Tennessee Finishes Off UK, 37-17

11/24/2012 03:08 AM

Joker Phillips’ final season as UK’s head football coach ended in an all too familiar way Saturday when the Cats where pounded by Tennessee, 37-17, in Knoxville. The loss left UK without a conference win this season and with a 2-10 overall record, leaving Phillips with a 13-24 (4-20) three-year mark.

Freshman quarterback Jalen Whitlow put together what was maybe his best performance of the year, going 29-45 for 225 yards and a touchdown, while Jonathan George and Raymond Sanders combined for 113 yards and another score. But Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray lit up UK’s secondary for four touchdown passes, two of which came in the third quarter when the Vols extended a 20-17 lead to 34-17. The win gave Tennessee interim coach Jim Chaney his first career head coaching victory.

Stay tuned to KSTV this week as the Cats look to finalize a new head coach and change the direction of the program.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News or watch it anytime with Spectrum On Demand. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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