By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky starting quarterback Drew Barker lasted only one series against New Mexico State here Saturday night. He hurt his back and then threw an interception on the third play.
That brought on backup Stephen Johnson and he threw for 310 yards and three scores in UK’s 62-42 victory over New Mexico State.
New Mexico State coach Doug Martin, a former UK player, said his team was not surprised by what Johnson did.
“We kind of anticipated that. We thought that’s the way they would go eventually, so we worked on that all week,” Martin said.