Boxscore
Kentucky 47, Kent State 14
Saturday, September 8, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Commonwealth Stadium
Attendance - 48346

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Kent State 7 0 7 0 14
Kentucky 0 17 16 14 47

Recap


Kentucky 47, Kent State 14: Maxwell Smith threw three of his four touchdown passes in the second half as host Kentucky steamrolled Kent State.

Smith threw for a career-high 354 yards on 30-of-39 passing and the Wildcats (1-1) ripped off 30 unanswered points in a 12-minute span to rebound from last week's loss to Louisville.

Raymond Sanders rushed for a career-best 115 yards and a touchdown and Aaron Boyd hauled in 11 catches for 100 yards and a TD as Kentucky won its seventh consecutive home opener.

The Wildcats appeared to be in for a battle when Kent State's Trayion Durham scored on a 26-yard run to cut the deficit to 17-14 with 11:50 left in the third quarter.

Instead, Kentucky responded by scoring 16 points in the next 3 minutes, 46 seconds, getting an 18-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Gene McCaskill and a 38-yard TD run by Jonathan George sandwiched around a safety for a 33-14 lead with 3:20 left in the third.

Smith tossed two more scoring passes early in the fourth - to La'Rod King and DeMarcus Sweat - to complete the 30-point binge as the Wildcats stretched the lead to 47-14 with 10:17 to play.

Dri Archer had a 47-yard scoring run in the first two minutes of the game to stake the Golden Flashes (1-1) to a 7-0 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Wildcats scored more points than in any game last season and their 539 yards of total offense was their highest since the 2010 season. ... Kent State fell to 0-7 all-time against Kentucky, which improved to 5-0 against Mid-American Conference opponents with a victory margin of 32-plus points. ... Sweat's 56-yard scoring pass was his first career reception.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 1:54
Kent State   TD  Kentucky 0 - Kent State 7
2nd Quarter - 14:04
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 7 - Kent State 7
2nd Quarter - 8:00
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 14 - Kent State 7
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Kentucky   FG  Kentucky 17 - Kent State 7
3rd Quarter - 10:34
Kent State   TD  Kentucky 17 - Kent State 14
3rd Quarter - 7:06
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 24 - Kent State 14
3rd Quarter - 4:25
Kentucky   S  Kentucky 26 - Kent State 14
3rd Quarter - 3:20
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 33 - Kent State 14
4th Quarter - 13:28
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 40 - Kent State 14
4th Quarter - 10:17
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 47 - Kent State 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Kent State Kentucky
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Kent State Kentucky
Score 14 47
First Downs 24 25
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-18
50%
5-for-12
42%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-3
0%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 409 539
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-182 30-185
Average/Rush 4.9 6.2
Passing
Comp-Att 28-43 30-39
Passing Yards 227 354
Average/Pass Play 4.9 8.8
Penalties-Yards 5-35 4-50
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 35:51 24:09

PLAYER STATS

Kent State (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Keith 28/43 227 0 0
Kentucky (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Smith 30/39 354 4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Durham 16 87 5.4 1
D. Archer 8 78 9.8 1
S. Keith 9 10 1.1 0
J. Durden 4 7 1.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Sanders III 13 115 8.8 1
J. George 6 52 8.7 1
D. Mobley 6 19 3.2 0
J. Whitlow 1 2 2.0 0
M. Smith 3 1 0.3 0
M. Newton 1 -4 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Boyle 6 64 10.7 0
C. Humphrey 4 36 9.0 0
D. Archer 4 29 7.2 0
M. Hurdle 2 27 13.5 0
T. Durham 4 26 6.5 0
T. Erjavec 3 18 6.0 0
E. Adeyemi 2 17 8.5 0
J. Durden 1 6 6.0 0
S. Miller 1 6 6.0 0
K. Payton 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Boyd 11 100 9.1 1
D. Sweat 1 56 56.0 1
L. King 5 53 10.6 1
G. McCaskill 3 35 11.7 1
J. George 2 32 16.0 0
R. Shields 2 22 11.0 0
D. Robinson 2 22 11.0 0
E. Fields 2 17 8.5 0
R. Sanders III 1 10 10.0 0
T. Robinson 1 7 7.0 0
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