LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky hosted Middle Tennessee for the final home game of the season and that meant saying goodbye to 16 Seniors.
Mike Edwards made sure to make it a great Senior Day. On the Blue Raiders first possession, the defensive back from Cincinnati intercepted a pass and ran it back 66 yards for the touchdown. UK takes a 7-0 lead.
On the next Middle Tennessee possession, Edwards forced a fumble that was recovered by Davonte Robinson. UK would put together a drive that was capped off by a Benny Snell, Jr. seven yard run. 14-0 Kentucky in front.
Middle Tennessee put together an 11 play drive against the Wildcats that ended with Brent Stockstill throwing a 6 yard touchdown to Chaton Mobley. The Blue Raiders cut into the UK lead at 17-7.
Kentucky’s next possession, Terry Wilson carried for the first time and picked up 36 yards. Next play, A.J. Rose went 32 and scored a touchdown but after a review he was called out at the one. He would score again on a one yard run but that was called back for holding. Then, Terry Wilson made a great spin move to avoid a sack, set and fired 11 yards to C.J. Conrad for the touchdown. UK would take a 24-7 lead.
UK would give up a bad punt and then a Blue Raiders field goal. At the half, UK would lead 24-10. Middle Tennessee outgained UK 198-183 in total yards. UK only passed the ball 7 times in the half.