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Western Kentucky Defeats Kentucky 35-26 - Recap

Western Kentucky earned a 35-26 victory over Kentucky on Saturday in Week 1 action at L.T. Smith Stadium.

Western Kentucky was an underdog by 5.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 56.5.

Brandon Doughty completed 27 of 34 pass attempts for 271 yards for the Hilltoppers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Raymond Sanders rushed for 98 yards for Kentucky, while Jalen Whitlow added 75 yards. Maxwell Smith threw for 125 yards for the Wildcats, while receivers Demarco Robinson and Anthony Kendrick had 69 and 56 yards respectively.

Kentucky was outgained by Western Kentucky 487-419 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 22-15 by the Hilltoppers.

Kentucky lost the time of possession battle 35:02/24:58, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Western Kentucky takes its act on the road to face Tennessee looking for another win. For Kentucky, they head home to face Miami (Ohio).