Thanks to Tony Neely, Guy Ramsey and the UK Media Relations staff, we are live from press row tonight for UK vs. Kent State. Not a better seat in the house.
Max Smith is building off of his momentum from last week and looks tough. He is 18-25 for 190 and a touchdown. UK’s passing game never looked this good last year.
Dri Archer and the KSU running attack are eating UK alive just like the Cards did last week. They have 131 yards on 21 attempts for just over six yards a carry. Archer has 70 yards on five carries including 47-yard TD. Last week they had just 101 yards against Towson. If this continues, they will get manhandled in SEC.
Kent State averaged about 5.5 yards per play in the first half. Not going to get the job done.
On 3rd and 1 at UK 14, Kent State tries to pass despite averaging over six yards per carry. They don’t get it, settle for field goal and miss. Big sequence.
After slow start, Raymond Sanders broke a couple big runs for quality first half. He is at seven rushes for 87 yards. 67 came on one play. So, he is at six for 20 if you remove that carry. The TD run was nice and he showed determination in breaking tackles to get in for the score.
Aaron Boyd caught his first career touchdown and a career-high seven catches in the first half. He is at seven for 73 yards. Yes, we are talking about Aaron Boyd.
Freshman punter Landon Foster has been impressive. He has two punts for 102 yards.
Kent State is 5-for-10 on third down. UK is 3-for-8 and 0-for-1 on fourth. They lined up to go for it twice on fourth, but were bailed out by pass interference.
The Golden Flashes dominated time of possession with 18:25 to UK’s 11:35.
Former UK wideout Eric Adeyemi had two catches for 17 yards against his former team.
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