College Football: Kentucky 24, Southern Miss 17 - D1SportsNet

GAMEDAY College Football

1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   Postseason


College football

Kentucky 24, Southern Miss 17

Kentucky built a double-digit lead in the first half against Southern Mississippi, and this time there was no second-half collapse as the Wildcats avenged last year's opening-game loss, beating the Golden Eagles 24-17 on Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Last year the Wildcats watched a 25-point second-quarter lead erased by the biggest comeback in Southern Mississippi history in a 44-35 loss.

This time, Southern Miss had the ball deep in its own end down a touchdown in the final two minutes. But quarterback Kwadra Griggs' desperation pass on fourth-and-20 was incomplete.

Kentucky went up 24-10 late in the third quarter when Darius West sacked Griggs, and linebacker Denzil Ware returned the fumble 20 yards for a score.

The Golden Eagles cut it to 24-17 when Griggs hit Korey Robertson on a 26-yard touchdown pass.

Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson's eight-yard run on third-and-4 put Kentucky up 7-0 early in the second quarter.

The touchdown was set up by a Golden Eagles turnover. Quarterback Keon Howard was sacked and fumbled, with Ware recovering on the Southern Miss 14-yard line.

After Rachuan Mitchell's 22-yard field goal cut the Kentucky lead to 7-3, Sihiem King's 46-yard kickoff return set up the Wildcats at the Golden Eagles' 37-yard line.

Three plays later Johnson hit tight end C.J. Conrad on a 23-yard pass to make it 14-3.

Both offenses struggled in the opening period.

The Wildcats' promising second drive was undone by a Wildcat formation miscue.

Kentucky had a first-and-goal from the 4-yard line after Johnson hit Conrad for 59 yards. But running back Benny Snell took a direct snap on the next play and fumbled, the game's first turnover.

The Golden Eagles had just one rushing yard in the first quarter.

Johnson finished 11 of 20 for 176 yards and a touchdown. Griggs threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 15 of 26 passing.

Kentucky has its home opener Saturday against Eastern Kentucky. The Golden Eagles host Southern the same day.



1800AnyLens Contacts
Active Advantage
Aha- Discover Objects for Every Aspect of Your Life. Join our global community of conscious consumers today. Together, we’re making an investment in creativity.
Download IEC Standards
Auto Parts Warehouse
B2C Jewels
Auto Detailing Supplies Inc
Best Hotel Deals - Save up to 75% Off on Hotels
Classic Football Shirts
The Color Run
Day Trade Smart LLC
Stop Paying Full Price at the Dentist - Click to Save
Diamond CBD
Dollar Tree
Electro Antiperspirant - MIN $100 PER ORDER
College Gear at
Fare Buzz
Frank & Oak
Free Country, Ltd.
Hampshire Labs
HP Commission
Grab a Last Minute Hotel Deals. Get up to $40 Off with Coupon Code HWIZ40*. Book Now
Joe's New Balance Outlet
Kidrobot Toys, Art Figures & Collectibles + Free Shipping on USA orders $75+
TeamSportswear Affiliate Ad mini banner
MAGIX Software
Medical Supply Depot
Licensed sports merchandise from all your favorite NCAA, NFL, NHL & MLB teams! Gifts, game day apparel & more.
Nudwear Lingerie
Oasap Limited
The Perfect Rug - 3 - 728x90
Oxygen Plus - Pure Recreational Oxygen
Pimsleur New Low Pricing MP3
Fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit, Orange, Pear and Apple Gifts
Pure Internet Freedom with PureVPN
Rear View Safety Back Up Sensors
Get your Kicks at
Get the latest kicks, apparel, & accessories at
Smarthome LIFX 'works with' - shop now!
Double VIP Points Every Wednesday
Timex is one of China¡¯s leading e-commerce export site, providing high quality products with best price. With 70,000 items across more than 100 categories, we have served 400,000 people in over 170 countries around the world.Enjoy online shopping
Get huge discount on Weekend Travel Deals! Book now and get extra $15 off with Coupon Code – TLWGA15.
V76 Shop Now USA, LLC