LEXINGTON - Central Michigan coach Dan Enos wasn’t sure that Kentucky’s improved offensive performance in the second half Saturday was all that complicated to figure out.
“Offensively, it seemed like they just started getting (Josh Clemons) the ball. I don’t think he carried it in the first half,” Enos said after Kentucky rallied for a 27-13 win. “That was the big adjustment that I saw. He became a main part of the game. Clemons, to me, is a good football player. I believe he’s a true freshman, but he is going to be a good football player.”
Kentucky fans might think Clemons already is after his game-changing 87-yard touchdown run — the longest ever by a Kentucky freshman — late in the third quarter.
Clemons, who had a 14-yard scoring run in his Kentucky¿debut against Western Kentucky, finished the game with 126 yards on 14 carries, but it was the play in which he bounced off tackles at the line, cut outside and then outran the Central Michigan defense that energized the Wildcats.