By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky’s first half of the 2019 season was not exactly what UK fans were hoping for.
Kentucky and Toledo are tied 14-14 in a game the Cats have never led. Toledo went 63 yards in seven plays to start the game to take a 7-0 lead and midway of the first quarter had 104 total yards to 0 for Kentucky.
The Cats countered finally with a 13-play, 96-yard scoring drive but even that score came with tight end Justin Ring recovered Chris Rodriguez’s goal line fumble.
Did that intimidate Toledo? No.
The visitors got a 21-yard scoring run from quarterback Mitch Guadagni to go back on top 14-7 before Asim Rose’s 11-yard scoring run followed a 29-yard pass to Lynn Bowden and Rose’s 21-yard run to tie the game 14-14.
Toledo has 231 yards to 169 for Kentucky. Remember UK quarterback coach Darin Hinshaw talking about UK might throw 35 or more times per game? So far Terry Wilson is 5-for-7 for 56 yards.
Toledo is 5-for-8 on third down conversions to 1-for-5 for UK.
Guadagni is 7-for-11 passing for 122 yards and has ran 10 times for 56 yards.
Sophomore linebacker DeAndre Square has seven tackles, including six solo stops and one for loss, to for UK and defensive back Jordan Griffin has five tackles.