Kentucky marched down the field and scored on its opening drive Saturday afternoon against Vanderbilt, largely because of its 1-2 punch in the backfield.
The Wildcats took a 7-0 lead with running backs Boom Williams and Jojo Kemp leading the way, each breaking off impressive runs. Kemp punched in the game’s first score from 4 yards out.
Watch some of those plays from Kentucky’s opening drive here:
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Let's take a closer look at the Cats' impressive opening possession scoring drive: pic.twitter.com/T3C3ag0cq3
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The Wildcats led 7-3 at the end of the first quarter.
Because of the early rushing success, Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson was able to execute a perfect play-action to score a touchdown on the ground himself, making it 14-3 in the second quarter.
After banging Snell and Kemp inside, Johnson pulls and walks into the Endzone. Play worked because of Snell & Kemp success pic.twitter.com/LhRWUvUH8H
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