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LACETT | Cats blow 25 point lead, fall in season opener

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) – Former UK offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson returned to Lexington Saturday and beat the man who fired him.

With Dawson now in charge of the Southern Miss offense, the Golden Eagles scored 34 unanswered points, beating Mark Stoops and the Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium 44-35.

Senior quarterback Nick Mullens overcame three first half interceptions to finish the game with 258 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

The Wildcats led at one point 35-10 but never scored again after a late second quarter touchdown from senior running back Jojo Kemp

Sophomore quarter Drew Barker had four touchdowns in a losing effort, all of them coming in the first half. He finished the game 15-24 with 323 yards.

UK (0-1) is back in action next Saturday at 25th ranked Florida. The Wildcats have not beaten the Gators in 30 years.

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