Venue: Commonwealth Stadium
Game Time: 12:00
With this win, Vanderbilt moves within 1 game of becoming bowl eligible for the second season in a row, which will be a school record. I repeat, with this win, Vanderbilt moves within 1 game of becoming bowl eligible for the second season in a row. Pitching their first shutout since 1968, again against Kentucky, James Franklin and Jordan Rodgers are rolling. Mixing in a balanced attack of rushing and passing, with big plays coming from both positions, the Wildcats were in no shape to contend. Battling M*A*S*H unit quantity injuries, Phillips was playing shorthanded, again, on both sides of the ball.
Kentucky’s QB play was very pedestrian again, with Whitlow getting the start, yet splitting time with Towles, with Towles taking over primarily in the Second Half. They threw for a combined 154 yards, 0 TD and 0 INT, but to be fair, the WR’s dropped several very catchable balls, so the stats are a bit misleading. UK’s rushing attack was roughly the same but Raymond Sanders and Jonathan George carried much of the load. Unfortunately the Cats weren’t able to capitalize on Jordan Rodgers INT or Fumble. Rodgers finished with 220 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT. Zac Stacy led the rushing attack with 11-69 and a TD. Brian Kimbrow broke for a long TD run as Tate was able to get in on the scoring also. Vanderbilt was able to pace their passing attack with the running game and UK’s defense was gassed by the end of the game.