LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Terry Wilson threw a second-quarter touchdown, and Chris Rodriguez rushed for another after the first of six interceptions that helped Kentucky beat Mississippi State 24-2.
Jordan Wright sealed the hard-earned victory by scoring on an 8-yard interception return of Costello with 6:25 remaining for the Wildcats.
Kentucky gained just 157 yards but that held up thanks to an aggressive defense that shut out the Bulldogs’ Air Raid offense.
Kentucky picked off K.J. Costello four times, the first of which linebacker Josh Paschal jumped perfectly to return 76 yards and set up Rodriguez’s 2-yard TD run that made it 14-0.