The Kentucky Wildcats opened their 2014 season with a convincing 59-14 win over UT Martin at home Saturday afternoon in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

After the game, the UK athletic department released some facts and figures about the game, the team and the players that fans may find interesting:

  • Opening with a bang: UK is now 84-35-5 all-time in season openers and is 71-15-4 in openers at home.
  • Putting up points: The Cats 59 points Saturday marked their most points in a single game since putting up 63 on Western Kentucky in 2010. The 45-point margin of victory was UK’s largest since a 77-17 win over UTEP in 2002.
  • Running to paydirt: Kentucky’s six rushing touchdowns were the most in a game since a showdown with Kent State in 2007.
  • Yards galore: The Wildcats’ 656 yards of total offense was the fourth highest single-game total in school history.
  • Plenty of turnovers: The defense forced five turnovers, the most UK has forced in a game since forcing five against Louisville in 2008.
  • Dandy debuts: The Cats had 201 yards by players who were not on the team a season ago, and all 422 yards through the air came from quarterbacks who did not attempt a single pass last year. Six of the team’s eight tackles for loss on defense came from players who did not play for the Cats last season.
  • Big arms: Kentucky’s 422 passing yards were its most in a game since a 2007 loss to Tennessee.
  • Towles toys with Skyhawks: Patrick Towles made his first career start, ran for his first career touchdown and posted the most yards from scrimmage (407) in a UK quarterback’s first start since Dusty Bonner in 1999,