Summary: Randall Cobb and Cameron Newton showed why they are two of the nation's most electrifying players. Kentucky scored in seven plays after the opening kickoff, but Auburn answered with drives of 78 and 80 yards.
Thumbs up: Kentucky rediscovered the Wildcat formation.
Thumbs down: Two third-down UK defensive penalties kept Auburn drives alive.
Summary: Newton showed he belongs in the Heisman Trophy chatter. The UK offense began to sputter while Auburn moved effortlessly down the field to go up 31-7. Auburn gained 344 yards and averaged more than 9 yards per play. It looked like it could be a rout.
Thumbs up: Mike Hartline was 14-for-15 passing. The incompletion was a drop.
Thumbs down: Newton might be Superman or Tebow-like but it was too easy.
Summary: The UK defense held Auburn scoreless. Cobb's touchdown catch made it 31-24 and meant he had scored by run, pass and catch. Cobb reversed field on a scramble for 26 yards to the 1, then he scored from there to make it 31-31.Thumbs up: Winston Guy's first career interception reversed the tide.Thumbs down: Derrick Locke went out with a bruised shoulder.
Summary: The teams traded field goals to open the quarter. Auburn took the ball over at its own 7-yard line with 7:22 left and the score tied. Newton kept the ball on 11 of 19 plays, setting up a 24-yard field goal on the game's final play.
Thumbs up: The Kentucky defense showed some spark, playing its best half.
Thumbs down: It would have been nice to see the UK offense have a chance to win it.