UK VS. AUBURN | Cats trail 23-10 in offense-filled first half

10/15/2015 07:01 PM

LEXINGTON — It was a whole lot of offense and not very defense in the first half half as the Auburn Tigers take a 23-10 halftime lead over the Kentucky Wildcats in a Thursday night SEC showdown at Commonwealth Stadium.

The Cats and Tigers combined for 537 yards of offense in the first two quarters, but a Patrick Towles interception in the redzone in the second quarter cost UK a chance to tie the score 14-14. It was Kentucky’s first failed scoring attempt in 28 consecutive redzone trips, snapping a streak extending back to last season.

Towles finished the half 10/18 for 161 yards and one interception. Auburn redshirt freshman quarterback Sean White went 12/18 for 186 yards while helping the Tigers convert their first six third-down attempts of the game.

After sitting out the Eastern Kentucky game with a “personal issue,” UK sophomore running back Stanley “Boom Williams” burst out of the gates with a 60-yard scamper on Kentucky’s opening drive before punching in a one-yard touchdown to tie the score 7-7 with 8:46 left in the first quarter.

Williams finished the half with 74 yards rushing on only five carries but did not touch the ball in the second quarter.

Sophomore wide receiver Garrett Johnson leads the UK air attack, hauling in five catches for 103 yards before halftime.

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