A quick look at Kentucky's 20-3 victory over Ohio University at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.
Summary: The UK offense started as it did in the opener. Patrick Towles ran for 22 yards and passed for 50 yards on the game's first possession. His 8-yard TD pass to freshman Dorian Baker made it 7-0. UK freshman Stanley "Boom" Williams was hyped as explosive. UK fans got a taste of why when he burst up the middle for a 53-yard score on the second possession.
Kentucky then lost its offensive rhythm, relying mostly on the legs of Towles. Austin MacGinnis, who earlier missed an easy field goal attempt, made it 17-0 with a 53-yarder that tied a school record. Ohio missed a field goal to end the half.
Halftime: Kentucky 17, Ohio 0
Thumbs up: The UK defense has not yet been scored on in the first half. That has not happened since 1988.
Thumbs down: Special teams. UK had an illegal block on a punt return for the second straight week, and MacGinnis missed a 28-yard field goal attempt.
Summary: The teams traded field goals to open the half and it turned into a game with little flow. Backup quarterback JD Sprague put some life in the Ohio offense while the UK offense continued stalling after nice drives. It was the legs of Towles carrying much of the load for the UK offense. By early in the fourth quarter, what started as a sunny day turned into a downpour. The outcome was never in doubt but showed Kentucky has a lot of work to do.
Final: Kentucky 20, Ohio 3.
Thumbs up: Ohio did not score a touchdown.
Thumbs down: Kentucky must do a better job finishing drives.