COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Second half surge lifts Cats past EKU

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Eastern Kentucky brought its “A” game to Lexington on Saturday.

Kentucky used a strong second half as quarterback Devin Leary matched his career with four touchdown passes, including two to Tayvion Robinson, as the Wildcats come-from-behind  to beat the Colonels, 28-17, on at Kroger Field.

The NC State transfer connected on 24-of-38 through the air for 299 yards and the four scores with an interception. Robinson caught six passes for 136 yards and a pair of scores.

Barion Brown also had a big day for the Cats with 152 yards of all-purpose offense and a score. Ray Davis UK with 52 yards rushing on 12 carries. Davis also caught a touchdown pass from Leary.

The Wildcats return to action next Saturday, going up against Akron at Kroger Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. 

At Lexington


EKU (0-1).….7   0     3    7 – 17

UK (1-0)……0   7   14    7 – 28


First Quarter

EKU – Parker McKinney, 14-yard run (Patrick Nations kick), 10:46

Second Quarter

UK – Tayvion Robinson, 24-yard pass from Devin Leary (Alex Raynor kick), :42

Third Quarter

EKU – Patrick Nations, 21-yard field goal, 9:41

UK – Tayvion Robinson, 6-yard pass from Devin Leary (Alex Raynor kick), 5:47

UK – Barion Brown, 13-yard pass from Devin Leary (Alex Raynor kick), 1:47

Fourth Quarter

EKU – Braedon Slone, 9-yard pass from Parker McKinney (Parker Nations kick), 12:04

UK – Ray Davis, 24-yard pass from Devin Leary (Alex Raynor kick, 8:08

Next up: Kentucky (2-0) vs. Akron (1-1), 7:30 pm, Sept. 16.