LEXINGTON Ky. (WYMT) - Wildcats quarterback Maxwell Smith continued to impress during the second week of the season as the Cats took care of Kent State easily, 47-14.
Smith had a career game. He was 30 of 39 for 354 yards, adding four touchdowns. Smith's 354 yards was the most since Andre Woodson threw for 430 yards against Tennessee back in 2007. Head coach Joker Phillips says it doesn't come as a surprise he's performed so well.
"We knew that he would someday, I shouldn't say we knew. Every time you sign somebody, that's what you think, but we hoped this would be him someday", said Phillips. "Again, we decided in five practices that this would benefit him, and it has. It's not only benefited him, it's benefited some young receivers. Our system is a little bit more simple also. It gives those guys a chance to find grass and catch the ball and get up the field for us."