season and ended up with Kentucky. In his first game for the Wildcats, Davis had 112 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-14 win over Ball State. He was held to 52 yards against Eastern Kentucky but had three receptions for 36 yards and a receiving TD in the game.
In a 35-3 victory over Akron, Davis only had 10 touches, but gained 169 total yards and scored twice. He had seven carries for 72 yards and a touchdown to go with three receptions for 97 yards and another score.
Kentucky played Vanderbilt next and the NCAAF stats show Davis had 17 carries for 78 yards and two touchdowns against the Commodores.
Dominating Effort Against Florida
Despite some solid play in the last couple of seasons, a number of people were still unfamiliar with Davis. All of that changed against the Florida Gators. The Ray Davis player stats show one of the most dominating halves in Kentucky football history. Davis rushed for 206 yards and scored three times before halftime. He scored on a 75-yard run and a 3-yard run, as well as on a 9-yard reception.
David scored the first touchdown of the second half on a 2-yard run that gave Kentucky a 30-7 lead and the Wildcats cruised to victory.
For the game, Davis had 26 carries for 280 yards and three scores. His 9-yard receiving touchdown was his only reception in the game.
Through the first five games of the 2023 season, Davis had 76 carries for 594 and eight touchdowns. He added 11 receptions for 146 yards and three more touchdowns.
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