The 2010 Official Blue & White Kentucky Game Recap Week 1: #25 Houston 49 @ Kentucky 14 This matchup on paper looked pretty overwhelming for the Kentucky defense, and it proved to be exactly that as the game in Lexington wrapped up the 2nd half Saturday. Houston did whatever they wanted through the air, amassing 475 yards, and 606 yards overall. The Wildcats went for a meekly comparing 255 overall. While UK tried to slow down the tempo of the game, they never could get a rhythm and really never got off the ground. After the first drives of the game were over, the blue and white clad Kentucky faithful were buzzing after watching each team storm down the field to score touchdowns. But only the visitors from Houston kept the punches coming. At halftime it still looked to be in reach, but as the day wore on the UK defense just lost the will to fight. Case Keenum really started his Heisman candidacy right, starting hot and going 24 of 30 for 374 and 4 tds. Unfortunately he left the game in the 2nd half with an undisclosed injury, and hopefully it's nothing serious. In his stead Cotton Turner came in and went 5 for 7 with a td toss. If that's not enough to know the tale of the tape, the Cougars also went a dazzling 7 for 9 on 3rd down, racked up 23 first downs, and seemingly regardless of distance, kept the UK offense off of the field. There were 2 turnovers apiece, but while Kentucky was simply fighting for their life and collected 2 fumbles deep in their own end, they gave up a fumble that was taken back a mere 6 yards for a td and threw an interception after making some good progress on a drive in the first half. The lone bright spot for the Cats, was Derrick Locke, who gained 101 yards on 19 carries. Unfortunately for his team, 56 of those came on the 2nd offensive play of the game, and he was held relatively in check the rest of the day. Locke also caught 5 passes as the coaching staff tried to devise ways to get him the ball, but only gained 27 yards. The Cougars also 4 receivers with at least 5 catches and 75 yards, including James Cleveland who caught 6 for 159 and 2 tds. Next week, the Wildcats will travel to Iowa State, to face a Cyclone squad who just finished putting up 50 and winning a classic in South Bend. It will be the first of 4 straight on the road.