Boxscore
Kentucky 34, Samford 3
Saturday, November 17, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Commonwealth Stadium
Attendance - 46749

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Samford 0 3 0 0 3
Kentucky 14 17 3 0 34

Recap


Kentucky 34, Samford 3: Jalen Whitlow threw for a touchdown and ran for another in the first quarter as the host Wildcats snapped an eight-game losing skid by blasting the Bulldogs.

Raymond Sanders ran for 123 yards and a touchdown as Kentucky (2-9) rushed for 342 yards.

Whitlow tossed his second touchdown of the season when he found Gene McCaskill for an 11-yard strike to open the scoring. The freshman quarterback then scampered 20 yards for another score 7:07 later to give the Wildcats a 14-0 lead.

Kentucky made a statement prior to halftime as defensive tackle Donte Rumph jarred the ball away from quarterback Andy Summerlin. Defensive tackle Tristian Johnson picked up the ball at the 25 and scooted in for the score to give the Wildcats a 31-3 lead.

Samford (7-4) converted only 2-of-12 attempts on third down and struggled to generate any consistent offense.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The contest was the last home game for Joker Phillips, who was officially fired Nov. 4. The coach elected to finish out the season once he was certain that he wasn't perceived as a distraction. ... Rumph returned following a one-game absence with a knee injury. ... The Wildcats held a 266-52 edge in total yards at halftime.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:26
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 7 - Samford 0
1st Quarter - 1:19
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 14 - Samford 0
2nd Quarter - 13:33
Samford   FG  Kentucky 14 - Samford 3
2nd Quarter - 7:10
Kentucky   FG  Kentucky 17 - Samford 3
2nd Quarter - 1:07
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 24 - Samford 3
2nd Quarter - 0:30
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 31 - Samford 3
3rd Quarter - 7:35
Kentucky   FG  Kentucky 34 - Samford 3
TEAMS

Team Records

  Samford Kentucky
W/L 7 - 4 - 0 2 - 9 - 0
Conference 5 - 3 - 0 0 - 7 - 0

Team Stats

  Samford Kentucky
Score 3 34
First Downs 9 22
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-12
17%
8-for-16
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 102 455
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27--2 60-342
Average/Rush -0.1 5.7
Passing
Comp-Att 18-26 14-19
Passing Yards 104 113
Average/Pass Play 3.4 5.9
Penalties-Yards 8-35 6-55
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 25:14 34:46

PLAYER STATS

Samford (7 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Summerlin 18/24 104 0 0
T. Hardman 0/1 0 0 0
K. Pope 0/1 0 0 0
Kentucky (2 - 9)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Whitlow 10/13 66 1 0
P. Towles 4/6 47 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
F. Truss 12 37 3.1 0
D. Bledsoe 4 12 3.0 0
J. Gates 3 6 2.0 0
S. Robinson 2 -2 -1.0 0
K. Pope 1 -3 -3.0 0
A. Summerlin 5 -52 -10.4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Sanders III 15 123 8.2 1
D. Mobley 16 82 5.1 0
J. George 17 76 4.5 0
J. Whitlow 7 59 8.4 1
D. Miller 1 4 4.0 0
D. Robinson 1 4 4.0 0
M. Newton 1 1 1.0 0
P. Towles 1 -7 -7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Hawkins 3 26 8.7 0
K. Pope 5 22 4.4 0
K. Clay 3 16 5.3 0
D. Bledsoe 1 14 14.0 0
W. Epperson 1 9 9.0 0
F. Truss 2 7 3.5 0
J. Gates 1 5 5.0 0
Z. Walters 1 3 3.0 0
C. Cephus 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
G. McCaskill 3 35 11.7 1
A. Boyd 2 33 16.5 0
D. Collins 1 11 11.0 0
J. George 2 11 5.5 0
A. Legree 2 8 4.0 0
L. King 2 8 4.0 0
D. Robinson 1 8 8.0 0
D. Warren 1 -1 -1.0 0
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