LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Fresh off their upset of state rival Louisville, the Kentucky Wildcats had their biggest offensive outburst in more than a half century Saturday as Jared Lorenzen threw five touchdown passes in a 77-17 rout of Texas-El Paso.
Off to its first 2-0 start in four years, Kentucky posted its largest point total since scoring 83 points against North Dakota on Nov. 18, 1950.
Despite throwing five touchdowns, Lorenzen completed only 10 of 17 passes for 211 yards.
However, the usually pass-happy Wildcats displayed the type of a running game that has been sorely lacking in recent years, rushing for 364 yards on 44 carries.
Artose Pinner (116 yards on 16 carries) and Arliss Beach (108 yards on just nine attempts) each went over the century mark.
Kentucky led 35-10 at the half, then erupted for 28 unanswered points in the third quarter.
Lorenzen spread the wealth as Derek Abney, Aaron Boone, Chris Bernard, Glenn Holt and Chase Harp each had touchdown receptions.
Matt Austin rushed for 112 yards on 14 carries for the Miners (1-1) while Jon Schaper completed 10 of 24 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown.