OHIOU 0 0 3 0 3
KENTUCKY 14 3 3 0 20
Date of game: 9/6/2014

Recap: Kentucky vs. Ohio U

Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Towles passed for 170 yards and a touchdown, helping the Kentucky Wildcats down the Ohio University Bobcats, 20-3, in non-conference action at Commonwealth Stadium.

Towles completed 17-of-31 pass attempts for the Wildcats (2-0). Ryan Timmons was his favorite target as he caught 10 passes for 95 yards. Stanley Boom Williams ran for 60 yards and a score.

JD Sprague threw for 143 yards on 13-of-25 passing for the Bobcats (1-1). Brendan Cope tallied 57 yards on four catches.

The Wildcats capped off the game's opening drive with an eight-yard touchdown pass from Towles to Dorian Baker, three-and-a-half minutes into the contest. Williams added to the Kentucky lead with an explosive, 53-yard run three minutes later, making it 14-0.

It took until just before the end of the first half for another scoring play, with Kentucky kicker Austin MacGinnis converting a 53-yard field goal to make it 17-0.

The Bobcats finally got on the scoreboard just under three minutes into the second half, when Josiah Yazdani converted on a 44-yard field goal.

MacGinnis countered the Ohio field goal with one of his own midway through the third, from 33 yards.

Neither team could mount enough offense to break through in the final quarter, as Kentucky opened the season with back-to-back victories.

The Wildcats held the Bobcats to just 223 yards of total offensive.

Game Notes

Mountain West teams have edge in early bowl matchups

The Mountain West Conference has struggled in bowl games the last two years with a 6-7 record both straight up and against the spread. However, five of those 13 games were against Pac-12 teams.

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