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Kentucky Football beats Murray State: Highlights, Box Score and Game MVP

A star is rising in Kentucky’s offense.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are now 3-0 following their blowout win of Murray State.

As expected, the Cats looked a little sluggish following their program-shifting win over Florida last week. At halftime, Kentucky held just a 17-3 lead and didn’t look sharp on either side of the ball.

That changed in a big way in the second half, as the Cats scored 31 straight points en route to a 48-10 win. Murray State had just 302 total offensive yards, and about a third of that came in the fourth quarter.

For the first time this season, Kentucky won the turnover battle, 1-0. It was also the first time Kentucky did not commit a turnover this year.

Kentucky is now halfway to bowl eligibility with top-25 for Mississippi State coming to Kroger Field next week.

Box Score

Go here for full postgame statistics.

Game MVP

Lynn Bowden has become a star for the Wildcats, not to mention the focal point of the passing game. After catching nine passes in his first two games, Bowden nearly topped that in just three quarters of work against the Racers, hauling in a career-high eight balls for 89 yards.

He was easily the MVP of the passing game today, as he alone accounted for more than half of Terry Wilson’s 163 passing yards. The offense found it a little too hard to get going against the Racers, but Bowden helped ensure they stayed on track and won going away.

Through three games, Bowden now has 17 catches for 185 yards and a score. He’s made it abundantly clear he’s the No. 1 receiver for this team, not to mention one of the SEC’s better pass-catchers.

Highlights

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