For Kentucky, the best defense may be power offense. The ability to run with guys like Rafael Little and Tony Dixon puts the kind of pressure on opposing offenses that the UK defense can’t generate by itself.
In a game like this, it makes opponents start to think about throwing the ball — and that’s not a thought that is going to be kind to Kent State, which came in hoping to keep the UK offense off the field while chewing up large portions of it themselves.
One more scoring drive and UK will have this thing in its pocket — and despite an ugly first half, it would have to be marked down as an impressive win. This is a Kent State team that won the road at Iowa State and ran all over the Wildcats in the first half.
Woodson throws 51 yards to Burton for a touchdown, and that’s the ballgame with UK leading, 4:22 left in the third.
UK now up 35-14.