Kentucky 37, Murray State 6


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Jared Lorenzen threw four touchdown passes
and became Kentucky's career passing yardage leader as the Wildcats
beat Murray State 37-6 Saturday night.

Kentucky (1-1) started slowly but eventually wore down the NCAA
Division I-AA Racers (1-1) in the first meeting between the schools
in football. Lorenzen completed 14 of 21 passes for 197 yards. He
now has 8,566 career passing yards, breaking Tim Couch's mark of

It was the fifth time in his career that Lorenzen threw at least
four touchdown passes in a game.

Kentucky punted on its first two possessions before scoring 16
points in less than 2{ minutes spanning the first and second

Derek Abney returned a punt 25 yards to the Murray State 28,
then leapt over two defenders to catch an 11-yard touchdown pass
from Lorenzen with 22 seconds left in the first quarter.

Two plays into Kentucky's next series, Lorenzen connected with
Chris Bernard for a 60-yard touchdown.

Murray State tried to run a reverse on the ensuing kickoff, but
Kentucky's Claude Sagaille stopped Terrence Biggers at the 1.
Vincent Burns tackled quarterback Stewart Childress in the end zone
on the next play, extending the Wildcats' lead to 16-0.

A 12-yard touchdown pass from Lorenzen to Glenn Holt made it
23-0. The Racers scored late in the half on a 5-yard touchdown run
by Chad Cook.

A third-quarter fumble recovery at the Murray State 13 by
Kentucky's Raymond Fontaine set up Lorenzen's final scoring pass, a
15-yarder to Alexis Bwenge. Backup quarterback Shane Boyd finished
the scoring with a 27-yard fourth-quarter run.

Murray State fell to 2-11-2 all-time against Division I-A
competition. The Racers finished with 189 yards of total offense.
Kentucky's defense recorded five sacks.


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2015 Ohio Valley Conference Standings

Jacksonville State8-010-1
Eastern Illinois7-17-5
Eastern Kentucky5-36-5
Southeast Missouri State3-44-7
Tennessee Tech3-54-7
Murray State2-63-8
Tennessee State1-64-6
Austin Peay0-80-11