Good practice, UK building confidence

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Kentucky Wildcats put together a solid practice Tuesday, four days away from teeing it up with Ohio University in Commonwealth Stadium. The UK offense is coming off a 59 point, 656 yard performance against UT-Martin.

"We had good work today," said offensive coordinator Neal Brown. "A lot of good energy for a Tuesday. I think we're building some confidence after going out and playing well on Saturday, which we needed."

Sophomore quarterback Patrick Towles completed 20 passes and threw for 377 yards in his first collegiate start. He benefitted from receivers who made plays and good protection from his offensive line. Towles was not sacked once.

"I'm extremely comfortable with those guys to not worry about it," Towles said. "Takes a lot for a quarterback not to have to worry about the rush. I take three steps back there and I'm not paying attention to what they're doing because I trust them to take care of it."

Kentucky rolled 59-14 over UT-Martin but Ohio figures to be a bigger challenge Saturday.

"I think it's still to be determined, to be honest with you," Brown said. "I think UT Martin is a good football team, but we went out and performed like we needed to perform. I think a lot more of the story will be told this week. See how we do against a good football team that's been to five bowl games in a row, I believe."

Kentucky and Ohio will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The game will be televised by ESPNU.

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