Kentucky was coming off its first win over Florida in 32 years and hosting a Murray State team it could easily overlook with Mississippi State coming to Lexington next weekend.
The Wildcats took the opening kickoff and chipped away at the Racers defense. Then Wilson used the fake toss to Benny Snell and kept up the middle, showing off his speed to score on a 42 yard run. UK caps off an 8 play, 91 yard drive in 3:51. 7-0 Wildcats.
On Murray’s first drive, the Racers ran 9 plays and picked up 28 yards but they were forced to punt and it was a good one going out of bounds at the one yard line.
Kentucky would get the ball back and drive seven plays and just 16 yards before settling for a 40 yard field goal from Miles Butler. It was UK’s first attempt of the season and first in of Butler’s career.
The Kentucky defense would make another stop and the UK offense would get it going again. This time the Cats went to a steady mix of running plays with Snell and Wilson completing passes to several different receivers. Snell would finish a 14 play, 64 yard drive with a tough 7 yard run into the endzone. Cats lead 17-0.
Murray State would drive at the end of the half and take a 34 yard field goal as time expired. It was good as UK would take a 17-3 lead into the half.
Terry Wilson was 12-of-14 for 82 yards and ran for 56 more and a score. Snell would rush for 63 and the touchdown. UK would lead in total yards 214-134.
Kentucky came out to start the second half and started to open it up through the air more. UK would have to settle for a field goal, a 38 yarder from Butler. The Wildcats would take a 20-3 lead.
Next drive, Wilson hit Lynn Bowden for a 24 yard gain. The two would connect again before A.J. Rose would finis with a three yard run out of the Wildcat. The UK lead is now 27-3.
The UK defense makes a stop and the Cats would go into their back of tricks. Snell would take the snap and flip to Wilson who then tossed lateraled to Zy’Aire Hughes and he took it 43 yards for the touchdown. UK up 34-3.
Gunnar Hoak would come in at quarterback for Kentucky and lead a 4 play, 80 yard drive. Three of the plays were passes and two were from Hoak to Allen Dailey, Jr. The last play was for 23 yards for the touchdown. UK takes a 41-3 lead.
Danny Clark would come in at quarterback midway through the next possession. Chris Rodriguez had a 27 yard run down to the 2 yard line and Clark would finish from there with the TD run. UK up 48-3.
Murray would tack on a late touchdown as Kentucky wins 48-10. The Wildcats run their record to 3-0 for the second straight season. Next up is Mississippi State next Saturday in Kroger Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00.