Kentucky rolls over Samford 34-3

Kentucky rolls over Samford 34-3
November 17, 2012, 10:56 pm
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Kentucky's Demarco Robinson, left, escapes the grasp of Samford's Durell Hill during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Freshman Jalen Whitlow passed for one touchdown and ran for another, Raymond Sanders rushed for a career-high 123 yards and a TD and Kentucky blew out Samford 34-3 Saturday night to end an eight-game losing streak.

The Wildcats (2-9) scored their highest point total since beating Kent State 47-14 on Sept. 8. Kentucky's skid led to the Nov. 4 firing of coach Joker Phillips, who will finish the season on Saturday at Tennessee.

Whitlow completed 10 of 13 passes for 66 yards and an 11-yard touchdown to senior wide receiver Gene McCaskill. He also rushed for a 20-yard touchdown and finished with 59 yards on seven carries.

Sanders rushed for a 14-yard touchdown that made it 24-3. Tristian Johnson followed with a 25-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

Kentucky, which scored on six of its first eight drives, outgained Samford 455-102 including 342 rushing compared to minus-2 for Samford.