Kentucky lose big. Cats have one last chance to gain bowl eligibility
11/15/2014 07:58 PM
The Kentucky Wildcats went down to Knoxville hoping to end a four game losing streak by picking up their sixth win. That potential victory would’ve made the team bowl eligible. Instead, for the fourth time in five games, the Cats defense gave up 41 or more points. Tennessee sophomore Quarterback Josh Dobbs threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns. UT Freshman Jalen Hurd rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown, and UK turned the ball over twice, as The Vols manhandled the Wildcats 50-16.
Kentucky sophomore Quarterback Patrick Towles had another mediocre performance statistically, completing just 13 of 25 passes for 168 yards with an interception. The sophomore did not throw a touchdown pass although he did run for a score. Receiver Javess Blue had six catches for 131 yards, but the important numbers were on the scoreboard. After taking a 3-zip lead, the Wildcats gave up 31 straight 1st half points effectively putting the game out of reach early. With the win the Volunteers improve to 5-5 overall, 2-4 in the SEC.
With its 5th loss in a row, UK falls to 5-6 on the season, finishing up 2-6 in the SEC. Kentucky has one last chance to pick up that elusive 6th victory. The Cats meet arch rival Louisville a week from Saturday at Cardinal Stadium with the kickoff time still to be determined. The Cards were idle this weekend and currently have a record of 7-3.