Scores

Final

Jacksonville St 14

(5-2, 2-2 away)

Kentucky 38

(3-4, 2-2 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

12:00 PM ET, October 22, 2011

Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY

1 2 3 4 T
JVST 0 7 0 714
UK 7 17 0 1438

Top Performers

Passing: M. Newton (UK) - 105 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Williams (UK) - 22 CAR, 148 YDS

Receiving: L. King (UK) - 5 REC, 84 YDS, 2 TD

CoShik Williams' career day powers Kentucky to end 4-game skid

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- CoShik Williams ran for a career-high 148 yards and Kentucky snapped a four-game losing streak with a 38-14 win over Jacksonville State on Saturday.

With injuries in the backfield, Williams took up the slack as the primary ball carrier after sophomore Raymond Sanders left in the first quarter with an ankle injury. Williams, a junior, finished with 22 carries.

Freshman Josh Clemons, the Wildcats' leading rusher on the season, had already been ruled out for the season with a knee injury.

Williams' previous career best was 95 yards rushing -- set against Charleston Southern last season.

The Wildcats were able to break out after a bye week, earning a season-best 445 yards of total offense and 340 yards of total offense despite missing their two primary tailbacks.

Kentucky (3-4) struggled to move the ball in the first quarter with its first three possessions ended with two punts and a lost fumble. The Wildcats entered this game ranked 118th out of 120 FBS teams in total offense, earning just 229 yards per game this season. Their first three possessions carried held true to that reputation, ending with only one first down, two punts and a lost fumble.

But with 3:33 left in the first, safety Martavius Neloms sacked Jacksonville State quarterback Coty Blanchard, forced a fumble and ran it back 40 yards for the game's first score.

The offense began clicking in the second quarter for the Wildcats, and they finished with 253 yards of total offense at halftime. They had gained a total of 251 yards in their previous two games combined

Washaun Ealey rushed for 120 yards for the Gamecocks (5-2). He ran for 157 yards and five touchdowns against the Wildcats last year for Georgia before transferring to Jacksonville State in the spring.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JVST
UK
1st Downs1622
Total Yards270445
Passing112105
Rushing158340
Penalties7-653-35
3rd Down Conversions2-116-13
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers32
Possession26:0133:59

Passing Leaders

Jacksonville StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Blanchard11/231124.912
KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Newton10/161056.620

Rushing Leaders

Jacksonville StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ealey161207.5020
Middleton9182.005
KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams221486.7037
Newton12756.3114

Receiving Leaders

Jacksonville StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper23115.5022
Bonner12222.0122
KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
King58416.8229
Roark2126.008

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJVSTUK
TD03:33Martavius Neloms 40 Yd Fumble Return (Craig Mcintosh Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERJVSTUK
TD13:37La'Rod King 29 Yd Pass From Morgan Newton (Craig Mcintosh Kick) 014
TD06:05Morgan Newton 1 Yd Run (Craig Mcintosh Kick) 021
TD02:28Alan Bonner 22 Yd Pass From Coty Blanchard (James Esco Kick) 721
FG00:00Craig McIntosh 27 Yd 724
FOURTH QUARTERJVSTUK
TD14:55La'Rod King 6 Yd Pass From Morgan Newton (Craig Mcintosh Kick) 731
TD14:38Gabriel Chambers 99 Yd Kickoff Return (James Esco Kick) 1431
TD06:40Jonathan George 9 Yd Run (Craig Mcintosh Kick) 1438