A quick summary of Kentucky's 48-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.
Summary: UK was not sharp early on either side of the ball. Louisiana-Monroe went to the air and took a 7-3 lead. A JoJo Kemp pass from the Wildcat formation was intercepted and returned to the UK 9-yard line. ULM led 14-3 after one quarter. The crowd was quiet. An upset seemed in the making. Next came a stunning reversal. UK reeled off 45 straight points. An 83-yard yard TD pass from Patrick Towles to Javess Blue made it 14-10, then Josh Forrest returned an interception 29 yards for a score and UK suddenly led 17-14. Bud Dupree and the UK defense put a stop on ULM, setting up a 44-yard drive TD which ended with Towles hooking up with Blake Bone on a fade route.
Halftime score: Kentucky 24, ULM 14.
Thumbs up: Welcome back Boom. The first two times Boom Williams touched the ball, he ran back a kick 75 yards and had a carry for 19 yards.
Thumbs down: UK started the game with great field possession on the first two drives. The result was three points. It reached the ULM 24 on its third and did not score.
Summary: The Kentucky defense came out applying the pressure. Its effort set up a short scoring drive which ended with a spectacular 21-yard catch Blue. The defense got on the board again, this time with a Marcus McWilson 36-yard interception return. It was 38-14 with 5:39 left in the third quarter. It marked the first time since 1986 UK had returned two interceptions for scores. Boom Williams put this one away with a 58-yard scoring run and UK led 45-14 with 4:07 left in the third.
Final score: Kentucky 48, ULM 14.
Thumbs up:The one-handed touchdown catch by Blue was one for the highlight reel.
Thumbs down:Nothing to pick on in a dominate second half by the Cats.