The first drive of the game represented how the rest of the game would go, a fiery new Kentucky Wildcats team willing to score by rushing, passing and simply coming out to compete. Maxwell Smith started as quarterback, but once in the red zone, Neal Brown switched Smith for Jalen Whitlow. Whitlow would go on to rush nine yards for a touchdown.
The Cats had more up their sleeves in the first quarter as they opened up the air raid attack on the Redhawks. Smith completed two touchdown passes to Javess Blue and Jonathan George. The Cats also scored a field goal, rounding out the Cats’ first quarter points at 24.
The Cats were not the only ones scoring in the first quarter, the Redhawks scored as well. Their only points of the game came off a fumble return for the easy six points and the extra point attempt.
As for the second quarter, there was not a lot going on scoring wise. The Cats scored the only touchdown with a rushing touchdown from Raymond Sanders. However, that was the only positive aspect of the second quarter as penalties started to pile up on the Cats. The Cats would go up 31-7 to the Redhawks.
Unlike the first and second quarters, neither team would score in the third quarter. However, on a positive note, the penalties for the Cats started to disappear.
In the fourth quarter, the Cats quickly scored with a field goal. Soon after, the Cats return on offense, Smith passed for 56 yards to Jeff Badet for a touchdown to put the Cats up 41-7.
The Redhawks also had a chance at points as they attempted a field goal, but missed wide left.
The Cats finished the game with 675 total yards, 413 passing yards, 262 rushing yards, 27 first downs and only one turnover with a final score of 41-7 Cats.