NCAA Game Summary - Western Kentucky at Kentucky
(Saturday, September 11th)
Final Score: Kentucky 63, Western Kentucky 28
Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Mike Hartline threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns as the Kentucky Wildcats rolled over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 63-28, in a non-conference game at Commonwealth Stadium.
Hartline was 16-of-20 through the air and he even added a score on the ground for the Wildcats (2-0). Derrick Locke ran for 102 yards and a touchdown, while Randall Cobb caught five balls for 98 yards and a touchdown. Cobb also threw for a touchdown and returned a punt for another score.
Bobby Rainey paced the Hilltoppers (0-2) by running for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Kawaun Jakes was 8-of-15 through the air for 97 yards and a score, as the nation's longest losing streak was extended to 22 games.
Western Kentucky stunned the Kentucky faithful when Rainey raced 59 yards for a touchdown just over a minute into the game.
The Wildcats got the equalizer when Hartline hit Chris Matthews with a two- yard touchdown pass with eight minutes left in the first quarter.
Hartline scampered 10 yards to the end zone with half a minute left in the quarter to extend the Wildcats' advantage to 14-7.
Kentucky broke the game open in the second quarter when Cobb returned a punt 50 yards and Locke scored from a yard out to make it a 28-7 game with just over nine minutes left before halftime.
Cobb's 15-yard toss to Moncell Allen made it a 35-7 game, but the Hilltoppers responded immediately when Willie McNeal returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.
Hartline then completed a four-yard pass to La'Rod King in the final seconds of the half to give Kentucky a 42-14 lead at intermission.
Rainey scored his second touchdown of the game from a yard out to cut the Kentucky lead to 42-21 with just over five minutes left in the third quarter.
The Wildcats answered back when Hartline hit Cobb with a 35-yard touchdown strike with three minutes left in the period.
Jakes hit Marcus Vasquez with a 34-yard scoring strike with just over eight minutes left for the Hilltoppers.
Raymond Sanders scored twice for the Wildcats in the closing minutes on runs of 10 and one yard.
The Wildcats piled up 482 yards in total offense and recorded their highest point total in a regulation game in eight seasons. They scored 77 points against Texas-El Paso in 2002.
09/12 00:33:31 ET