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Levis helps No. 9 Kentucky shut out Youngstown State 31-0

Michael Clubb/AP
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Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) runs the ball up the field during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Youngstown State in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)

Will Levis accounted for three touchdowns, Kavosiey Smoke ran for a score and No. 9 Kentucky shook off a slow start to shut out Youngstown State 31-0 on Saturday.

Ranked in the top 10 ranking for the first time since October 2007, the Wildcats followed up last week’s SEC win at Florida by physically dominating the FCS Penguins. Kentucky outgained YSU 480-192 on the way to its first shutout since beating Miami (Ohio) 42-0 in September 2009. The Wildcats gave coach Mark Stoops a victory over his hometown school. Levis posted his second 300-yard effort in three games, passing for 377 yards.