LSU blows out UK, 41-3
10/19/2014 12:40 AM
The second half of UK’s surprising football season didn’t get off to quite the start that the Cats hoped for in Baton Rouge. Poor special teams play headlined what was an performance that could be best characterized as underwhelming in all facets of the game.
UK fell behind 17-0 in the game’s first 10 minutes thanks to a one-yard score from LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette, a field goal and UK’s first special teams disaster of the night – a 67-yard punt return touchdown by Tre’Davious White.
The lead would expand to 27-3 at the half following a 32-yard touchdown pass by Anthony Jennings to Travin Dural with only 44 seconds left and the subsequent squib kick that UK failed to recover, leading to a field goal before the break. On the kick, UK showed a complete lack of awareness as no one except Boom Williams – the deep return man – looked to recover the live ball. The Tigers would add two more touchdowns in the third quarter, pushing the score to 41-3.
For Kentucky, Patrick Towles completed 19 of 36 passes for 146 yards, while Williams and fellow freshman Mikel Horton combined for 48 yards on 12 carries. The duo of Braylon Heard and Jojo Kemp, who have carried UK’s ground game all season, carried the ball for 7 times and totaled only 7 yards.
The Cats now head back to Lexington and will begin preparations for Saturday’s home game with #1 Mississippi State, who had the week off. Be sure to watch KSTV all week long for the latest on Mark Stoops’ team as they try to get themselves in a position to upset the nation’s top team and earn bowl eligibility.