Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky

Kentucky blows out Miami (Ohio) 41-7

AP Sports Writer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Maxwell Smith threw three long touchdown passes and Jalen Whitlow and Raymond Sanders each added scoring runs as Kentucky beat Miami (Ohio) 41-7 on Saturday.

The Wildcats made a winner of first-year coach Mark Stoops and Smith, who started for the first time since a season-ending ankle injury last September.

Most importantly for the Wildcats (1-1) was how Smith helped offensive coordinator Neal Brown's pass-oriented ``Air Raid'' philosophy take flight with TD passes of 48 yards to Jonathan George, 88 to Javess Blue and 56 to Jeff Badet. He completed 15 of 23 passes for 310 yards, 210 by halftime, as Kentucky outgained Miami 675-122 and allowed the RedHawks' only score on a fumbled punt return.

Whitlow, alternating with Smith, had Kentucky's first TD on a 9-yard run, and Sanders added a 5-yard score. Joe Mansour added two field goals.

Kentucky's win came before 54,846, delighted by the offensive excitement.

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Scoring Summary
UKJalen Whitlow 9 yd run (Joe Mansour kick)
UKJoe Mansour 22 yd FG
UKJonathan George 48 yd pass from Maxwell Smith (Joe Mansour kick)
MIAOHChris Wade 6 yd fumble return (Kaleb Patterson kick)
UKJavess Blue 88 yd pass from Maxwell Smith (Joe Mansour kick)
UKRaymond Sanders 5 yd run (Joe Mansour kick)
UKJoe Mansour 21 yd FG
UKJeff Badet 56 yd pass from Maxwell Smith (Joe Mansour kick)
Team Stats
First Downs827
Third Down Efficiency1-164-11
Fourth Down Efficiency1-20-0
Plays-Net Yards57-12274-675
Passing Yds23413
Kick Return Yds9756
Punt Return Yds5233
Time of Poss.30:4529:15
Individual Stats
MIAOH: Austin Boucher 19-28, Austin Gearing 9-28, Dawan Scott 5-18, Grant Niemiec 4-8, Spencer Treadwell 3-7, Robert Williams 1-5, Falon Lee 1-5, Spencer McInnis 1-0
UK: Jojo Kemp 12-78, Jalen Whitlow 7-48, Raymond Sanders 6-39, Ryan Timmons 4-37, Jonathan George 6-27, Javess Blue 1-21, Dyshawn Mobley 2-12, Team 1-0
MIAOH: Austin Boucher 4-14-23-0
UK: Maxwell Smith 15-23-310-0, Jalen Whitlow 10-12-103-0
MIAOH: Alvonta Jenkins 1-11, Rokeem Williams 1-5, Fred McRae 1-5, Sam Shisso 1-2
UK: Javess Blue 6-114, Ryan Timmons 5-55, Alexander Montgomery 4-37, Jeff Badet 3-80, Anthony Kendrick 2-46, Jonathan George 1-48, Steven Borden 1-12, Raymond Sanders 1-8, Jordan Aumiller 1-8, Daryl Collins 1-5
Miami (Ohio)1st Mid American East6-26-7
Kentucky2nd SEC East4-47-6

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