LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky leads Tennessee at the half, 13-3.
The Wildcats got on the board first after the opening kick. Lynn Bowden started at quarterback with he and A.J. Rose running the ball. UK went for it on 4th and 1 by bringing in Sawyer Smith to go for it on a quarterback keeper. UK wouldn't stop until they had gone 17 plays in 10:18 seconds. Rose finished off the drive from 2 yards out to put the Cats up 7-0. Bowden was 2-2 passing for 8 yards on the drive.
The Kentucky defense forced Tennessee to punt after three plays. Josh Pashchal blocked the punt and it was picked up by Drew Schlegel and the Wildcats were in business. Two plays later, Kavosiey Smoke would carry it 22 yards for the touchdown. Chance Poore's extra point was blocked but Kentucky was up 13-0. UK out gained Tennessee 112-3 in the first quarter and held the ball for 12:23 of the quarter.
Tennessee finally stopped UK and then started moving the ball on offense. The Volunteers put together an 11 play drive for 71 yards that ended with a Brent Cimaglia 24 yard field goal and the UK lead was down to 13-3.
Tennessee had a chance at the end of the half with a hail mary but Quandre Mosley knocked down the pass in the end zone. UK leading 13-3 at the break.