LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Backup quarterback Shane Boyd threw one
touchdown pass, caught one and ran for two other scores as Kentucky
beat Ohio 35-14 on Saturday night.
Boyd relieved starter Jared Lorenzen after Lorenzen lost two
fumbles in the first quarter. Boyd scored on runs on 8 and 12
yards, threw a 42-yard scoring pass to Tommy Cook and caught a
30-yard TD pass from Lorenzen in the fourth quarter.
School officials did not immediately know if any previous
Kentucky player had touchdowns passing, receiving and rushing in a
Kentucky (3-4) limited Ohio (2-5) to 153 yards of offense
through three quarters but struggled to put away the Bobcats. Ohio
led for much of the first half and was within a touchdown early in
the fourth quarter after a 58-yard touchdown pass from Austen
Everson to Ray Huston.
Two touchdown passes in the final 10:07 by Lorenzen, to Boyd and
Derek Abney, clinched the win for the Wildcats in the final
nonconference game of the season for both teams. Lorenzen has 74
career touchdowns passes, tying Tim Couch's school record.
Boyd accounted for 169 yards rushing, receiving and passing. His
85 yards rushing was a season high for Kentucky.
Everson, a freshman making his second start, lost two fumbles
and rushed for just 28 yards on 21 carries.
Tyler Russ recovered Lorenzen's fumble at the Kentucky 7 to set
up Ohio's first touchdown, a 7-yard run by Brad Young less than
five minutes into the game.
Andrew Hopewell partially blocked a punt to give Kentucky
possession at the Ohio 26, and Boyd eventually scored on an 8-yard
run midway through the second quarter to tie it at 7.