Kentucky beats Vanderbilt 20-13 to move to .500 on the season

10/08/2016 07:32 PM

Photo: UK Athletics

It wasn’t always easy, but it got the job done.

The Kentucky Wildcats moved to .500 on the season with a 20-13 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium, thanks to a couple of key stops in the red zone in the game’s final 30 seconds.

The Cats took a 17-3 lead into the half, but the Commodores made things interesting in the second half as Kentucky struggled to move the ball and committed untimely penalties and turnovers. In the end, though, the Cats were able to eat clock and move the ball in the fourth quarter, with Austin MacGinnis knocking down what appeared to be a game-sealing 28-yard field goal with under two minutes to go.

But the Commodores stormed down the field to give themselves a few shots at the end zone in the game’s final seconds. A stop by Kentucky on 4th and goal with 7 seconds left gave the Cats the victory and moved them to 3-3 on the season and 2-2 in SEC play.

Offensively for Kentucky, it was another run-heavy attack, as freshman Benny Snell carried the ball 20 times for 94 yards to lead the way. Boom Williams (10 carries) and Jojo Kemp (12 carries) both finished with 55 yards and a touchdown for a UK backfield that finished with 258 yards on the ground for the game.

Kentucky did not allow an offensive touchdown to Vanderbilt for the entire game.

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