LEXINGTON, KY- Kentucky has their eyes set on a 10 win season and a potential New Year’s Six Bowl, but first they would need to survive a trip to Rocky Top. Which is easier said than done. While the Volunteers haven’t won an SEC game inside Neyland Stadium since 2016, Kentucky fans still weren’t as confident as maybe they should be, having lost 16 straight match-ups in Rocky Top dating back to 1984.
Tennessee got the scoring started with a seven play, 55-yard scoring drive capped off by a 19-yard Brett Cimaglia.
Tennessee 3 – Kentucky 0
Kentucky responded with a nice drive of their own, but failed to cap it off with points as Chance Poore missed a 51 yard field goal. His first attempt from 50+.
Terry Wilson began the game 8-9 throwing the football, but his completion percentage was overlooked because the offense lacked any explosive plays. Just 33 yards passing for Wilson on those eight completions.
Tennessee on the other hand was producing explosive plays with ease. The Volunteers had three plays going for over 25 yards through the air, and another 29 yard burst on the ground. To compare, Kentucky didn’t have a single play tally more than 10 yards in the first half. The Volunteers second touchdown came on a three-yard rush from Tim Jordan.
Tennessee 10 – Kentucky 0
Tennessee finished off the half with a five play, 72 yard drive in just one minute. The Vols ended the drive with a 39-yard TD reception by Marquez Callaway. At the end of the first half Tennessee had out gained Kentucky in yardage 241 to 68.
Tennessee 17- Kentucky 0