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Sunday Headlines: 1-0

1-0 to kick off a new season always feels good.

Intro Dylan Ballard - A Sea Of Blue

Good morning BBN!

It was a hot one at Kroger Field on Saturday, but more importantly, the Kentucky Wildcats started off the season on the right note, as they destroyed the Ball State Cardinals 44-14 to pick up their first win of the year.

To start off the game, it was less than spectacular for the Cats, as the Cardinals came out swinging, locking up the new-look Kentucky offense throughout the entire first quarter. Add in some solid drives by the Ball State offense, and it was a first-quarter deficit for UK to kick off the season.

That didn't last long, however, as Mark Stoops got his team dialed in on both sides of the ball to blow the game open. With a fumble recovery touchdown and a kick-six, The Kroge was rocking for the first Saturday of the season.

Now all eyes turn to next Saturday as the Eastern Kentucky Colonels make the short trip up I-75 from Richmond to Lexington for a Week 2 matchup.

We will have plenty of info in the coming days of the matchup with the Colonels, but let's first celebrate the Week 1 win.

Go Cats!

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Check out some highlights from the victory over Ball State!


Kentucky Stops Ball State in Season Opener – UK Athletics

The Cats also got a defensive score on a 69-yard fumble recovery and return by Jalen Geiger, as well as a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Barion Brown.

Ray Davis following in steps of great Kentucky running backs - Cats Pause

Ray Davis wants to add to Kentucky’s tradition of strong running backs and got off to a good start with 112 yards and two TDs in a 44-14 win over Ball State on Saturday.

Kentucky Special Teams Live Up to Their Name on Saturday – UK Athletics

New kicker Alex Raynor made all three of his field goals and all four of his extra points, while Octavious Oxendine blocked a field goal.

3 plays from Kentucky’s win over Ball State- KSR

The special teams get a shoutout.

Women’s Soccer Readies for Senior Day vs. Illinois – UK Athletics

Kentucky will honor 10 seniors at a pre-match ceremony beginning at 12 pm ET.

What was wrong with the Kentucky offense on Saturday- KSR

The Cats struggled some on offense. What went wrong with such a talented group?

Four takeaways from Kentucky’s win- Cats Pause

Take a look at some takeaways from the first win of the year.

Q&A with Mark Stoops after win- Cats Pause

Read what the UK Head Coach had to say after the game.

Colorado beats TCU- ESPN

The Buffs are here.

Michigan QB arrives in “Free Harbaugh” shirt- ESPN

Interesting thing to do.

Mississippi State honors Mike Leach- CBS

Awesome to see.

Jimmy Buffett dies at age 76: built a song into an empire- Variety

Sad to see him go, but the legend of Margaritaville will continue on.