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Kentucky opens up season with win over UL Monroe

Will Levis threw for career highs of 367 yards and four touchdowns.
Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) celebrates a Chris Rodriguez Jr. (24) touchdown during the...
Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) celebrates a Chris Rodriguez Jr. (24) touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisiana-Monroe in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)(Michael Clubb | AP)
Published: Sep. 4, 2021 at 3:18 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - With Kroger Field back at full capacity, the Kentucky Wildcats started the 2021 season with a 45-10 win over UL Monroe.

Penn State transfer Will Levis threw for career highs of 367 yards and four touchdowns in his Kentucky debut, including two to fellow transfer Wan’Dale Robinson, and the Wildcats overcame an early hole to blow out ULM in their season opener.

The Wildcats shrugged off a 7-0 deficit after a turnover to overwhelm the rebuilding Warhawks.

Unveiling a new pro set offense with Levis behind center, Kentucky piled up 341 of its 554 yards by halftime. Robinson and Josh Ali each caught five passes for 125 and 136 yards receiving, respectively.

Kentucky returns to Kroger Field for week two against Missouri. That game scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

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