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UK Ends Four Game Losing Streak

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - 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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