Leary, UK offense showing positive signs

Sep. 13—Kentucky has opened its 2023 football season with two straight wins, but the Wildcats still haven't found their offensive rhythm.

In Saturday's 28-17 home victory over Eastern Kentucky, UK struggled in the first half — needing a late second-quarter touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 entering intermission. Following a first half that included missed throws, wrong reads and costly penalties, the Cats offense finally seemed to settle in under quarterback Devin Leary.

He completed 10-of-12 passes in the second half for 198 yards and three touchdowns, finishing with 299 yards with four scores and an interception on the day. Leary's efficiency helped UK score on three consecutive possessions in the second half and pull away for the win.