Kentucky leads the series 14-12. UofL has won three in a row.
The series is tied 8-8 in games played in Lexington.
This was Kentucky’s first game against a team from the American Athletic Conference. UK has an all-time record of 46-24-4 vs. teams from the new league.
Kentucky rushed for 162 yards on 31 carries today, averaging 5.2 per attempt. The Wildcats have averaged at least five yards per rush in all three games this season.
For the second consecutive game, both of UK’s quarterbacks passed for at least 100 yards each.
Kentucky has an open date Sept. 21 before playing host to Florida on Sept. 28. Game time and television assignment will be announced Monday.
Freshman Jojo Kemp rushed five times for a career-high 80 yards, an average of 16 yards per carry. He also had a career-long run of 47 yards.
Quarterback Jalen Whitlow completed 8 of 17 passes for 105 yards, one touchdown and an interception. The pickoff broke a string of 160 consecutive passes without an interception, the second-longest streak in school history.
Freshman wide receiver Ryan Timmons, making his first collegiate start, had three catches for a career-high 72 yards.
Freshman wide receiver Alex Montgomery, making his first career start, also scored his first collegiate touchdown on a three-yard catch.
Senior kicker Joe Mansour hit field goals of 37 and 30 yards. He has made all six field goal attempts this season.
Senior linebacker Avery Williamson led all players with 15 total tackles, including one for loss. He has a streak of 22 consecutive games with at least three tackles.
Junior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree had eight tackles, including one-half quarterback sack. He has a streak of 18 consecutive games with at least three tackles.
Junior safety Ashely Lowery had three tackles, a career-high two pass breakups and a fumble recovery.
Defensive end Za’Darius Smith shared a quarterback sack among his three tackles today. He has had a sack in all three games this season. The last Wildcat to sack in three-straight games was Jeremy Jarmon in 2007.