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Will Levis Sets Stoops Era Record with Passing Performance vs. NIU

Will Levis
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Will Levis continues to establish himself as the best Kentucky quarterback of the Mark Stoops era, especially when it comes to numbers.

The UK quarterback completed 18-of-26 passes vs. Northern Illinois Saturday night, totaling 303 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-23 victory.

The performance was the sixth 300+ yard game of Levis’ Kentucky career, moving him past Patrick Towles for the most under Stoops and fourth most in school history.

Levis has already surpassed 1,000 yards in four games, totaling 1,185 yards, 10 touchdowns, and four interceptions in Kentucky’s 4-0 start.

“Will Levis played an extremely good game once again,” Stoops said. “We improved in certain areas with the protection. They were bringing a lot of pressure and we made them pay for it. We got him protected and we hit the ball down the field and created some explosive plays. That was good to see.”

The return of Chris Rodriguez should help Kentucky’s running game as conference play fires up at Ole Miss Saturday afternoon. The presence and threat of Rodriguez on the ground should open up more balance for Kentucky offensively, especially in play action.

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