Murray State 6

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Kentucky 37

(1-1, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 6, 2003

Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY

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MURR 0 6 0 06
UK 7 16 7 737

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 8,435.

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 quarters.

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.