With the win, Kentucky improves to 1-1. Miami (Ohio) falls to 0-2.
Kentucky leads the all-time series vs. Miami (Ohio), 8-4-1, including a 6-3-1 mark in Lexington. UK has won three consecutive meetings in the series.
UK is 28-7-1 all-time against teams that make up the current alignment of the Mid-American Conference.
UK is 94-26-6 all-time in home openers and has won eight consecutive dating back to 2006.
Kentucky remains at home Saturday, Sept. 14, hosting Louisville with a noon kickoff on ESPN.
Kentucky’s offense amassed 675 yards, the third-most total offense in program history and the most since 1998.
Kentucky threw for 413 total yards, its first 400-yard passing performance since throwing for 430 yards vs. Tennessee in 2007.
UK finished with 262 yards rushing, its highest rushing output since running for 342 yards vs. Samford in 2012.
UK’s back-to-back games of 200 yards rushing and passing marked the first time since 2010.
UK collected 27 total first downs, the most since getting 28 vs. Western Kentucky in 2012.
UK’s defense had five sacks for the first time since getting five in 2012 vs. Samford.
With two players passing for at least 100 yards, it marked the first time for UK since Jared Lorenzen (146) and Shane Boyd (140) vs. LSU on Oct. 13, 2001.
UK drove for a game-opening TD, its first game-opening scoring drive of the year, a seven-play, 61-yard scoring drive.
UK’s 24-point first-quarter output was the most in a first quarter in program history. UK last scored 21 points in the first quarter at Vanderbilt in 2005.
UK completed an 88-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter from Maxwell Smith to Javess Blue, marking UK’s longest completion since 2000 vs. Georgia, an 89-yard completion from Jared Lorenzen to Derek Smith.
It marked the fourth longest pass play in UK history.
UK’s offense scored the first five times it had possession to open the game, not including the fumbled punt.
UK converted 4-of-5 redzone trips in the game and have now converted on 9-of-10 trips in 2013. The only non-conversion today was when UK allowed the game clock to expire and end the game with the ball on the five-yard line.
With three plays of 40 or more yards in the game, UK has already had five plays of 40 yards or more in 2013, after just four in 2012.
Of UK’s 413 yards passing, 298 yards were hauled in by five of UK’s newcomer receivers, amounting to 72 percent of its receiving production.
UK held Miami to 1-of-16 on its third down chances, the best defensive performance for Kentucky on third down since holding Georgia to 0-for-10 on third down in 2005.
Mark Stoops got his first win as a head coach.
Sophomore QB Maxwell Smith made his first start of the 2013 season.
Smith finished with 310 yards on 15-of-23 passing, with three TDs.
Smith is the first Wildcat to throw for 300 yards since he did so with 332 yards vs. Western Kentucky in 2012.
Smith connected on an 88-yard touchdown in the first quarter, the longest pass of his career.
Smith finished with 170 yards passing in the first quarter.
Sophomore QB Jalen Whitlow rushed for a nine-yard TD on UK’s first possession.
It was his second rushing TD of the year and the fifth of his career.
Whitlow was 10-for-12 for 103 yards in the air and rushed seven times for 48 yards and one touchdown.
Junior WR Javess Blue caught six passes for 114 yards and a TD to become UK’s first 100-yard receiver since Aaron Boyd vs. Kent State on Sept. 8, 2012.
Blue connected on an 88-yard touchdown grab in the first quarter, a new career long and the fourth-longest pass play in UK history.
Blue returned one kickoff for 17 yards and five punts for 22 yards, his first career returns.
Freshman WR Ryan Timmons finished with a career-best five catches for 55 yards, including a career-long 22-yard catch.
Timmons also rushed four times for a career-high 37 yards, including a 21-yard run.