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Wildcats vs Hilltoppers Final: 14-3 - Recap

Kentucky earned a 14-3 victory over Western Kentucky on Thursday in Week 1 action at LP Field.

The Wildcats earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 17-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 48.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Morgan Newton completed 7 of 18 pass attempts for 97 yards for the Wildcats in the win. He was picked off 3 times by the Hilltoppers defense.

Bobby Rainey rushed for 105 yards for Western Kentucky, while Kawaun Jakes added 32 yards. Kawaun Jakes threw for 93 yards for the Hilltoppers, while receivers Boe Brand and Marcus Vasquez had 33 and 32 yards respectively.

Kentucky was outgained by Western Kentucky 234-190 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 13-11 by the Hilltoppers.

The time of possession battle favored Western Kentucky as their offense was on the field for 34:00, longer than the 26:00 of their opponents.

Kentucky looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Central Michigan. Western Kentucky will aim to get back on the winning track vs Navy.