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RAW VIDEO | Stoops on Auburn loss: 'We need to do better'

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Kentucky football team fell to Auburn 30-27 Thursday night, coming up short on a final drive in the fourth quarter.

Stoops answered questions about decisions late and the team's inability to capitalize on a final drive.

"We need to do better," Coach Mark Stoops said in a post-game press conference. "We'll continue to work to make those plays to win the game."

Peyton Barber rushed for two short touchdowns, including a 3-yarder with 7:56 remaining, helping Auburn earn its first Southeastern Conference victory.

Sorely needing a conference win in hopes of contending in the West division, the Tigers (4-2, 1-2 SEC) started and closed strong behind Barber, who rushed for a 1-yard TD on their opening drive. His second score was the biggest, providing a critical buffer against Mikel Horton's 1-yard TD run with 4:06 left that brought Kentucky within a field goal.

Barber finished with 92 yards on 26 carries, and Kerryon Johnson added 36 yards, including a 6-yard TD. Sean White threw for 255 yards, 154 to Ricardo Louis as the Tigers won their ninth straight in Lexington.

Kentucky's final attempt to at least tie the game ended with Patrick Towles being sacked on fourth down with 25 seconds left.

Stoops spoke for a few minutes after the game. You can see some of the press conference in the player above. 

Note: Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to record the beginning of the press conference.

Copyright 2015 WDRB News. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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