Lindley, who turned down a chance to go to the NFL to return to UK for his senior season, now has a school-record 37 pass breakups. That's eighth best all-time in the SEC and he figures to keep moving up this season.
"We are capable of posting shutouts. I won't say it surprised me that we did it," Lindley said. "I'm happy we did it and I hope it shows people how good we can be. People need to watch out for us this year.
"It is a big deal to get the shutout because it has been pretty hard to get a shutout at Kentucky. This will help us out and maybe we can keep other teams from scoring the rest of the season, too. Once you do something once, it is easier to do it again."
This is the second time that Lindley has won a SEC honor. In 2006, he was tabbed the SEC Freshman of the Week for his game-clinching interception in the upset of Georgia.
The last UK player named the SEC's Defensive Player of the Week was tackle Myron Pryor against Louisville last year when he returned a fumble for a touchdown.
Injury update: Sophomore linebacker Danny Trevathan had five tackles against Miami despite playing with a cast on his wrist to protect a fractured bone. He'll have surgery on the wrist to have a pin inserted to help with the healing process. "He'll have no contact this week and play with a cast on (against Louisville)," Brooks said.
Cornerback Cartier Rice did not make the trip to Cincinnati Saturday because of a hip flexor problem. "It was a little more severe than he though. We hope he's back next Sunday," Brooks said.
Receiver Gene McCaskill came out of Saturday's game with an infected toe and may have to have a toe nail removed ... Fullback John Conner didn't play against Miami because of his sprained ankle and Brooks hopes he can start practicing again Sunday. ... Linebacker Micah Johnson played the first half against Miami and had no problems with his sprained foot ... Center Marcus Davis will have surgery on his broken ankle. "The very best chance is he'll be back for a bowl game if we achieve that," Brooks said.