Levis’ 4 TDs help No. 8 Kentucky hold off Northern Illinois

Wildcats improve to 4-0 overall with 31-23 win
Tayvion Robinson during Kentucky's win over Northern Illinois.
Tayvion Robinson during Kentucky's win over Northern Illinois.(UK Athletics)
Published: Sep. 24, 2022 at 10:33 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Will Levis tied a career best with four touchdown passes, including critical scores of 70 and 40 yards to Barion Brown and Tayvion Robinson, respectively, after halftime, and No. 8 Kentucky held off Northern Illinois 31-23. After allowing the pesky Huskies a tying touchdown seconds before halftime, Levis put the Wildcats ahead 21-14 just 58 seconds into the third quarter by hitting Brown across the middle on third and 10. Robinson’s second TD catch made it 31-14, a cushion Kentucky needed to withstand NIU’s rally to within a possession late in the game. Levis overcame five sacks.