Kentucky dominates UT Martin in the season opener
08/30/2014 03:42 PM
The Kentucky Wildcats started off the 2014 season with a bang. UK defeated UT Martin 59-14 on Saturday, scoring more points than the last three season opener’s combined.
Sophomore quarterback Patrick Towles took full control of the offense, completing 20-of-29 passes for 377 yards and one touchdown. Towles also ran in a touchdown himself in the third quarterback. Towles cemented himself as the starting quarterback, and head coach Mark Stoops said at halftime that he was most impressed by the sophomore’s poise in this game.
Junior running back Braylon Heard really kicked off the game with a 73-yard run for a touchdown to put the Cats up 14-0. Heard started the second quarter with a 43-yard run for a touchdown to push the Cats up to 21-0. Heard left the game with a tweaked ankle. The Cats also lost senior wide receiver Javess Blue to an ankle injury early in the game. No update, so far, as to the extent of their injuries or when they are expected back to the field.
Luckily for Kentucky, there were plenty of play makers left on the field. Freshman running back Mikel Horton caught for 45 yards and 2 touchdowns. Sophomore running back Jojo Kemp and freshman wide receiver Blake Bone each scored a touchdown as well. The defense even got in on the scoring action when Khalid Henderson recovered a fumble and returned it 89 yards to put Kentucky up 52-0.
Kentucky improves to 1-0 on the season as they turn their attention to Ohio next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.