Michael Willis – Lexington, KY – 9-15-18 – Bluegrass Sports Nation
There was never a question who would win the game after the first drive of the game. It was evident that Murray St. couldn’t contain Kentucky’s rushing game when Terry Wilson scored the first touchdown of the game on a 42-yard quarterback keeper. At halftime the score was closer than the final score would indicate with the Wildcats only leading 17 to 3. However, after halftime Kentucky scored 31 points straight without allowing a Murray St. score. The Racers scored a late 4th quarter touchdown on a 21-yard rush by Preston Rice putting the Racers into double digits.
Terry Wilson played a great game. The only mistake he made was dropping the football that was picked up by a Kentucky player. He ended the game as the leading rusher with 80 yards. He also had 163 passing yards (19/25). Lynn Bowden looked to be Wilson’s favorite receiver. Bowden caught 8 of his 9 targets for 89 total yards. Kentucky’s large lead allowed them to play some new players for the first time this year. Including, Chris Rodriguez, who rushed for an impressive 43 yards with only 2 attempts. Defensively, the Wildcats leading tackler was Mike Edwards with 5 tackles. Jamin Davis had the games only interception and Marquan McCall had the games only forced fumble.
It has been a while since Kentucky has had such a dominating performance. Even when we play teams that the fans think should be a easy victory, the Cats find a way to make it a close game. It was important to get a dominating victory coming off such an emotional game against Florida. Let’s hope that they continue the momentum when Mississippi State comes into town next week. (7:00 pm)