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Towles throws 3 TD passes, Kentucky returns 2 INTs for TDs in 48-14 rout of Louisiana-Monroe

  • Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles keeps the ball to gain yards against the Louisiana Monroe defense during the first half of the of an NCAA college football game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

    Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles keeps the ball to gain yards against the Louisiana Monroe defense during the first half of the of an NCAA college football game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kentucky defensive end Alvin Dupree tackles Louisiana Monroe quarterback Pete Thomas during the first half of the of an NCAA college football game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

    Kentucky defensive end Alvin Dupree tackles Louisiana Monroe quarterback Pete Thomas during the first half of the of an NCAA college football game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kentucky cornerback Blake McClain breaks up a pass to Louisiana Monroe running back Tyler Cain during the first half of the of an NCAA college football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

    Kentucky cornerback Blake McClain breaks up a pass to Louisiana Monroe running back Tyler Cain during the first half of the of an NCAA college football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)  (The Associated Press)

Patrick Towles threw three touchdown passes and Kentucky returned two interceptions for TDs as the Wildcats overcame a 14-3 deficit with 45 unanswered points for a 48-14 victory on Saturday.

Sluggish on both sides of the ball through the first 22 minutes, the Wildcats (5-1) awoke to surge ahead on Towles' 83-yard TD pass to Javess Blue and Josh Forrest's 29-yard interception return 1:05 apart in the second quarter. Towles hit Blake Bone with a 4-yard TD pass before halftime and Kentucky poured it on en route to its third straight win.

Marcus McWilson returned a pickoff 36 yards for another TD as Kentucky's defense recorded six sacks. Blue added a 21-yard TD reception and freshman running back Stanley "Boom" Williams returned from a one-game suspension to rush for 104 yards, including a 58-yard TD, as the Wildcats broke 45 points for the second straight week.