Tennessee Stat Book
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Streak is over and it ended in bizarre fashion.
Playing a receiver at quarterback the entire game Kentucky beat Tennessee 10-7 Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.
Kentucky snapped a 26-year losing streak to the Vols (5-7, 1-7 SEC) and in the bargain denied Tennessee getting bowl eligible.
The Wildcats (5-7, 2-6 SEC) used Matt Roark at quarterback due to injuries to its two usual quarterbacks. He rarely threw a pass but Tennessee’s offense had few answers of its own.
The only score in the first half was a Kentucky field goal.
The Wildcats made it 10-0 on CoShik Williams’ 6-yard run with 14:12 left to play.
Tennessee finally got on the scoreboard on Tyler Bray’s 53-yard pass to Rajion Neal.
With 12:52 to play, Kentucky’s lead was 10-7.
The Vols got three more possessions but the offense could not score.
Taiedo Smith’s interception on a fourth-and-17 throw by Bray with 1:27 to play was the final nail in Tennessee’s coffin.
The Wildcats drove 62 yards on their first possession of the for a 24-yard Craig McIntosh field goal.
Tennessee, meanwhile, had little offensive success until late in the second half.
Bray didn’t throw the ball well and the running game was ineffective.
The Vols had two mild threats. The first ended when Michael Palardy’s 45-yard field-goal try was blocked.
The second ended when Bray’s fourth-and-4 pass was batted down at the Kentucky 31.
In the second half the Vols had a first-and-goal in the third quarter after Bray hit Neal deep.
But two plays later the Vols fumbled a shotgun snap and Kentucky recovered.