The UK Football team held its annual spring football game today, and despite the gloomy weather, the first team offense put on quite a show for the fans.
In front of an estimated crowd of 4,500 fans, the first teamUKoffense and defense (Kentucky) went up against the second team (Wildcats). The second team wa spotted a 14-0 lead to start the game.
QB Maxwell Smith came out on fire, going 18 of 25 for 240 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in first half.
WR Demarco Robinson had five catches for 113 yards and 2 TD. The first half ended with a 21-21 tie. The first team overcame the 14-0 hole that they started in to even things up against the second team.
UK’s first team defense held the second team to only 7 points and had 5 first-half sacks.
In the second-half, Max Smith threw his second INT to CB Eric Simmons on the opening drive, but the first team defense continued to stifle the second string offense and back-to-back rushing TDs by RB Raymond Sanders and RB Coshik Williams put the first team ahead 35-2 and would go on to win 35-28.
Here are some key stats from the game:
Backup QB Jacob Russell had an effective outing, throwing for 96 yards and 1 TD while rushing for 39 yards and another TD.
Max Smith finished 29 of 45 for 353 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs.
Sophomore WR Demarco Robinson finished with 9 catches for 146 yards and 2 TDs.
TE Tyler Robinson also had big day, snagging 5 catches for 75 yards.
RB Raymond Sanders ran 8 times for 32 yards and 2 TDS.
Senior WR LaRod King sat out today’s spring game. He tweaked his knee during last weeks’ scrimmage, so its nothing serious.