LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Andre Woodson threw a 57-yard touchdown
pass to Steve Johnson with 28 seconds left and Kentucky shocked No.
9 Louisville 40-34 Saturday night, the Wildcats' first victory over
a top-10 team in three decades.
Kentucky (3-0) was about to lose its fifth in a row to its
intrastate rival and had been pushed back because of a personal
foul penalty. Then Johnson zipped past the secondary and Woodson
nailed him in stride.
Woodson completed 30 of 44 passes for 275 yards and four TDs as
he beat Brian Brohm, a rival dating to high school, for the first
Brohm's last-second desperation attempt was deflected and caught
by Harry Douglas at the 10, but time expired.
Although Brohm didn't put up the gaudy numbers of his first two
games when he amassed nine TD passes, he did lead a late drive that
put Louisville (2-1) in a position to win.
Kentucky was ahead 33-28 with 6 minutes left when Brohm began an
84-yard drive that ended in Anthony Allen's 2-yard plunge. It was
the second touchdown for Allen, who had 96 rushing yards a week
after generating a team-high 5 against Middle Tennessee.
Woodson went another game without throwing an interception,
extending his streak of pawithout one to 257. That broke the
Southeastern Conference record set by Georgia's David Greene in
2004 and is 14 shorent Dilfer's NCAA mark.
Louisville's offensive line was one of only three in the country
that didn't allow a sack through the first two games, but Kentucky
got to Brohm three times.
Kentucky would have had a fourth sack, halting Brohm deep in his
own territory, but a 15-yard personal foul penalty on cornerback
Trevard Lindley negated that and gave Brohm another chance. He took
advantage, firing a 42-yard bomb to Douglas, who later scored from
3 yards out.
Douglas led all receivers with a career-high 13 catches for 223
yards, his sixth straight game topping 100 yards.
Brohm, who was 28-for-43 for 366 yards and three TDs, led the
Cardinals down the field on their next possession, setting up a
10-yard run by Allen that put them on front for the first time,
Woodson answered during the first drive of the second half,
leading the Wildcats 78 yards. John Conner scored on a 7-yard
Kentucky barely had a chance to celebrate regaining the lead.
Louisville's Trent Guy took the kickoff 100 yards to put the
Cardinals back on top.
Guy's third career TD return - first on a kickoff - was a makeup
play for his mistake in the opening seconds that gave the Wildcats
early momentum. He fumbled the opening kick, setting up a Kentucky
That and an interception by Lindley helped give Kentucky an
early 13-0 lead.
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